Greetings to all you Fat Bear Fans!

Its close to that time of year when our favorite bears begin to arrive for their summer feast.  It is predicted to be another record salmon run in Bristol Bay this year.

The Bear Cams will be operating again in time for the salmon run in late June.

The 2021 Fat Bear Week Competition will begin Wednesday, September 29  and conclude with the announcement of the winner Tuesday, October 5.

Katmai Conservancy's Fat Bear Celebration --- a virtual event celebrating 2021 Fat Bears will be Saturday, October 9.

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A fascinating look at the bears of Katmai —

Beginning in 2012, Explore has provided the world an intimate look at the Coastal Brown Bears in Katmai National Park and Preserve.  The Coastal Browns are the same species as the inland Grizzlies of Alaska, Canada, and NW United States (Ursus horribilis).    Because of ample food supplies in the Park, Katmai has the largest protected population of Brown/Grizzly bears in the world.   One of the best places to view bears fishing is on the Naknek River at Brook Falls.  This area is only accessible by float plane, so the Bearcams give you an upclose and personal experience.

Visit the Bearcams provided by the great people at Explore.  Watch the Bearcam.   Enjoy and join in the discussion.

Welcome to, the largest Live Nature Camera network on the planet! We bring nature to you, raw, unscripted, and unedited. Enjoy the natural world as it unfolds in real time in front of our cameras. takes you to the most remote places around the globe, from the plains of Kenya, Africa to the riverbanks of Katmai, Alaska. Visit the full multi-cam experience on our website: Our Short and Long Format Nature Clips capture the best moments from our live cams and travel expeditions. Observing Nature requires patience and time, so these short clips give you a taste of the natural world. In addition to short clips, there are long format nature highlights. We suggest you play these on your Smart TV and escape. These nature clips are the perfect antidote to stress and connect us to the natural world. Enjoy!

Before you go, you may want to see what it takes for Explore to bring these great bears to your home.  Anchorage Daily News, July 23, 2017






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The amazing folks at have provided us several ways to watch these magnificant bears along with many more interesting and beautiful animals.