This is one of my favorite images from my trip up the Inside Passage. I had worked my way to the National Park that was teeming with black and brown bears feeding on the salmon making their run upstream. I watched this Brown Bear as he patiently stalked his prey. For long periods of time he sat in the middle of the streem, paw hunched over a rock, watching the fish swim by. I guess years of practice had taught him that patience was a virtue, and he was willing to wait for the perfect salmon to swim by.
This image shows what happens when you stare at a bear long enough. Here he glances up and stares right into my eyes.