King with strong jaws

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Ernesto Sanchez Proal

Brown bears feast on salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska. This one, named "Evander" by the Rangers, bit this unfortunate salmon so hard that he cut off its head. Evander had the privileged position in the falls, where more fish chose to jump; so despite missing more than half of this fish, very quickly he caught another one, and another one, and another one... day and night. The rest of the fish was taken by bears downstream, who are either too young or too old and weak to challenge the king of the falls.

Location: Katmai National Park, Alaska, U.S.A.


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