2023—Lazy Dog

What has always impressed me about Kodiak Brown Bears is that, despite their huge presence, they are not at all the scary beasts one might think they’d be. In fact, as I have often repeated after my first encounter with them three years ago, they remind me of grazing cattle, lazy dogs, and Teddy bears. Because we acted appropriately, we were not a threat to them and they were not a threat to us. They seemed to accept us in their world. This female, a bear we called Lonely Bear because she was always by herself, settled down to rest on the rocky shore covered with Seaside Sandplant in her “lazy dog” persona.