They are starting to set up the bear cams in Alaska and two of them are live already. One of them is now an underwater Salmon Cam.
Great to see them again - thanks for posting, socalwoman
A third camera is now live - the one at Brooks Falls.
From Brooks Falls a few minutes ago:
The underwater cam is no longer live; they are showing a loop of older footage. But, the Dumpling Mtn cam is now live. Like last year, there's very little activity though - mostly just nice views of the surroundings.
A young adult female bear was found dead along the river July 1. It's believed she is bear#130, Tundra. There's some discussion about it here: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/...m-brooks-falls (scroll down)
I know nature is cruel and these bears aren't pets but it's still very sad.
I'm hoping this bear is having a catnap and not injured:
There's been bear drama recently. Most of it is summarized in this blog post: http://www.nps.gov/katm/blogs/Surpri...Bear-World.htm
I took this screenshot this morning:
Thanks for the info, socalwoman - hope the little one makes it.
There's live commentary going on right now on the lower river bear cam. The rangers are discussing the bears as well as the other on-camera wildlife. Mostly they've been following a mama bear named Holly and her adorable cub. I think they may be testing their equipment for tomorrow's live chats. Their comments are really interesting.
Ranger Roy is providing live commentary again right now on the Lower River cam: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/...am-lower-river
I like these impromptu talks even better than the planned lecture-type/talking head things they've done. Instead of looking at rangers, we look at the wildlife and he provides insight to what we see.
Adding: He's finished talking now but you can see a recording here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/50437111