Brown bear mother and cub, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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Where did you drop the fish, son?. Brown bears in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
In the pristine landscapes of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, brown bears reign supreme. These magnificent creatures, also known as grizzly bears, are an iconic symbol of the untamed wilderness. Impressive in size, adult males can exceed 1,000 pounds and reach a standing height of 10 feet. Their thick, shaggy fur—varying in shades from blond to dark brown—provides insulation against the harsh Alaskan winter.
Brown bears are opportunistic omnivores, and their diet comprises berries, fish, small mammals, and carrion. They show off their amazing fishing skills in the park's rivers and lakes, particularly during the annual salmon runs. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve offers these magnificent creatures a sanctuary to roam, thrive, and prepare for each year's hibernation.