The Noble King of the Wilderness

Recently, home for another trip to Alaska, I am reminded of the noble bears that live in the wilderness.  They sleep for much of the year, hibernating below ground.  Their time in the sun goes quickly as they feast on what they can find in nature

Subadult brown bear fishes for salmon in Alaska.

Young brown bear looking for salmon in an Alaskan stream.

Black bear in the temperate rain forest of Alaska.

Adult black bear sniffing the multitude of smells in the forest, Alaska.