Katmai Bear Cam

I was excited to find that during bear season every year there is a live bear cam in Katmai National Park and Preserve where you can watch bears going about their business. The cam is active from mid-Spring through early Fall.

Here is a video from the bear cam from last year showing bears catching and eating fish.

Katmai National Preserve is at the southern end of the Alaskan Peninsula, 300 miles south of Anchorage. There are 13 volcanos in the park, including 5 that are active. On June 6, 1912 Novaropta erupted, the largest eruption of any volcano anywhere in the 20th century. As a result, acid rain burned clothing lines as far south as Vancouver, British Columbia, 1400 miles away. Locally, a lantern held at arm’s length couldn’t be seen for days. The crater was called Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Here is what it looked like after the ash had settled.

Here is what it looks like today.


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