Black Bear in a tree - Anan Bay, Alaska
if you think you can climb a tree to get away from a bear, think again. This bear was 6meters (20 feet) up the tree, and later took a nap up there. A ranger told us that this bear, was spending it's first year away from its mother. It was in the tree to wait until the other, larger bears were done fishing for salmon at the falls.
We visited Anan Bay on 7 August 2007, it is a great spot although fairly difficult to get to. We saw brown bears early in the morning and then American Black Bear, all catching salmon, which are coming up the creek to spawn.
Black Bear in a tree
Anan Wildlife Observatory, Anan Creek
Tongass National Forest, Alaska
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