Grizzly foraging in the tideline.
Photo and caption by Angela Smith
A young female Grizzly forages in the intertidal zone of a remote bay on the Central Coast of mainland British Columbia. Stationed in a remote inlet onboard a boat for 30 days, I waited patiently to see any of the bears whose sign was so prevalent in my shore walks. Finally the morning I was set to depart, this female and her enormous suitor emerged from the depths of the estuary for a morning feed, and walked the shoreline around the anchored boat. Of my dozens of bear encounters over the years, this bear was the most unique, un-habituated, wild and unafraid creature I have met.
Location: Dawsons Landing, Rivers Inlet, British Columbia Canada