Pictures of bears taken by me while in the Alaska bush last summer.
Posted at least one of these bear photos on the Rohrbaugh and Seecamp Forums awhile ago. I was armed with a pocket knife - blade a little over three inches.
Well I also had a roll of toilet paper, camera, and etc.
Mother grizzly walks out of the bush about 30 ft. in front of me by surprise.
Stops to eat some berries instead of me - to see how close she was there is no zoom on this photo or the one right above.
As she was leaving saw three cubs - one pictured. I did not realize there were cubs until then. Would have made the incident even scarier since we know a lawyer who was killed by a mother grizzly while hiking and camping in Alaska several years ago – one of my wife’s clients. Saw many grizzly bears - this was the closest encounter.
Brown bear decides to share the salmon stream with me.
I decided he could have it to himself. If you look closely it looks like a bone in his mouth - last
salmon fishing guy?
Black bear above me in a tree.
Really more people are killed in Alaska and Canada by Moose each year than by bears.
Being stomped or antlered to death, or eaten alive - neither sound like a good way to end the day. My wife's client who was killed by the mother grizzly was only hit once with her paw - no bites. His two friends carried his body for several days before they could get help - flagged down a small plane at a lake. They did not want to leave him and take the chance that bears, wolves, and etc. would get to the body.