For bear lovers, Glacier is synonymous with grizzlies. A multi-year DNA study shows that there are about 300 grizzlies in the National Park, which is lower than the estimated 728 in Yellowstone, but we somehow suspect the 300 glacier bears are bigger, meaner, and more likely to eat a hiker. Maybe that's just the way they're portrayed in the media.
Even so, news stories like the recent group of hikers who encountered a running grizzly bear and tried running away show that human and grizzly encounters in the park are sometimes dramatic, even dangerous affairs.
But sometimes, as this video shows, they're beautiful chances to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Taken at Swiftcurrent Lake, the video shows a grizzly submerged up to its neck in the water. Then, after relocating to another safe distance away, the video continues with the grizzly on the shore, walking towards a picnic table (unused at the moment, thankfully).
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