20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Dive

Alaskan Brown Bears all have their own fishing techniques. This bear fished in the jacuzzi. This is the area at the bottom of Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park. The jacuzzi is continually bubbling from the rushing water crashing over the falls and the salmon swirling around under the water gathering speed to jump up the river. The bear would watch for salmon moving just under the surface and dive in to catch them. It was so fun to watch and he was quite successful!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Brooks Falls, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Jo-Anne Oucharek