Bear Cams

A new study centers on Katmai bears, but it's the people watching them both in the park and online who are the focus. Researchers are looking at how watching wildlife changes attitudes toward conservation.

The cub tested positive for canine infectious hepatitis, a disease that's been detected in more than 10% of Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula brown bears.

Two Brooks bears dead of unknown causes

Nov 6, 2015

Thousands watched via bear cams as two bruins quietly laid down and died. In a rare and mysterious case of non-traumatic bear death, those viewers have taken on the roles of both witness and investigator.

Tina Crowe / NPS

The bear cams at Brooks Camp, first installed by in 2012, have a massive and dedicated online following.

"Summer of Blubber" now live from Round Island

May 22, 2015

A new set of cameras by offers a window on some of the thousands of male walruses sunning themselves on Round Island's beaches.

Popular Katmai Bear Cameras Return for the 3rd Year

Jul 14, 2014
Courtesy: Katmai National Park & Preserve Facebook

The Katmai National Park and Preserve in partnership with began rebroadcasting live web camera feeds of the local brown bears along the Brooks River in June. The cameras went down this past winter due to technical difficulties, but have been reactivated over the past few months. There are currently 8 cameras in operation, one of which displays an underwater view of the passing salmon and other marine life in the river. The Annenberg Foundation’s helped set up the feeds in 2012, and they continue to fund the project, which is based in the park’s Brooks Camp.