Grizzly bear along the shore line: nice reflections – Khutzeymateen Valley, British Columbia, Canada 2024

Grizzly bear along the shore line – nice reflection. The Khutzeymateen Valley in Canada’s British Columbia is a spectacularly beautiful place. It is also home to grizzly bears which have only recently emerged from hibernation. This bear was exploring the shoreline in search of food. As it made its way along the shoreline its reflections were caught in the still water. A special encounter. But it is a challenge filming from a constantly moving Zodiac as we followed this grizzly bear along the shoreline.

The Khutzeymateen Valley is Canada’s only Grizzly Bear sanctuary and was established in 1992. At 39,000 hectares the Valley is 40 km north of Prince Rupert on British Columbia’s coast. It is thought the area is home to up to 60 Grizzly Bears. With its dense rainforest and high cliffs it is a magical place. For the most part the only sound comes from the many waterfalls that run down the mountain sides, through the forest and into the inlet. In May when we visited, the Grizzly Bears had not long come out of hibernation and they were fattening up on sedge and clams.