Bears catching salmon photos

A collection of photos of bears catching or chasing fish, mostly salmon. Bears eat all five species of Pacific salmon, King salmon, Sockeye salmon, silver salmon, pink and chum salmon. Bears use a variety of tactics to catch salmon, most of which are on display here.

Photographically, the most exciting tend to be bears chasing salmon in shallow water and poncing or leaping on to the fish, slamming the fish with their paws, then grabing them in their teeth. It's pretty intense to watch and listen to.