roaring Alaskan river, bears fishing for salmon, seagulls circling overhead. Wilderness in all its glory. It’s Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
One click and this live webcam will take you there (if the bears aren’t active, the local rangers may be):
This and several other webcams are powered by Explore.org. Even if the bears aren’t present, you’ve got the river, the forest, the gulls, and the hypnotic sound of the falls. It doesn’t get much better than this. According to the YouTube notes, this one-mile stretch of the Brooks River has the largest sockeye salmon run in the world.
I’ve had the camera up for quite a while and there is someone controlling it, zooming in and out and panning up and downstream, so the view is changing. There are some fishermen several hundred yards downstream. Doesn’t seem to bother the bears. Enough fish for everyone. Occasionally you can spot a fish jumping up the falls (I’ve counted as many as five at one time.)
The camera is on YouTube, so if you’ve got the right TV set-up, you can watch it all on your big screen.
From the YouTube notes:
http://EXPLORE.org is the largest live nature cam network on the planet. We bring nature to you, raw, unscripted, and unedited. Enjoy the natural world as it unfolds in real time in front of our cameras. EXPLORE.org takes you from Kenya, Africa to the riverbanks of Katmai, Alaska. Be sure to check out all the EXPLORE.org live cam channels.
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Explore Africa http://goo.gl/8GXlAz
Explore Bears http://goo.gl/bKBhR8
Explore Birds https://goo.gl/chM5Zp
Explore Dog Bless You http://goo.gl/F01N6i
Explore Oceans http://goo.gl/6lKaus
Explore Sunsets http://goo.gl/zfG1DI
Explore Zen Dens http://goo.gl/Id1WMF
Thanks to Ronni Bennett at Time Goes By for finding and sharing this.