There’s no better place on earth to see brown bears in action than Katmai National Park’s Brooks Falls, as this adorable cub’s antics show.
When you’re an 800-pound brown bear, wading in strong currents isn’t that big of a deal. Toss yourself in as a 100-lb yearling, however, and things might get dicey fast.
Not to worry, however, as Brooks Falls – the location of this clip – is a small, 6-foot waterfall famous for its brown bear feedings. He’s not in any danger, but instead we get to watch him learn the hard way not to mess with waterfalls.
“909 arrives above the falls for some lip fishing with Little Bean right behind her she gets caught in the current & over the falls she went,” posts Travel Guide Book to Facebook. 909 is the Katmai identification number of the sow present with her cub. “Little Bean” appears to be the codename given to her adorable, tumbling cub.
“All’s well that ends well 909 retrieved her by the island,” Travel Guide Book concludes. Give the clip a watch for yourself below. Then, we’ll get into the details on Explore.org‘s fantastic live nature cam program.
As you can hear in the clip above, Brooks Falls is a popular spot for brown bear viewing. In fact, it’s one of the most popular spots in the world to get a glimpse at these majestic beasts – if not the most well-known.
This is in part due to Katmai National Park‘s fantastic collaboration with Explore.org. Through the latter’s Live Nature Cam program, anyone with internet access can watch the bears at Brooks Falls anytime, anywhere.
Katmai National Park’s Brooks Falls: A Bear Watcher’s Dream
At the falls, brown bears come to feed on spawning salmon through the summer months. They do so to fatten up for winter hibernation. As a result, sometimes more than two dozen bears can be seen in tandem at Brooks Falls. This typically happens in peak season (midsummer). It is a fantastic site, and one this Outsider often has playing on their television thanks to Explore‘s live feed.
It’s easy to do so yourself, too! The livestream is included below, and can be found on YouTube anytime at the same link.
Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park is the best place in the world to watch brown bears feasting on salmon as they swim upstream to spawn. Find out the best time to watch live and learn more about Katmai and its brown bears on Explore.org @ https://goo.gl/fhMmQy.Explore Live Nature Cams
Explore‘s Brooks Falls cam runs on solar power, so it stays live so long as enough sun is available. In my time watching, I’ve never seen it unavailable.
So the next time you feel yourself needing more adorable-to-fantastic bear footage, fellow Outsiders, fire up the ol’ live feed and give it a watch. It never fails to bring some good ol’ fashioned joy the way only nature can.