I am not feeling very wordy these days, but there are many pictures to describe the things I lack to energy to say, so, here are some more bears from last summer.
On the hot summer days at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, particularly around 3-4 pm, the bears lollygag around. Salmon feeding happens every afternoon. These bears are never late for dinner. Really, when you're a bear, it's always dinnertime, so this schedule thing may make a bear feel a bit blue. This guy parked on his butt below the viewing deck waiting patiently for salmon time.
Bears are not the only ones who know when feeding time is. The birds arrive early too. It turns out bears are not the tidiest of eaters, and there are generally lots of bite size tidbits strewn about for birds.
Hello big guy! I love the way they can wiggle their noses from side to side. He is looking at me hopefully for a fish. But alas, it is only the staff that feed these guys.
Just sitting around on his backside, waiting for salmon snack.
And if you randomly get an itch...scratch it.
Oh yeah, that's the spot!
And the butt...don't forget to scratch the butt.
Meanwhile, across the meadow, this bear is feeling much less lively...and looks almost despondent about having to wait for dinner.
This bear is trying a little pole dance routine, maybe that will make dinner come faster?
Finally!! The salmon gets delivered!