Brown bear tracks in the sand

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Brown bear tracks in the sand

Brown bear tracks on the coastline at Lake Clark. In their continuous quest for food, coastal brown bears will roam their territory daily to forage and hunt. Pictured here along the Cook Inlet coast just west of Homer, Alaska are the paw prints of a lone brown bear.

These opportunistic omnivores find ample sources of seafoods here. The energy rich diet allows adult brown bears to reach weights exceeding 1,000 pounds before hibernating. On the sandy beach at low tide, these fresh bear tracks are reminiscent of leisurely walks on a sunny day near the sea. Researchers call these waterways the urban centers for brown bears as the Lake Clark ecology sustains high concentrations of well nourished bear families and single adults.

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Brown bear tracks in the sand was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer