If you’ve ever seen images of bears coolly chomping fish that appear to jump straight into the predators’ mouths, chances are good they were shot at Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. It’s basically an al fresco salmon buffet for bears.
And if you’ve ever wondered whether mama bears are as protective as their reputation makes them out to be, take a look at this charming video of one Brooks Falls parent known to her Internet following as Grazer. Earlier this week, while Grazer and her trio of cubs were taking advantage of the final days of the salmon run, she watched the wee brown bundles spill over the (okay, pretty small) waterfall. She appears to scold the babes, then she leaps down to round them up.
The folks at explore.org, which runs the Brooks Falls bear cam in partnership with the national park, report that the cubs came out unscathed.