"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bearly Thursday



There hasn’t been much going on around home that was worthy of blogging material the past few days.  Wanda is still making trips to Jackson to help deal with her mother’s situation.  Sally and I just hang out, cut a little grass, do a little weed-eating, etc.  I find myself spending more time on my computer than I should.  Reading blogs, making an occasional comment, following links, etc.

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a very unique live webcam.  I found myself sitting in my chair watching it for over an hour.  Much better than watching TV.  At one time there were nine bears on camera.  A couple were up on top of the falls, catching salmon in their mouths.  A couple more were practically submerged below the falls, and would actually dive under the water and come up with a fish. 

The picture above is a capture I took early this morning.  A minute or so later the bear turned and looked directly into the camera, but I wasn’t quick enough to catch that.  It was like it was looking directly at me. Almost spooky.

The camera is located on the Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska.  The link is  http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/river-watch-brown-bear-salmon-cams

Check it out.  Bet you will find yourself sitting a spell, and watching some of Nature at its best.


  1. Oh perfect...my sister follow the eagle cam for years. She's in a wheelchair with MS and only gets out when the weather isn't hot! i'm sharing with her...hope you find time for a day trip somewhere .... I know how that care-giving takes it all out of you. I'll probably got watch the bear now :O)

  2. Wow! I'm mesmerized. You are right - way better than TV.

  3. Thanks for the link, have not really looked at animal cams since the old Africa waterhole cams.

  4. That was cool! Reminds me of my trip to Geographic Bay to view the bears. Seems like only yesterday, but it was nine years ago...

  5. What a neat link! Very entertaining on a rainy (again) Thursday! I've watched some bird cams before but this is awesome! Thanks!

  6. Thanks for sharing...finally a "Reality Show" worth watching... hope all is well with Wanda's Mother...take care my friend..Horst

  7. Just found your blog. I love your header picture.

    Thanks for sharing the webcam. I'll check it out.

  8. I am sooooo hoping there will be bears when we get to Hyder on the way home. Animals have been pretty scarce the last month because of the heat.


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