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Brown Bear - Katmai National Park, Alaska
Walk along the Riverbank - Brown Bear - Katmai National Park, Alaska: Brooks Falls is one of the best places in the world to watch brown bears because it is one of the first streams in the region where bright, energetic, and pre-spawned salmon are available to bears. In July, most salmon are moving through large rivers and lakes where bears cannot successfully fish. Early in the salmon run, Brooks Falls creates a temporary barrier to migrating salmon. This results in a particularly successful fishing spot for bears. Once salmon stop migrating in large numbers, Brooks Falls is no longer a good place to fish and bears quickly abandon that spot for better fishing elsewhere.