1808_6801 One That Got Away
A lucky Pink Salmon twists in mid-leap to escape the snapping jaws and swiping paw of a big Black Bear. This male was a fairly aggressive bear, chasing other bears away and commandeering the best fishing spot. But he was not a great fisher; we saw him miss far more than he caught. I suppose bears are like us in a way: some have natural ability and some do not. Perhaps a different career choice would be a good idea?
Photographed on the wild, west coast of British Columbia (Canada). Don't use this image on websites, blogs, or other media without explicit permission © 2018 James R. Page - all rights reserved.