Monday, July 13, 2009

Anan Bear Observatory

We took a charter trip with Alaska Charters and Adventures to the Anan Bear Observatory. It is in Tongass National Forest and maintained by the US Forest Service. There is a viewing platform built about 50 feet above a bend in a river above a small waterfall. The spawning pink salmon tend to pile up as they try to jump up the waterfalls making a great place for bears and eagles to feed. This is a wild habitat that the bears allow humans to share. Words can not adequately express the wonders of being invited into their living room and allowed to sit at the couch for a few hours while they play and dine - so we will let the photos speak for themselves. We've put a few more photos on the flickr page as well.

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