Strange as it seems I’ve spent a good part of this afternoon and evening watching the bears feed at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park in Alaska. It’s fascinating and you can watch live!
As the salmon swims upstream to spawn they reach the falls. There must be an official word to describe what they do, but it looks like they’re trying to jump to the top so they can swim on.
The water is very cold. It’s fed by snow melt. The bears don’t care.
Obviously words has gotten out quicker in the bear community than the fish community. The bears get fed and the fish just keep on coming.
When Helaine and I traveled to Alaska this feeding frenzy had already ended for the season. It is something I’d like to see in person some day.