Now you can follow the lives of the brown bears of Brooks River from anywhere with an internet connection. Katmai National Park and explore.org have partnered to bring the bears to you.
Several webcams stream live footage of the Brooks River and surrounding area. See the biggest, most dominant bears jockey for position at Brooks Falls. Watch mother bears teach their cubs lessons in survival. Experience the summer and fall seasons from a salmon’s perspective with an underwater camera.
Park rangers will be periodically available to answer your questions about the bears through blog postings, tweets, online ranger talks, and forum discussions.
Check out what people are saying about the #bearcam on Twitter. You can also discuss what you see with other bear cam viewers on explore.org. If you have questions about what you see on the cams, then browse these frequently asked questions and be sure to download the eBooks on the Brooks River bears. See additional photos of Brooks River bears on Flickr. If you're planning to visit Katmai in person, learn more about bear viewing or Brooks Camp. Visit the links below to watch the bears live!
Riffles Cam: Many bears who cannot compete for fishing spots at Brooks Falls go to the Riffles for a salmon meal. Watch the bears chase and pounce on schools of salmon. Note: The Riffles cam has not been live since summer 2013, so the current footage is a replay.