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#32587 - 08/05/13 12:34 PM Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7387
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's a live webcam you can watch: bears catching salmon



From this web page: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam




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#32588 - 08/05/13 04:51 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
Glenn Offline


Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 104
Loc: Oklahoma
Great! I know what I'm going to do for the next several hours! Earlier there were salmon jumping the fall, but no bear. Now there's a bear, but no salmon... hmm.

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#32602 - 08/06/13 11:00 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Glenn]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7387
Loc: Fresno, CA
Pretty amazing to sit here at 11 PM and watch it -- it is still daylight way up there!

...no fish and no bears tonight.


Edited by Steve C (08/06/13 11:02 PM)

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#32608 - 08/07/13 09:31 AM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
Paul Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 181
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
It's rather addicting...

I have been watching regularly, and timing is everything. Damm bears...Hey, you're on TV, perform.

One day, I was watching and thought, oh, no bears, but then, a rock moved, it was a bear sitting quietly and patiently for a salmon.

Another time, I was lucky enough to catch a bear in action when he/she caught a salmon.

paul

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#32868 - 08/23/13 08:45 AM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Paul]
Paul Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 181
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Finally....today at 8:40....a bear!!!!!!

Paul

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#32869 - 08/23/13 09:00 AM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Paul]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7387
Loc: Fresno, CA
Aww man! Gone at 9 AM.

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#32873 - 08/23/13 11:06 AM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
Whitney Fan Offline


Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 213
Loc: Las Vegas
They show up a little more often than implied above . . . bottom line, wildlife will be wild . . . it's always a bit of a waiting game.

When bears are not viewable you can amuse yourself by trying to figure out what percentage of the salmon make a successful leap to the top on their first try!

And for those who have not viewed this cam yet -- someone both pans and zooms the camera when interesting sights are happening.

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#32875 - 08/23/13 12:56 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Whitney Fan]
Chicagocwright Offline


Registered: 09/05/12
Posts: 172
Loc: Alaska
When the season (salmon run) is over, they re-broadcast the highlights.

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#32923 - 08/25/13 03:41 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Chicagocwright]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7387
Loc: Fresno, CA
Bear at 3:40 pm today

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#32929 - 08/25/13 05:12 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
Barbara Offline


Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 40
Loc: LA, CA
Bear at 5:12pm - amazing!

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#32947 - 08/26/13 01:59 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Barbara]
Whitney Fan Offline


Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 213
Loc: Las Vegas
Ah, yes, real drama at Brooks Falls . . .

I was watching one bear nonchalantly and leisurely chomping on a salmon and leaving the carcass in the water. A bird approached on the water, looking for the right moment. The bear seemed to dismiss it as nothing to worry about. Of course, once the bear looked away the bird darted in to grab the carcass and fly away with it.

I'm not an expert on bear facial expressions, but I swear it appeared to be pretty flummoxed by this event.

I spent 18 days in Alaska a few months ago, my first trip ever there. Like many others, I'm sure, I left part of my heart there.

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#33336 - 09/19/13 03:35 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Whitney Fan]
Paul Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 181
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Bear alert......They are so much fun to watch.

I noticed that this morning, the temp was around 35 degrees. Should be snow soon and a new element.

Paul

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#33337 - 09/19/13 05:57 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
2 bears...and one caught a salmon!

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#33349 - 09/20/13 10:54 AM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: wazzu]
Chicagocwright Offline


Registered: 09/05/12
Posts: 172
Loc: Alaska
The mountains on the edges of Anchorage have already received their "Termination Dust". Fairbanks also already received a nice little snow storm. I completed a Mt. Whitney summit last year on my father's 67th Birthday September 28. When I returned to Anchorage a couple days later I was greeted at the airport by my kids with snowballs and a yard full of snow.

Also note that the Bears are actually quite wasteful and often only eat the fattiest parts of the fish leaving the rest for the birds and other scavengers.

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#33523 - 09/30/13 02:53 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7387
Loc: Fresno, CA
Check it out! Bear goin' fishin' today!

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#33700 - 10/09/13 12:37 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
Paul Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 181
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
Lately, activity has picked up. It's also very relaxing watching them in the natural habitat. I will say this, I wish I could cross a fast flowing stream as well as they do...ah, four legs.

paul

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#33701 - 10/09/13 12:54 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Paul]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 530
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Three bears just now. All seem well fed and healthy, although no fish today.

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#33709 - 10/09/13 10:34 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: John Sims]
Whitney Fan Offline


Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 213
Loc: Las Vegas
I've noticed when darkness prevents a live feed that they now often replay video from earlier in the day. This last week, when I checked that out one time, there were 7 (SEVEN!) bears at one point within the field of view, one of them on the upper level of the falls.

Katmai -- yet another reason for me to return to Alaska.

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#36854 - 05/28/14 10:53 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Whitney Fan]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7387
Loc: Fresno, CA
Bumping this thread to the top.

There are a lot of bears in the pictures!

It does appear that video is recorded earlier. Maybe during daylight hours it is live.

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#36855 - 05/28/14 11:04 PM Re: Brooks Falls - Brown Bear & Salmon Cam [Re: Steve C]
Whitney Fan Offline


Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 213
Loc: Las Vegas
I've noticed that prerecorded video is on LOTS of the time. Especially in the evening once darkness has hit and -- I think -- in the "off season" much of the time, when the salmon aren't running.

Just checked it out now at 11 PM PDT, and sure enough, a 29 minute and 30 second prerecorded video is on. You can see it's a video on the bottom of the screen with the slide bar moving and the video length and status information showing. I also see right now that at the lower right of that screen it says "off air".

Not that any of this detracts from the excellence of this feed! And in daytime, especially "in season", it's a live feed more often than not.

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