Amazing Encounter with an Alaskan Brown Bear

Hanging out with “Smokey” the bear.

Watch as the bear relaxes near the photographer.  This mans heart must have skipped a beat!   On top of it all, this massive bear has got some pretty incredible – and big company.  What a beautiful bear!

Many streams and rivers in Alaska are chock full of brown bears (we know them as grizzly bears) and black bears fishing for spawning salmon, during the salmon run in the summer.


Alicja is an economist, enjoys climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, cycling and gets out into the backcountry as much as possible. See all of Alicja's Blog Posts