June 18th, 2011
The morning began with expectations high but the show that we got was beyond everyone's dream !
The Orca had not been seen in the morning so we headed north of Campbell River to the mainland inlets. A beautiful Cinnamon Bear on Sonora Island was waiting for us as we approached Thurston Bay Marine Park. Everyone was excited to see that off to the right another larger Black Bear (male) was keeping an eye on his spring mating partner.
Once we reached the mainland and started down the channel of calm, glass-like waters on the Inlet, it seemed as though we were floating on a carpet of air.
At the end of the Inlet found Grizzly Bears foraging on the new grass shoots near the river estuary. We saw 5 Grizzlies in total but this young fellow pictured here, stole the show. He walked slowly out of the tree cover and proceeded to sit and forage in the long grass. After about 10 minutes he walked forward to the log, stretched out and fell asleep ! Hard to believe but we just left him there, sound asleep at 2 in the afternoon.
Wonderful day, great people !
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