Young bears especially cubs, like children, often climb up things for a better view, best to have your camera ready. With the arrival of the salmon sows with cubs materialize out of the unseen depths of the forest. Early and late in the season, a mix of stormy weather and lower sun angle can produce outstanding photographic results. As salmon arrive so do the bald eagles in big numbers, at times numbering over one hundred in our river valley. Many bears feel safe from other threats near us and often sleep close to us. Bears like most humans don’t like water in their ears either. Nor do they like wet hair. They make a unique noise with their fur as they rapidly shake it. That moment of recognition that you are not alone, bears do it too. A remote trail camera captures Roxanne appearing to ponder life on a log in the estuary.