Brown bear and Chum salmon

Brown bear (Ursus arctos) and Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

Detailed Description

Bear predation on salmon can be high in many Alaskan rivers.  Brown bears Ursus arctos and Chum Salmon Oncorhynchus keta are managed concurrently in McNeil River State Game Sanctuary by Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game to benefit the salmon, bears, commercial fishers, and provide unparalleled close-up bear viewing and photography opportunities for the public.


Image Dimensions: 3072 x 2304

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Location Taken: US


Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is part of a nation-wide cooperative program, initiated in 1935, to promote research and graduate student training in the ecology and management of fish, wildlife and their habitats.