Sometimes you are lucky... and you see a coastal brown bear fishing for salmon without going on a flight to Katmai or Lake Clark. There is no guarantee, but sometimes we are lucky. We had a perfect day hiking around Valdez and decided to go back to the fish hatchery where the Salmon was running since a few days. It was the second evening in a row and we were about to give up as we had been waiting already for a few hours...
Not that is wasn't anyway already spectacular. There were eagles, sea gulls and sea lions competing for food, harrassing each other and playing around. An almost surreal scene right in front of us. But then the incredible happened. A coastal brown bear walked up and caught right in front of us his dinner. We couldn't believe how close he was to us! Seeing his gigantic pranks and his fishing technique was a real excitement. The show lasted about half an hour before he decide to walk off into the woods and get his well deserved rest. Pumped up we made our way back to camp in our converted school bus and as if the day wasn't already an absolute highlight, a black bear decided to pop out next to us on the road. We just got a quick glimpse, but we could happily check off another animal sighting from our bucket list...
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