Grizzly Bears in Knight Inlet,
British Columbia, Canada.
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When we finally arrived far up Knight Inlet at the Glendale
Spawning Channel via a 1 1/2 hour boat
Knight Inlet Lodge on Minstrel Island, then a short van ride to where the grizzlies should be,
we were not
We saw about a dozen or so Grizzlies playing and catching salmon.
There was one mother bear there with her 3 cubs and all the other bears were
keeping a clear berth of her.
This one is just letting me know it knows I'm there.
Look away Frank. That ain't lipstick he's wearing.
The bears found it easier to catch the fish near the shallows where the salmon
would need to jump out of the water to get upstream.
Once caught it would take about 10 minutes to eat a good size salmon.
The 3 bears.
These bear cubs were never far from their mother.
Although they looked cute, they were already capable of eating me!
Here is the garb we wore on the boat to take us up Knight Inlet to the bears.
Only 4 of us were on the boat along with our host John Reid, who ran the
Knights Inlet Lodge on Minstrel Island.
Along the way we saw this black bear on the shore.
The gorgeous view at the bend of Knight Inlet near the bears.
These salmon were trying to get upstream right where the bears congregated.
Check out the video of a grizzly bear
trying to catch salmon in the deeper water.
I'm not really sure what this bear was looking at. Maybe he was trying to smell
There were eagles above, but I don't know why they would interest him.
There was a lot of growling here. The bear on the left is the cub's mother. The
one on the right eventually backed down and walked away.. avoiding eye contact
This bear came up on the path between where we were and our van.
Fortunately, we were somewhat protected by a raised platform.
Here the bear just caught one of the many it would eat this day.
The Caribbean-like blue water comes from the seasonal melting of the glacier further
up Knight Inlet.
Klinaklini Icefield (Silverthrone Glacier)
As you travel closer to the glacier, the amount of fresh water increases and
the blue gets paler.
Glendale Spawning Channel sign - Grizzly bears can be an extreme hazard - Duh!
We went past this sign a mile or so to reach the viewing platforms.
It wasn't like the bears were only past this sign either. You had to be on the
alert for them anywhere on both sides of this sign.
Check out the Orcas (Killer Whales) we saw the next day >>
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