https://explore.org/meet-the-bearsIt’s chow-down time for the brown bears at Brooks Falls in southwestern Alaska. That means a daily diet of salmon, salmon, and more salmon. A large adult male bear can catch and eat more than 30 a day. That’s more than 120 pounds of fish!
This happens all summer at Brooks Falls, a popular spawning site for sockeye salmon, which makes it a very popular fishing site for bears in Katmai National Park and Preserve. More than 80 gathered there last summer. Their fishing styles vary: Some scoop, some dive and one wise old fellow just plops in the river and waits for lunch to come swimming by.
Some people travel to Alaska to witness this spectacle. For the rest of us, the National Park Service and explore.org have set up live webcams along the river. Then they invite the public to vote online for their favorite tubby bear.
This annual competition, called Fat Bear Week, runs from October 5 to 11 this year. Each day, pairs of bears face off. Those getting the most votes advance to the next round. At week’s end, a champion is declared.https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/for-fat-bear-week-pick-your-favorite-for-this-years-chunky-champ/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning+Brief+9-27-22_9_27_2022&utm_term=Active%20subscriber