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McNeil River, Alaska


The entire ecosystem benefits from the annual salmon runs and the bears who fish them. The brown bears often leave pieces of salmon behind which are consumed by other animals. The spawning salmon are too large for the eagles to catch, but they closely watch fishing bears for an opportunistic meal. In this image, a bald eagle swoops down towards the river as a bear moves away from his catch.


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