January 17, 2016

Bear Jam

Photograph by Aaron Huey

A mother grizzly and her cubs cause a “bear jam” on Denali National Park and Preserve’s 92-mile-long Park Road, open to private vehicles only five days each summer. Most visitors travel the route by Park Service bus, frequently spotting wildlife but rarely catching a cloudless glimpse of the park’s namesake peak.

See more pictures from the February 2016 feature story "How Can 6 Million Acres at Denali Still Not Be Enough?"

27 comments
R. C.
R. C.

When the squad rolls out 

ann stacy
ann stacy

Fantastic! Those bears must think they own the road... I certainly wouldn't argue with them. But why only five days a summer?

M. Pal
M. Pal

Beautiful composition .... The bears look cute and fierce at the same time and they absolutely match the background ... ! 

Debbie Lucia
Debbie Lucia

I love this photo, it is an amazing shot!

Wayne Ross
Wayne Ross

Couldn't be better!


Hope you were using a tele !

Stu Lavitt
Stu Lavitt

Beautiful capture  1 in a million Bravo  

Ali R.
Ali R.

Very good photo!

Roger P.
Roger P.

I konw neither the Denali national park nor the bears but I am supprised  that wildlife adapts to the human. I think is worriyng for the nature 


Roger P

Jon Tanguy
Jon Tanguy

Lovely shot, really.  But is it just me... does it look a little like a painting?

Jeff Blondin
Jeff Blondin

Great shot. I hope you were protected in some way or could make a quick escape because that doesn't look like a shot taken with a long lens. Look at those claws. Gives you chills.


ethel wice
ethel wice

great photo love those bears.its cloddy at the back and light on the bears.excellent photo.thanks.

Cindy Alford
Cindy Alford

Very nice shot, wow lighting is good and the scenery is awesome....

These bears own the Rd. these humans don't live here.....

Chris B.
Chris B.

"Someone's been driving on my road!" Great shot of the three bears. Wish I had seen them on my trip up the Alaskan panhandle and over the Rockies last year...

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