2022—Family Dining

Many different sedge species flourish in the salt marshes of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak Brown Bears spend much of the spring after emerging from their dens savoring these grasses as they graze contentedly. The grasses grow quickly in the spring and by our second week on the island, the various grasses had added several inches in height. It wouldn’t be long before the bears would be practically invisible, camouflaged and hidden deep in the swaths of tall grass, making it much more dangerous to be out. We were lucky that this family was still visible although the cubs could easily disappear. In order to see what might be out there, the cubs sometimes rose to their hind feet, making their eyes almost as high as Mama Bear’s. The entire bear family seems to be enjoying a grassy green feast.

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