Virtual Viewing

Video clips from the Nelchina Brown Bear Project

These clips were recorded in May and June, 2011, by brown bears wearing collar mounted video cameras. Biologists have been studying Southcentral Alaska brown bears in the Copper River Basin to evaluate the effects of hunter harvest on the bear population as well as the bears’ impacts on the moose population. Most video clips are 10 seconds long, A Bear’s Eye View, A Day in the Life of A Bear is a 13 minute compilation of a day’s worth of video.

Two articles in Alaska Fish and Wildlife News provide the full story; one article details the activities in A Day in the Life of a Bear.

Broadcast media interested in obtaining permission to use these video clips should contact Riley Woodford at or call (907) 465-4256. For more information see the press release.

Video clips from the Anchorage Urban Bear Project

During the summer of 2012, ADF&G biologists captured and fitted several Anchorage black bears with radio collars that recorded the bears' location as well as short video clips of the bears' activities. The location and video data have provided unique insights into the daily habits and movements of Anchorage black bears. Read more about the project in Alaska Fish and Wildlife News, and view some of the clips to see urban Anchorage from a bear's perspective!

Bird Videos

Marine Mammals

  • Harbor Seal
  • Killer Whales in Gastineau Channel
  • Pacific white-sided dolphin
  • Walrus

    Visitors are transported to Round Island by boat and then shuttled to shore in a small inflatable or dinghy. This group of walrus approached the transport boat as it was anchored just off Round Island and the captain was preparing to shuttle the visitors ashore in the small inflatable. Guidelines recommend not approaching marine mammals closer than 100 meters and not approaching in a manner that disturbs them or alters their behavior; but walrus, sea lions and other marine mammals are curious and will sometimes approach people. These animals initiated this encounter, but such an encounter can be potentially dangerous. One of these animals actually punctured one of the inflated chambers of the dinghy, damaging the boat.

More Wildlife Videos

Alaska: Watch Our Wildlife

A 12-minute video about how and where to view wildlife in Alaska. "Alaska — Watch Our Wildlife" will take you on a dazzling tour of Alaska's wildlife treasures. Learn important hints and tips about how to make your viewing experiences safe and satisfying.