Fishing For Salmon With Alaska’s Brown Bears

COMM: Home to the world’s largest concentration of wild brown bears, the 200 square mile McNeal
River area is a protected wildlife sanctuary. COMM: Between June and August, bears of all ages congregate in the area to feed on the
salmon travelling upstream to spawn. COMM: Photographer Daniel Wise spent eight hours a day surrounded by bears, often fighting
over fishing territory. But to visit the sanctuary and get this close, you must apply through
a lottery system, as no more than 10 individuals at a time are allowed at the viewing locations.
Daniel applied twice before he could take the trip, travelling by floatplane from Homer, Alaska. COMM: All five species of pacific salmon can be found in the McNeil River, but it is chum
or dog salmon that primarily lure these bears into the waters. COMM: Although it may look dangerous, no visitor to the reserve has ever been injured by the
bears, as all activities are respectful of the brown bears’ home.

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11 Responses

  1. Francina Calhoun says:


  2. Number1plus0 says:


  3. jordan smith says:

    hello barcroft

  4. B Marti says:

    Why don't the bears try and eat the seagulls? They are literally surrounded by them.

  5. Rosie Marsili says:

    Beautiful !

  6. Jackie Calhoun says:

    I luv this video! pls, bring in more! GORGEOUS ANIMALS..

  7. Inazuma65 says:

    The picture of the salmon with the eggs coming out makes me hungry. Ikura!

  8. Grizzly says:

    Thats my Cousins

  9. Banana Cake says:

    Whoever disliked is a really mean person so don't be that guy

  10. Weston Greiner says:

    that Is really cool I would of ran if I saw a bear that close to me

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