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Stop what you’re doing right now and watch Bearcam

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Our captivating headline brought you in eh? Good call. Very good call. You won't be disappointed.

It's that time of the year when the English start complaining about our lack of sun, the Americans start blowing stuff up to celebrate their birthday and the salmon of the world start the trek back upstream to begin making new baby salmon (ask your parents - or a biologist, they're complicated fish).

In regions such as Katmai National Park, Alaska, this spectacle attracts hundreds of brown bears to points along the Brooks River, where the huge clawed cuddle monsters paddle about in an effort to catch and eat as many of the fish as possible.

To allow us all to marvel at this comical feeding frenzy, Explore.org has set up 'Bearcam': a live video feed of the feed. It's awesome. Seriously. This is what previous seasons of Explore.org's footage have entertained viewers with: 

In past seasons, bears with names such as Otis, Scaredy Bear, Lurch, and Holly have battled for fishing positions, defended their cubs, mated, and played to an audience of millions around the world. Bears have been slain and eaten by dominant peers; cubs have been rescued from the destruction of other bears, cast off, and adopted; and many a leaping salmon has been caught in mid-air only to be stolen by the young and crafty bears still learning to hunt.

Stop reading, start watching the bears. 

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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