Pearls of the Planet: Brown Bears
Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. Captured on live high-definition webcams over a year, the majestic bears catch salmon, mate, and rear their young. The occasional moose, wolves and owls appear, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, explore's “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the far North.
July and August are the prime season for brown bears fishing salmon at Katmai. You can watch the bears on the explore.org livecam right now. Also check out the special live commentaries by Mike Fitz and the forest rangers, who provide details about the bears who visit the river frequently, all summed up in this week’s report. And read a New Yorker article about the unique project here.