Bearcam Update

November 12, 2014 Posted by: Michael Fitz

435 Holly's spring cub and adopted yearling play fight near the Lower River Platform at Brooks Camp
If the bearcams are down, give your favorite buddy a hug and tell them it will be okay. NPS/M. Fitz.

As you may know the bearcam feeds have been offline much of the time over the past week. The tech staff at has had difficulty connecting to the bearcam feeds. This is completely separate from a planned transition from Ustream to Youtube. Explore’s staff is working hard to find the source of the problem and correct it. is currently transitioning the bearcam channels from Ustream to Youtube. Since Youtube has higher bandwidth requirements, in the near future less cameras will stream online. Our old nemesis bandwidth has reared its ugly head once again. This winter, available bandwidth may only permit two bearcam feeds to stream. Next year, is planning on correcting this issue and providing a multicam experience from Brooks Camp.

We thank everyone for their patience, but please remember even when we (rangers and’s staff) believe we have adequately planned to keep the cams running and online, something unforeseen gives us hiccups.

For more information about the webcams, please visit Katmai’s webcam page.


Last updated: December 15, 2015

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