This season we have seen more bears in Alaska than in previous years. The local people have been experiencing the same and according to them it is because of the fact that spring is so late this year. The bears are hungry and are looking for food.
Over the last two weeks, I saw 20 bears including mama bears and their little ones. This photo shows that you should not climb a tree when you experience an encounter with a bear. As you can see, they can climb trees without any problem. This cub climbed 20 feet in a matter of 15 seconds. Here are some of the bears I saw a few days ago.
Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.