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Hybrid Red/Blue Fox
Alaska 2012
  • Territory: Washington State, British Columbia, Alaska
  • Time: May - August, 4600 miles traveled
  • Vessel: "Teacup", Nordic Tug 37
  • Primary Activity: Cower under a rain shelter.

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Bear Follies

As mentioned on my introduction page I saw fewer bears this year, continuing a multi-year trend for reasons unknown, compared to ten years ago. But I saw a few bears at Geographic Harbor and elsewhere, and some mama bears with yearling cubs (but no newborn cubs).

First, some views of the spectacular Geographic Harbor landscape:

An interesting geological formation

High bluffs in the afternoon light

Evening alpenglow

Now for some bear images:

Mama bear looking warily at my boat ...

And her yearling cub

A bear's favorite treat

Yearling learns from mama

A big bear

There's also an account of a bear "close encounter" on my Larsen Bay page — a case where I'm not safe on my boat, separated from my subjects by hundreds of meters of water, but walking along a trail in the wilds of Alaska.

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