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Live Cam Lets You Watch Alaska Bears Hunt for Fish in Real Time

Looking for a relaxing way to waste a few minutes on a lazy day? This live view of brown bears fishing in the Brooks river in Alaska is the solution.

Looking for a relaxing, nature-loving way to waste a few minutes today? Look no more: This live view of brown bears fishing in the Brooks River in Alaska is the solution.

The camera, in Alaska's Katmai National Park, is maintained by Explore.org, which hosts dozens of live views of wildlife from all around the world. Midsummer is a good time to tune in, though: Every year at about this time, bears from around the park congregate around Brooks Falls, where sockeye salmon jump frequently on their run upstream, and can be caught without great effort. Indeed, the bears on the video seem to be doing more lounging than hunting, as is often the case when fishing.

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You can see fish jumping regularly in the stream, though close calls greatly outnumber catches. The bears, however, don't appear to be in a hurry — or even cold, for that matter. The stream has frozen a few times, but refreshing the tab with the video in it seems to fix that.