Emile Wessels photography

Alaska / Canada 2007

Wildlife and landscapes

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The mother will often send young cubs into a tree where they will be relatively safe while she is off hunting or fishing.
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Katmai national park
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The 6ft high Brooks Falls presents quite an obstacle to the salmon swimming upstream to their spawning gounds. As they jump up the falls they are easier to catch. This attracts bears from far away - we counted up to 25 at a time.
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And no, the salmon was not Photoshoped in.
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And no, the salmon was not Photoshoped in - see next photo
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Brooks Falls, Katmai national Park
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Sub-adult bear, reviewing its options
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Fights for the best fishing spots can sometimes get serious, but are usually settled with a lot of posturing
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Fights for the best fishing spots can sometimes get serious, but are usually settled with a lot of posturing
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Sometimes your meal comes to you
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Remember to chew
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Blackstone Bay, Prince William Sound, Alaska
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All the glaciers in College Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska are named after famous colleges and universities
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The dark areas are pulverized rock that form part of the glacier's moraine - in this case from one of the branches of the main glacier.
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