The salmon run
Alaska and British Columbia, Canada
It’s bad news for the fish, but great news if you’re up for seeing a selection of the top forest carnivores in North America. After years at sea, salmon return to the rivers of their birth to reproduce. In their struggle upstream, they run the gauntlet of wolves, black and grizzly bears, and eagles – all attracted by the seasonal feast. Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve is one of the premier brown bear viewing areas in the world. Station yourself by one of its famous bear fishing spots and watch the action unfold as grizzlies lunge at rushing torrents pulsing with salmon.