All bear photos are of animals photographed in the Alaska wild. The
Grizzly Bear photos were all captured in Denali National Park,
Lake Clark National Park or Chugach National Forest.
Denali National Park is one of the easiest and
most accessible locations in the world to see Grizzly bears. It is not
uncommon to have them walking right down the road past busses full of visitors.
There was a time when coastal bears were considered Brown Bears, and interior
bears, Grizzly. It is now believed they are the same species and the two
terms often get used interchangeably. The coastal Brown Bear definitely grows
much larger, this is because of the readily available food sources such as
salmon. Bears in Denali often spend there time grazing on plants and roots
and because of this, don't tend to grow as large.
Bear photos are all from Kenai Fjords National Park
or Chugach National Forest. One researcher told me
that Kenai Fjords may contain the highest concentration of black bears anywhere