HOWL Colorado

Thanksgiving flashback: Wolf fishes for salmon – just like the bears

© Paul Stinsa

© Paul Stinsa

Recalling a fascinating wolf story from 2007:

Brooks River Falls in Katmai National Park & Preserve – An amateur wildlife photographer captures stunning shots of a wolf using bear fishing techniques to efficiently snag herself more than a dozen salmon from an Alaskan river.

When a lone, female wolf appeared at the Brooks River Falls in Katmai National Park & Preserve this summer and began catching sockeye salmon as if she were the most efficient of brown bears, photographer Paul Stinsa didn’t know what to think.

So he did what photographers do. He took pictures.

Wolves long have been known to feed on salmon, but the way this wolf slipped into a fishing area owned by bears and the skill with which she went after the salmon caught some people by surprise.

“If I had a net and dynamite, I couldn’t have caught fish so efficiently,” said Stinsa, a Chicago-based manager for United Airlines. “She wasn’t in the river two minutes, and she grabbed a fish and was out of there. She did this 15 times in a row.”

Read the entire article and view the photos at Photographer gets the catch of the day

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Copyright © HOWL Colorado. All rights reserved.