Ever wanted a secret look at the everyday life of Alaskan brown bears?
Your wish is granted. This stunning live footage is streaming (pun barely intended) from Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, where Alaskan brown bears wade through the river fairly regularly to dine on delicious salmon.
It’s a fascinating and rare glimpse into the lives of such powerful predators. Keep it streaming in the background at work for a quick distraction, so you can keep tabs on your favorite bear.
This amazing live footage is powered by Explore.org, which operates dozens of live cameras for various species around the world. The Alaskan brown bears in this streaming video wander into the frames to fish at the falls and fill their bellies.
The National Park Service states that though they are active at Brooks Falls from mid-spring to mid-fall during daylight hours, July is actually the best time to watch bears feeding there. Starting in late June, sockeye (red) salmon jump the falls where hungry Alaskan brown bears are eagerly waiting for a fast food meal.
The bears aggressively defend their honey hole fishing spots from competitors, just like we do.
This is the best time of year to watch this amazing act of nature unfold, so keep the video streaming in the background and enjoy studying bears from the safety of your chair. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see a bear snag a big salmon right out of mid-air, as it’s happening in real-time! It doesn’t get much cooler than that.