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Live on YouTube, You Can Watch Bears Fish for Salmon

A webcam lets you keep up with the brown bears and salmon of Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park.

The bears of Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve are sort of Internet famous. They can be viewed from anywhere after park rangers worked with Explore.org to install web cams at the falls.

The super-slimming, left-side view of the bears showcases them catching salmon and interacting with other brown bears. The most active seasons for the bear cams are in the late summer and fall months, before hybernation, and in the early spring as the brown giants come out of the long winter's sleep. 

Katmai National Park and Reserve, part of the National Park Service, was founded in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson's preservation initiative. The park protects the area surround Mount Katmai, ravaged by volcanic eruption, as well as the nearby Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. It's a must-visit area for any trip to Alaska, but you can click play below and get the virtual experience: