Yeah, yeah, it's a cliche image, but Katmai is awesome. I took this a couple summers ago while visiting Alaska for the first time. Katmai was definitely the highlight of the trip, and getting ridiculously close to these massive brown bears was an experience I'll never forget. It was amazing watching the different bears' behavior and their various fishing techniques. Some waited for the salmon to jump, others sat at the base of the falls and tried to catch them with their paws, and one just waited for another bear to catch one then went over and tried to steal it. This particular bear was one of the show-offs and did nothing but try and make the mid-air catch. He was pretty successful!

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