Monday, March 10, 2008

A Couple More Katmai...


As I said last week there was plenty at Katmai to photograph that I failed to do. Chuck asked about landscape, unfortunately to top photo is all I got. It was taken from the shore line by the planes. When I was taking the photo of Linda and Shane still shooting away, this is what they were photographing and filming.

The bottom photo is of one of the many salmon trying to go up stream and over Brooks Falls. I was so busy shooting the bears that I only got a few pictures of the salmon. You have to ask yourself why do they do it. Many are caught by the bears and eaten before getting to the spawning grounds, many more die trying to there and those that make it die after spawning and float back down the river to be eaten by the bear. Doesn't make much sense to me but after watching the many stupid things humans do nothing would surprise me.

As I said there was many things I didn't photograph, the cabins, gated bridge, landscape, trail and observation decks. I do believe Linda got allot of it on film including the bears and how they catch the fish and eat them. She is going to show me how to edit that footage and make short videos that can be added here. Hopefully we can have that done for next week. I am ready to go back, who is with me?

5 comments:

Sparky said...

I would get on the plane today, with a oneway ticket. There is so much to do and see at Katmai and King salmon. Did you know that the area has a paid Fire Chief.

Chuck said...

Love the shot of the fish. What is the deal with the boats in the top photo? Where there people around that parked them there or was that where they stored them? Seems to close to the bears for my liking.

Bradley Myers said...

Chuck, those are baots to go out fishing. At Katmai it is the bears island, and people just exist around them. You do get very close to the bears and need to play by the rules. You wait on them even if it means standing still for hours waiting on them to pass. It really is another world and something to experience. That is why I want to go back.

Dave let me know when you are ready, but I want a two way ticket. They get winter their remember. We did not get the chance to see any of King Salmon except for the airport and the short drive to Katmai Air. I would not think the are was big enough to have a paid chief.

Sparky said...

The boats sitting in the mud, low tide. Fish with the tide, everyone in the area carries a tide book in their pocket. As for the winters, Brad it is a different type of cold. And when winter hits most people go to Hawaii for a month. Area is the Bristol Bay Borough. King Salmon and up the 15 mile road to Naknek and across the river to South Naknek. There are 4 fire stations one in each town and one at the airport. Senior graduating class of 12.

Anonymous said...

Bears to close for his liking....

That's why Chuck rides an engine...