On a sunny May morning in 2014, as the Alaskan subarctic was beginning to warm up, park rangers watched a young female bear, Tundra, explore the marshland around the famous Brooks River.
Two months later, she was dead.
Tundra, also known as Bear 130, had been partially eaten by another bear.
One of the peaks of the bear-viewing summer season has now arrived, as the legendary Alaskan salmon run entices brown bears to congregate around the Brooks River waterfall, in remote Katmai National Park. In this wild, far-off realm, people globally tune in to watch bears snatching salmon out of the air, and once full of fish, dozing beside the river. Read more…