Alaskan anglers close call with brown bear

KEEN wildlife photographer Robert Hawthorne captured a close encounter when he spotted a brown bear eyeing a pair of unsuspecting fishermen in Katmai National Park, Alaska.


The Montana-based wildlife photographer was guiding a tour when he spotted the bear. Interestingly, Hawthorne knew from experience that the two fishermen weren’t actually in any real danger and said:

“When given protection such as a habitat like Katmai National Park, and especially when bears are so focused on a single food source like salmon, close and passive encounters can happen daily without risk of attack,”

“The bear truly was not interested in the fishermen, although he may have been interested to see if they had caught a fish for stealing.”


Hawthorne also explained that it’s not uncommon to see bears while fishing “but it was clear he was not threatening”.

The two fisherman, like Hawthorne, were reportedly unphased by the encounter after being shown the images.


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