1000 lb adult male brown bears, or grizzlies, are apex predators. They will eat almost anything. But for a few weeks every year, sockeye salmon are the easiest meal they will get and they will not threaten photographers so long as their territory is not encroached.

This image of a massive bear was captured with remote controlled cameras at a bend in Moraine Creek that I know only too well. That makes me either insane or at the very least slightly odd. I must have spent several days waiting at this point in the river over the last few years and this is the best image yet. I just wanted to convey size and sovereignty – nothing else really mattered, although the real sense of place in the image is a bonus. This is raw Alaska at its best.