Mendenhall Glacier Bears, Juneau, AK, August 2007

The summer of 2007 was a fantastic bear year in Juneau.

If you visited the Mendenhall Glacier anytime between late-July and August of that year, you were nearly guaranteed a black bear viewing. There were 13 black bears concentrated in a roughly 1.5 mile stretch of Steep Creek, feeding on the spawning salmon making their way upstream. The raised viewing platforms of the Moraine Trail – originally built to enhance salmon viewing – proved to be a wonderful and safe way to watch the bears and their cubs go about their feeding.

Skinny Cinnamon

Skinny Cinnamon

Cuddly Cub

Cuddly Cub

Don't Cross This Line

Don't Cross This Line

Caught One

Caught One

Ready to Run

Ready to Run

Yeah What?

Yeah What?

Dinner

Dinner

Curious Cub

Curious Cub

Grassy Bear

Grassy Bear

Lookout

Lookout

High Step

High Step

Mama and Cubs

Mama and Cubs

Fishing

Fishing

Into the Sunset

Into the Sunset

Skinny CinnamonCuddly CubDon't Cross This LineCaught OneReady to RunYeah What?DinnerCurious CubGrassy BearLookoutHigh StepMama and CubsFishingInto the Sunset

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