These grizzly bear cubs are playful for a reason: their mother is a formidable salmon hunter.
It is what we had all hoped for. The bear had accepted our presence and was now perched on a rock mid-stream scanning the creek for salmon. Her white fur was wet from an overnight rain and steam rose from her back in the morning sun. It was like a scene from National Geographic television – only this was live.
The Great Bear Rainforest is a global treasure. In keeping with this, today I bring you some highlights from the rainforest in three languages and some really, REALLY big news.
Zip lines, cameras, grizzlies, salmon and adventure. This is filmmaking in the Great Bear Rainforest. Oh yeah, and giant slugs too…
Twelve years ago I arrived in the Great Bear Rainforest for my first job as a wildlife guide. I was a seasoned field biologist and had spent many seasons over mountains and tundra, but the coast was a whole new world for me. My boat skills were rusty, I knew almost nothing about the ocean and tides – and very little about grizzly bears. But it was not difficult to decipher that I was in a very special place. And it did not take me long to fall in love with it.