Bear face closeup while clamming at Lake Clark National Park. Coastal brown bears typically are larger than their inland counterparts. The high fat, high protein diet found along the Cook Inlet coasts west of Homer create calorie dense feeding grounds for these bears before they go into hibernation. Those long claws are not great for climbing but they are wonderful for clamming. The tidal flats at Lake Clark are brimming with razor, butter, and little neck clams. This grizzly keeps an eye out while digging through the rocky, sandy mud.
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