For more than a year, high-definition cameras in Alaska’s Katmai National Park captured the lives of brown bears in and around a river where they gathered to hunt salmon. In a new television special, you can watch them (as well as other wildlife) troll the river for snacks from above the water, and below. There’s no narration—just the sounds of nature—so it's an unusually peaceful experience, even as wildlife documentaries go.
The footage comes from "Pearls of the Planet," an international network of nature webcams streaming on Explore.org. The half-hour segment on Alaska’s brown bears premiered on June 13 on Link TV. It will also play June 14 on the Southern California public television station KCET.
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