A young Grizzly Bear chases jumping fish- a Dolly Varden trout- as it tries to swim up a series of falls on an Alaskan river. The Dolly Varden is a subspecies of anadromous fish in the salmon family. The jumping fish will swim upstream and jump falls in order to lay their eggs in their desired habitat.
This Grizzly Bear Photo was taken at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in the Alaskan back country.
Grizzly Bears will adapt their solitary behavior to tolerate other bears when salmon are migrating upstream. This behavior indicates an understanding that while salmon are migrating, there is no need to compete for food.
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