Hiker Captures Video Of A Grizzly Bear Snorkeling At Katmai National Park

Snorkel bear

When we typically think of bears, we normally think of massive, vicious creatures that could easily tear us apart limb by limb if we ever encountered one, especially if it’s a mama bear that is with her cubs.

Although bears are typically scared of human interaction, they are not afraid to attack if they feel like they are their cubs are in any immediate danger.

Of course, we still have a fair share of “tourons” (AKA moron tourists, if you will) out there who see a bear several yards away at a national park, and try to run up on it like it’s Winnie the Pooh or something.

However, we do see some videos on occasion that display the sweet side of bears, proving that when they aren’t in defense mode or out searching for food, they are pretty laid back creatures.

With that being said, here is example A.

In this video, you can see a whole grizzly bear snorkeling out in the middle of a lake at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

I’ll admit, this is a first for me, and I’m sure many others can say the same.

The video was recorded by hiking and travel influencer Renee Hahnel, who wrote in the caption to the Instagram post:

“Brown bears often use this snorkeling technique to look for fish under water. We saw loads of bears doing this during our day visit to Brooks Falls with Lake Clark Resort.

The raised platforms allow visitors to get close to the bears in a safe & responsible way.”

Check it out:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock