The majority of the pictures were taken at Great Bear Lodge, which is approximately a 30 minute flight from Port Hardy, which in turn is a one hour flight north of Vancouver. Situated on Smith Inlet, on the coast of British Columbia, Great Bear Lodge offers viewing of the salmon run from three hides. These are located along the river as it runs through the rainforest, overlooking shallow gravel areas where the salmon stop to spawn. This attracts the brown bears that come to feed on the salmon, attended by flocks of gulls and numbers of bald eagles. As well as preying on the fish, birds and mammals will also search out and eat the eggs which the female salmon have laid on the river bed and covered with gravel. The whole ecosystem is linked to the salmon run – even the trees and shrubs, which gain nutrients from the fish bones discarded by the bears.