Video: Close Encounter with an Alaskan Brown Bear

And now for your amazing wildlife video of the day. Here’s a great clip that was captured by Drew Hamilton, a tech working at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Drew was sitting on the banks of the McNeil River, observing the bears fishing there, when a large brown bear lumbered up to join him. The creature sits and surveys the area before sauntering off, but in the brief minute-and-a-half that he was there, we get treated to some amazing footage. Great stuff. I would also not recommend ever getting this close to wild bear. Fortunately, this one was well behaved.

Kraig Becker