The endearing Kodiak Brown Bear that we watched several afternoons as we motored back to camp in our boats, the one that draped itself over a shelf along the river’s edge, up off the shoreline but in a position to watch all that passed by, moved to the water’s edge on our last evening there. It slowly waddled to the edge of the water and began to sip from the river, watching us as we drifted by. Revisiting these photographs, only a few weeks away from seeing them in the flesh (the fur?) I can’t wait to return to see how they’re faring. Such magnificent creatures.