The falls. This is the main attraction, the sole falls on the Brooks River, where big male brown bears (roughly twice the size of American grizzlies, which are the same species, but don't have access to the salmon these guys feast on) "fish." Bears are NOT social animals, so these bears only tolerate being in such close proximity because of the fish. However, turf (or should I say "surf"?) wars are common, with one big male intimidating - or fighting briefly - another for the best fishing spots. Some bears stand atop the falls, catching salmon as they jump, while others stay below the falls, where the water is thick with salmon. There were typically 5-7 bears at the Falls; when this photo was taken, several bears had just carried fish a short distance away to consume them.