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WALKER 151 PIC 2016.09.xx 2017 BoBr FOR PROFILE

151 Walker September 2016 NPS photo 2017 Bears of Brooks River book

Adult Male

Year First Identified:  2009 as 2.5 year-old subadult; 2007 year of birth

Offspring Of:  818

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  151 Walker was successfully darted in 2016 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.  There were no attempts, successful or unsuccessful, of 151 Walker in 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton.



Identification:

2015 Bears of Brooks River book:  151 is a small, young adult with a lanky body. His coat is uniformly brown, even in July. He has upright and wide-set ears, a distinctly upturned and skinny muzzle, and large dark eye rings.

2017 Bears of Brooks Rivere book:  151 is a medium-sized, young adult with a lanky body. His coat is uniformly brown, even in July. He has upright and wide-set ears, a distinctly upturned and skinny muzzle, and large dark eye rings.

Distinctive Behaviors:

2015 Bears of Brooks River book:  151 is a young adult male who will regularly visit Brooks Falls in July and fishes at the cut bank and lower Brooks River in the fall. However, like all bears his age, he is regularly displaced by more dominant bears at their preferred fishing locations.

2017 Bears of Brooks River book:  151 is a young adult male who will regularly visit Brooks Falls in July and fishes at the cut bank and lower Brooks River in the fall. As a young adult, 151 is sometimes displaced from his preferred fishing spots. However, he has grown significantly in recent years. During 2016 he was displaced less often and was seen displaying dominance over other, younger bears more often than in previous years.

151 is a particularly playful bear. He has been observed playing extensively with #503, #289, #32, and others. Bears hone survival skills by engaging in play. Play-fighting can improve the strength, speed, coordination, and muscle-memory needed during real fights for survival with other bears. 

Life History:

2007:

151 Walker was a spring cub with 818 (mother) and 152 littermate.

2008:

July 2008:

2008.07.25: 

Could this be 151 Walker as a yearling with 818 and 152 in this photo by Jim Chagares?  Ranger Jeanne has some extremely similar photos in her album linked below.

Ranger Jeanne's flickr album of 818 with her 2 yearlings 151 Walker and 152 taken on July 25, 2008.

2009:

151 was initially classified as an independent 2.5 year-old subadult in 2009.

2010:

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2011:

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2012:

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2013:

July 2013:

2013.07.14:  Former KNP&P ranger, Aaron Camire has this July 14, 2014 photo labeled as 151 Walker.

2014:  7.5 Year-Old Adult Male

Young adults, like 151, are consistently challenged by older, larger, and more dominant bears. This is a fact of life in the bear world. The most dominant bears are the least likely to yield space or food while less dominant, younger bears are the most likely to yield. The hierarchy of bears at Brooks River changes every year, however. 151 may not be very dominant now, but neither was 747 or 856 (two of Brooks River’s most dominant bears) at his age. Young adulthood can be difficult and challenging for bears. 

2014 season:

2014.??.??:   Dr Arif Herekar captured video of 151 Walker and 89 Backpack fishing near each other on the lower river in 2014. 151 Walker is the darker of the 2 bears.

A couple of bears natural habitat at Brooks Dr Arif Herekar, 2014 video-0

A couple of bears natural habitat at Brooks Dr Arif Herekar, 2014 video-0

July 2014:

2014.07.07:  Park visitor Randy Harris captured photos of 151 Walker during his trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 , Photo #2  (please note:  Randy has other 151 photos in the album, need to get and add links)

September 2014:

2015:  8.5 Year-Old Adult Male

151 Walker was included in the adult males section of the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 56:

2015 Season:

2015.0?.??:  151 Walker catches a fish video by Tina Crowe:

Katmai Bear "Walker" Catches a Fish 2015 video by Tina Crowe

Katmai Bear "Walker" Catches a Fish 2015 video by Tina Crowe

May 2015:

2015.05.17:  151 Walker courting 284 "Electra" video by Mike Fitz.  Mike shares this information about the video:

"I encountered two pairs of courting brown bears on Dumpling Mountain in Katmai National Park on May 17, 2015. The two were young adult bears, previously identified at Brooks River as 151 Walker and 284. In the second pair, 854 Divot was courted by 634 Popeye."

Courting bears on Dumpling Mountain May 17, 2015 video by Mike Fitz

Courting bears on Dumpling Mountain May 17, 2015 video by Mike Fitz

July 2015:

2015.07.??:  151 Walker catches a fish in the riffles video by park visitor, Tina Crowe.:
Katmai Bear "Walker" Catches a Fish 2015 video by Tina Crowe-0

Katmai Bear "Walker" Catches a Fish 2015 video by Tina Crowe-0

2015.07.05:  89 Backpack (left) and 151 Walker (right) playfight photo by Mike Fitz.

2015.07.11:  151 Walker photo by cam viewer and park visitor BabyPeas.

2015.07.20:  856 and 151 Walker interaction video by Martina:

Explore org bearcams BF 7-20-2015 video by Martina

Explore org bearcams BF 7-20-2015 video by Martina

August 2015:

2015.08.17:  151 Walker video by Rose:

WALKER 2015 08 17 164948 by Rose (aka Hotpepper gyrl)

WALKER 2015 08 17 164948 by Rose (aka Hotpepper gyrl)

September 2015:

2015.09.?? (4th - 7th?):  Park visitor, Helmut Bahr captured footage up near Lake Brooks of 151 Walker playing with dependent 2.5 year-old adopted male cub 503 Cubadult with 435 Holly and 719 in close proximity at 9:06 into this video   Other bears seen in the video include 879, 410, 402 with her 4 spring cubs (811 & 812 are believed to be two of them), :  
Alaska Bären beim Brooks Camp 2015 video by Helmut Bahr-0

Alaska Bären beim Brooks Camp 2015 video by Helmut Bahr-0

2015.09.13:  8 year old 151 Walker can be seen playing on the lower river with 503, a 2.5 year old on 9/13/2015, video by Victoria White. Note: 503 was still an adopted dependent cub of 435 Holly. 435 Holly and her yearling, now known as 719, can be observed swimming over towards 151 and 503 at 2:08 and are very tolerant of the situation.

503 & unknown bear playing 2015 09 13, video by Victoria White

503 & unknown bear playing 2015 09 13, video by Victoria White

2015.09.19:  151 Walker and 89 Backpack playing in this video by Peter Photogram.  Please note:  There is no known relation between 89 Backpack and 151 Walker at this time.  89 Backpack and 151 Walker were both classified as adult males at the time this footage was captured.:

KatmaiNationalPark 89 Backpack & 151 Walker September 19

KatmaiNationalPark 89 Backpack & 151 Walker September 19. 2015 video by Peter Photogram-0

2015.09.20:  8 year old 151 Walker plays with 2.5 year old 503 in this 9/20/2015 video by Victoria White. Note that 503 was still a dependent, adopted cub of 435 Holly at the time.

503 and unknown bear playing 2015 09 20, video by Victoria White

503 and unknown bear playing 2015 09 20, video by Victoria White

2015.09.21:  151 Walker playing with 503 Cubadult with 435 Holly and her yearling (719) in close proximity video by Martina:

Bandicam 2015 09 21 23 45 21 397 by Martina

Bandicam 2015 09 21 23 45 21 397 by Martina

October 2015:

2015.10.03:  151 Walker video by Cog Collins:

2015 10 03 12 18 22 by Cog Collins

2015 10 03 12 18 22 by Cog Collins

2015.10.13:  151 Walker  walking around 83 Wayne Brother video by Mickey Williams:

Bear 151 Walker being true to his name at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park 10 13 15 by Mickey Williams

Bear 151 Walker being true to his name at Brooks Falls Katmai National Park 10 13 15 by Mickey Williams

2015.10.15:  151 Walker video by Mickey Williams:

151 Walker arond 2 44pm AKDT Katmai NP 10 15 15 by Mickey Williams

151 Walker arond 2 44pm AKDT Katmai NP 10 15 15 by Mickey Williams

2015.10.18:  16:42:  151 Walker video by Mickey Williams:

4 42pmAKDT Walker 151 eating in the woods 10 18 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

4 42pmAKDT Walker 151 eating in the woods 10 18 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

17:08:  151 Walker displaced video by Mickey Williams:

5 08pm AKDDT 151 Walker displaced 10 18 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

5 08pm AKDDT 151 Walker displaced 10 18 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams


2015.10.19 16:09:  151 Walker video by Mickey Williams:

4 09 pm AKDT 151 Walker goes to the "office" 10 19 2015 video by Mickey Williams

4 09 pm AKDT 151 Walker goes to the "office" 10 19 2015 video by Mickey Williams

2015.10.20:

11:41:  151 Walker eating up the hill video by Mickey Williams:

11 41am 151 Walker Eating 10 20 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

11 41am 151 Walker Eating 10 20 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

 

16:43:  151 Walker and 289 video by Mickey Williams:

4 43 pm 151 Walker & 289 10 20 2015 video by Mickey Williams

4 43 pm 151 Walker & 289 10 20 2015 video by Mickey Williams

2015.10.24:  151 Walker in the office video by Mickey Williams:

1 19pm Walker 151 in the office 10 24 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

1 19pm Walker 151 in the office 10 24 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

2015.10.26:  151 Walker video by Mickey Williams:

11 3?am 151 Walker Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

11 3?am 151 Walker Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

2016:  9.5 Year-Old Adult Male

151 Walker was included in the adult males section of the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book on page 66:


2016 Season:

Martina created this 2016 season video of 151 Walker.:

Bears of Brooks River 2016 151 Walker by Martina

Bears of Brooks River 2016 151 Walker by Martina

PrasitPhoto posted this 2016 video of 151 Walker eating salmon in the far pool on 9/13/2016. The exact date of the footage is unknown.

Brown Bears Catching Salmon, 2016 video by PrasitPhoto

Brown Bears Catching Salmon, 2016 video by PrasitPhoto

June 2016:

2016.06.16:  151 Walker is the 1st bear seen on the Explore.org live cams for the 2016 season.  151 Walker was seen entering Brooks Fall during explore.org setup of cams for the 2016 Katmai Brown Bear season. video by Jusywho:
160616 1st Brown Bear of 2016 Season by Jusywho

160616 1st Brown Bear of 2016 Season by Jusywho

2016.06.23:  151 Walker and the tree video by Ratna:

Weird Walker doing his tree pole dance June 23, 2016 by Ratna

Weird Walker doing his tree pole dance June 23, 2016 by Ratna

151 Walker hiding video by Ratna:

Walker hiding! June 23, 2016 by Ratna

Walker hiding! June 23, 2016 by Ratna

June/July 2016:

Ranger Scott Chandler captured photos of 151 Walker in June and July 2016 .  Photo #1 , Photo #2 , Photo #3 , Photo #4 , Photo #5 , Photo #6 , Photo #7 , Photo #8 , Photo #9 , Photo #10 , Photo #11 , Photo #12 , Photo #13 , Photo #14 , Photo #15 , Photo #16 , and Photo #17 .

July 2016:

2016.07.??:  Brooks Camp visitor Keith Crowley captured images of 151 in July 2016.151 (front) is seen in the riffles with 274 Overflow (back), photo #22.   151 is alone in photo#48.  289 and 151 Walker are observed mating in photos #9 and #72. 2016.07.02:  151 Walker photo by Mike Fitz. 151 Walker (near) and 289 (far) photo by Mike Fitz.

2016.07.08 13:44:  151 Walker mating with 289 video by Mickey Williams:

1 44 pm 07.08

1 44 pm 07.08.2016 289 and 151 Walker mating video by Mickey Williams-0

2016.07.09:

151 Walker mating with 289 photo by Mike Fitz.   151 Walker and 274 Overflow photo by Mike Fitz.

2016.07.10:  151 Walker high grading video by Mickey Williams:

9;26pm 071016 151 walker high grading fish Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

9;26pm 071016 151 walker high grading fish Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

2016.07.16 - 2016.07.21:  Cam viewer and park visitor Truman Everts captured these photos of 151 Walker on his trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 , Photo #2 , Photo #3 , and Photo #4 .

2016.07.19:  Cam viewer and park visitor Truman Everts captured these photos of 151 Walker on his trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 & Photo #2

August 2016:

2016.08.04: 12gizmo16 captured 151 Walker sliding down the falls in this 8/4/2016 video.

151 Walker Slides Down Brooks Falls ~ 8.4

151 Walker Slides Down Brooks Falls ~ 8.4.16 Katmai NPP, AK, video by 12gizmo16

2016.08.30:  151 Walker and 68 video by David S.

151 walker and 68 2016-08-30 14-24-21-398, video by David S

151 walker and 68 2016-08-30 14-24-21-398, video by David S

September 2016:

2016.09.01: 12:30:  151 Walker's interaction with 480 Otis video by Mickey Williams:

12;03pm 480 Otis and 151 Walker have words Katmai National Park and Explore, video by Mickey Williams

12;03pm 480 Otis and 151 Walker have words Katmai National Park and Explore, video by Mickey Williams

151 Walker and 480 Otis video by Brenda D:

09.01

09.01.2016 - 151 Walker and 480 Otis Territorial, video by Brenda D

2016.09.05:  151 Walker and 480 Otis interaction video by David S.

151 Otis interaction 2016-09-05, video by David S

151 Otis interaction 2016-09-05, video by David S

Explore Recorder video footage of the same 151 Walker & 480 Otis interaction begins at approximately 28:18 of this video.

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 09-05-2016 19 00 01 - 19 59 56

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 09-05-2016 19 00 01 - 19 59 56

2016.09.09:  151 Walker on island downriver of falls video by Brenda D:

09.09

09.09.2016 - 151 Walker on the Island video by Brenda D

151 Walker and 503 Cubadult video by Brenda D.

09.09

09.09.2016 - 151 Walker and 503 Waiting their turn, video by Brenda D

2016.09.11:  151 Walker with 480 Otis and who(?) video by Ratna.

Walker has words with Otis and then displaces Bear ( need id) sept 11, 2016 video by Ratna Narayan

Walker has words with Otis and then displaces Bear ( need id) sept 11, 2016 video by Ratna Narayan

2016.09.17:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult playing video by Melissa Freels:

503 and 151 Walker Play, September 17, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

503 and 151 Walker Play, September 17, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

2016.09.27: 12:46:  151 Walker close-up video by Mickey Williams.

12;46pm 9.27

12;46pm 9.27.16 151 Walker close-up Katmai National Park and Explore, video by Mickey Williams

151 Walker video by Brenda D.

09.27

09.27.2016 - 151 Walker, video by Brenda D

October 2016:

2016.10.11:  151 Walker video by Brenda D:

10.11

10.11.2016 - 151 Walker by Brenda D

2017:  10.5 Year-Old Adult Male

151 Walker was included in the adult males section of the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book on page 70:

2017 Season:  

2017.??.??:  GreenRiver created this video of 151 Walker from the 2017 season:

Walker of Brooks River, 2017 Katmai National Park, Alaska by GreenRiver

Walker of Brooks River, 2017 Katmai National Park, Alaska by GreenRiver

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 151 Walker from the 2017 season.

Walker 2017 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

Walker 2017 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

2017.0?.??:  Sometime in 2017, park visitor Vrishab Kakade captured 151 Walker and 503 Cubadult playing at the 9:42 mark into this video :

Alaska 2017 video by Vrishab Kakade

Alaska 2017 video by Vrishab Kakade

2017.??.??:  Amalia G (aka Mocha) shared and gave permission to post this 2017 photo of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020.

Please request Mocha's permission  prior to using her photographs! 


2017.??.??: Sometime in early season 2017, Jon Rayeski captured 801 with 151 Walker at approximately 2:33 into this video :

Alaska Bears 2017, video by Jon Rayeski

Alaska Bears 2017, video by Jon Rayeski

Cam viewer bearly shared photos of 151 Walker and 801 play fighting, possibly at the same time as Jon Rayeski's 2017 video (above). Bearly posted these 2017 photos: #1, 151 Walker and #2, 801 (far) and 151 Walker (near). Bearly posted these photos: #3, 151 Walker (left) and 801 (right) and #4, 801.

July 2017:

Park visitor and cam viewer, Scammin shared these two July 2017 photos (#1 & #2 ) of 151 Walker from his trip to Brooks Camp with Justducky.

Please request Scammin's permission prior to using their photographs!

2017.07.03:  151 Walker and 51 Diver Junior interaction video by Rossetro:

Bear 51 (Diver) and 151 (Walker) having words 2017 07 03 video by rossetro-0

Bear 51 (Diver) and 151 (Walker) having words 2017 07 03 video by rossetro-0

2017.07.15:  151 Walker gets "Grazered" by 128 Grazer video by Brenda D:

07.15

07.15.2017 - 128 Grazer Surprise Attack on 151 Walker video by Brenda D

09:17:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult video by Mickey Williams:
9;17am 7-15-17 151 walker, 503 and ?? Katmai National Park and Explore

9;17am 7-15-17 151 walker, 503 and ?? Katmai National Park and Explore

2017.07.16:  151 Walker interaction with 505 video by Victoria White:

151 Walker fought with the 505 ~ 2017 07 16 video by Victoria White

151 Walker fought with the 505 ~ 2017 07 16 video by Victoria White

151 Walker and 273 get grazered by 128 Grazer with her 3 yearlings in tow video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:
Bear 128 Grazer grazed Walker and 273 Brooks Falls Katmai 2017 07 16 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Bear 128 Grazer grazed Walker and 273 Brooks Falls Katmai 2017 07 16 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

2017.07.17:  480 Otis bluff charges 151 Walker video by Brenda D:

07.17

07.17.2017 - 480 Otis Bluff Charge 151 Walker video by Brenda D

2017.07.21:

10:25:  151 Walker gets "Grazered" by 128 Grazer video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA):

128 and 151 07 21 2017 10 25 video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

128 and 151 07 21 2017 10 25 video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

151 Walker gets "Grazered" by 128 Grazer, 7/21/2017 video by Rockatte Bears.

151 Walker gets Grazered!, video by Rockatte Bear

151 Walker gets Grazered!, video by Rockatte Bear

Cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor ElaineDE shared and gave permission to post 7/21/2017 photos of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020, #1 and #2. ElaineDE shared 7/21/2017 photos of 151 Walker in chat on 5/18/2020, #1 and #2.

Please request ElaineDE's permission prior to using her photographs!

2017.07.22: Scammin shared a 7/22/2017 photo of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020.

Please request Scammin's permission prior to using their photographs!

2017.07.23:  151 Walker fishing the lip, 7/23/2017 video by Scammin.

Walker fishing the lip, video by Scammin

Walker fishing the lip, video by Scammin

2017.07.27:  151 Walker and 480 Otis greeting below the falls video by angerboda:

480 Otis and 151 Walker greeting, Brooks Falls 07272017 by angerboda

480 Otis and 151 Walker greeting, Brooks Falls 07272017 by angerboda

August 2017:

2017.08.16: 

151 Walker and 503 Cubadult video by Brenda D:

08.16

08.16.2017 - 151 Walker and 503 Playing Around the Falls video by Brenda D

151 Walker video by Brenda D:

08.16

08.16.2017 - 151 Walker Up Close video by Brenda D

151 Walker, 503 Cubadult, and 755 Scare D. Bear video by Brenda D:

08.16

08.16.2017 - 503 Pesters 755 Scare D Bear And 151 Walker video by Brenda D

2017.08.19:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult playing video by Brenda D:

08.19

08.19.2017 - 151 Walker and 503 Playing Again video by Brenda D

2017.08.20:  151 Walker by fallen log video by Brenda D:

08.20

08.20.2017 - 151 Walker by the Fallen Log video by Brenda D

September 2017:

2017.09.06:  151 Walker and 474 were observed and photographed by Melissa Freels during her trip to Brooks Camp.  Melissa shared the following information about her observations of the interaction between 151 Walker and 474 on September 6, 2017 :

"When we were at Brooks, we witnessed a fight between 151 Walker and another bear. I was not familiar with 474, so it wasn't until I went on the chat that I realized who the other bear was. Here are a couple of pics. I think the height/amount of the water demonstrates how much force is used--vs. the small splashes of playfighting. 474 seems to have calmed down since his first week at the falls."

Please request Melissa's permission prior to using her photos!

Ratna Narayan captured video of a "Bromance" between 503 and 151 Walker on 9/6/2017.

503 - 151 Bromance above the falls P2 9 6 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

503 - 151 Bromance above the falls P2 9 6 2017, video by Ratna Narayan


2017.09.10:  151 Walker slips off the lip of the falls into the jacuzzi where 32 Chunk is fishing video by Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout):

151 Walker Falls off Lip onto 32 Chunk 2017 09 10 18 30 49 by Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout)

151 Walker Falls off Lip onto 32 Chunk 2017 09 10 18 30 49 by Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout)

Video by Ratna with real-time and slow motion versions:

Walker slides off the falls into 32's lap September 10, 2017 by Ratna

Walker slides off the falls into 32's lap September 10, 2017 by Ratna

2017.09.12: 

151 Walker and 480 Otis video by Brenda D:

09.12

09.12.2017 - 480 Otis Tired of 151 Walker video by Brenda D

18:57:  151 Walker and 480 Otis video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA):

151 Crowds 480 2017.09

151 Crowds 480 2017.09.12 18 57 video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

2017.09.13:  151 Walker appears in this 747 video by Cheryl B.:

2017 09 13 12 48 48 Bear 747 When your trying to look cool and it doesn't work out by Cheryl B

2017 09 13 12 48 48 Bear 747 When your trying to look cool and it doesn't work out by Cheryl B

2017.09.18:  Handsome 151 Walker sitting above the falls, 9/18/2017 video by Ratna Narayan.

Handsome walker 9 18 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

Handsome walker 9 18 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

2017.09.23:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult playfighting video by Ratna:

503 and 151 play fighting 9 23 2017 by Ratna

503 and 151 play fighting 9 23 2017 by Ratna

2017.09.30:  480 Otis slowly departs the river with 151 Walker in close proximity video by Brenda D:
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09.30.2017 - 480 Otis Slow Exit on the Fish Ladder Path, 151 Walker Watches video by Brenda D

2018:  11.5 Year-Old Adult Male

2018 Season:

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 151 Walker during the 2018 season:

151 Walker 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

151 Walker 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

Cam viewer JG captured these 19 snapshots of 151 Walker during the 2018 season.  Cam viewer, Olddude captured these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 151 Walker during the 2018 season.  Cam viewer, CarolineB created this painting and captured these snapshots (#1  & #2 )  of 151 Walker during the 2018 season.:

Volunteer-In-Park (VIP) and cam viewer, Stacey shared a few stories about 151 Walker from her 2018 season volunteering experience at Brooks Camp:

"Hi, everyone --

I was away from the computer yesterday and missed the celebration of 151 Walker!

Here are a couple of quick 151 stories.

1) 151 Walker was the first bear I saw in Brooks River.

It was late June, so there weren't a lot of guests in the park -- and there weren't a lot of bears, either!

I went out to the Riffles Platform around 8 a.m.

I was the only one there -- and there was just one bear in the river.

My first thought: "That's a really big bear!"

My second thought -- based on the ringed eyes, the Mickey Mouse ears, and the location in the Riffles: "That's 151 Walker!"

When I see 151 on the cams, I always think of him as a smaller bear -- because next to 480, or 747, or some of the other big males at the falls, he looks kind of junior.

But when I saw him sitting there in the water -- the first bear I'd seen in the river -- he really has SUBSTANCE to him.

2) Early in July, on a very crowded day, I was working at the Falls platform.

One of the bigger bears -- 856, maybe, or 747, had been courting 128 for a LONG time. She was NOT INTERESTED, and so she treed herself high up in a tall tree behind the BF platform.

When she came down, she walked down to the Riffles, and soon after went into the woods w/151 Walker.

He does have a way w/the ladies! 

3) We saw 151 Walker in the river a lot.

Once, I was talking w/a guest about 151, and I said, "He's quite popular with the ladies."

"Do you mean with humans?" she said. "Or with bears?"

"Both," I replied....

And those are my stories of 151 Walker, an amiable, omnipresent bear.."

June 2018:

2018.06.??:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Melissa Freels shared these June 2016 photos of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia:  #1 708 Amelia following 151 Walker on Valley Road & #2 151 Walker following 708 Amelia on Valley Road .:

Please request Melissa's permission prior to using her photos!

2018.06.??:  Lesleezee shared this photo of 708 Amelia and 151 Walker by the walkway near the tree house in June 2018 at Brooks falls. 151 came up to the falls with 719 and left with 708!

Please request Lesleezee's permission prior to using her photos!

2018.06.01 Approximately 17:00:  Ranger Russ observed and photographed 151 Walker in the lower river.  On June 2, 2018 at 09:51 Ranger Russ shared the news and photograph with cam viewers.  KNP&P's June 3, 2018 08:59 Facebook post updated that 151 Walker was firmly identified as the bear Ranger Russ observed on June 1, 2018 at approximately 17:00.

2018.06.21:  Sunny captured this snapshot of 151 Walker:

2018.06.25:  747 chases off 151 Walker video by Cruiser.:

747 Chases off 151 June 25 2018 by Cruiser

747 Chases off 151 June 25 2018 by Cruiser

747 runs 151 away from the falls video by Ratna:

747 runs 151 away from the falls 6 25 18 by Ratna

747 runs 151 away from the falls 6 25 18 by Ratna

2018.06.28:  On the morning of June 28, 2018, 151 Walker and 708 Amelia were observed on the lower river...courting?  

Cam viewer, Olddude captured these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 151 Walker with 708 Amelia.  Cam viewer, Caroline captured this snapshot of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia.  Cam viewer Xander-Sage-2 created this gif of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia.  Bookmom shared this snapshot of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia (p 02/09/2020 06:09 ).:

151 Walker with  708 Amelia video by Brenda D.  Ranger Russ ID the female bear as 409 Beadnose but later stated in the comments that this is indeed 708 Amelia.:

06.28

06.28.2018 - 151 Walker and 708 Amelia Cuddle on the Lower River by Brenda D

151 Walker with 708 Amelia video by Cruiser:

How deep is your love 151&708 6-28-18 by Cruiser-0

How deep is your love 151&708 6-28-18 by Cruiser-0

15:16:  Ranger Russ Taylor's June 28, 2018 15:16 comment :  "Ranger Russ here, this morning I misidentified 708 as being 409. I had watched 409 so much earlier this summer that I started to see her everywhere. I looked at your photographs from this morning, and mine, and y’all were right, that was 708 with 151 this morning."  Ranger Russ also shared these 4 photographs of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia from this morning.  Photo #1 , #2 , #3 , & #4 .:

Volunteer-in-park, Stacey shared her 151 Walker & 708 Amelia story (p 02/09/2020 05:37 ).:

"Here is a 708 Amelia story (kind of):

It was late June 2018, my second day (I think) volunteering at Brooks Camp.

I was receiving an informal orientation before my actual volunteer service began, and I was with a group of people, including a ranger, standing at the Corner, on the Brooks Lodge side of the bridge.

KNPP had the floating bridge at that time, and the bridge was closed, because the two bears above -- 151 Walker and 708 Amelia -- were canoodling near the LR platform. Viewers on the LR platform were transfixed -- we could see lots of cameras pointed at the two lovebirds. But we couldn't see the encounter itself.

On our side of the bridge, we waited patiently for the bear jam to end, and gazed across the river, trying to catch a glimpse of the two adorable canoodlers.

Suddenly, just a few feet behind me, I heard a loud "huff." And at the same time, the ranger's radio crackled, "Corner!"

The ranger on the LR platform was radio-ing because they'd spotted a bear at the Corner -- just as the bear arrived and huffed loudly to announce its presence.

I looked over my shoulder, and there the bear was -- maybe 3-5 feet away from me and the human group.

This was my first real encounter with a bear, and the ranger we were with was excellent.

"Okay," he said calmly, "I want you all to move behind me."

We shuffled smoothly and quickly away from the bear and behind the ranger.

"And now we're going to move away from the bear," he said, and moved us 50 yards down the campground trail, away from Corner, and toward the lodge.

The bear followed, about 25 yards behind the group.

"So now we're going to step off the trail," the ranger said, calmly reminding us of the instructions we'd learned in bear orientation.

We moved off the trail, and the bear walked past.

"I know you all think this is a good time for cell phone pictures," the ranger said, "but it's really not."

The visitors smiled sheepishly and pocketed their phones.

I've always wondered who the bear was! Was it 708 Amelia, who may have swum across the river after her romantic encounter w/151 Walker? Or was it another bear, who either swam across the river or who came up through the trees between Corner and the Point?

I'll likely never know. But I've always been so impressed w/the ranger's calm, by-the-book handling of the situation, which I've tried to use as a model ever since.

And that's my story of 708 Amelia -- or really, the story of what was happening on the other side of the bridge at the same time that 708 and 151 were canoodling at LR."

July 2018:

2018.07.??:  Park visitor, Mike Weagley captured this July 2018 video that includes:  171 sitting on the log at 0:41, 151 Walker at 0:55, 854 Divot at 1:02, and 504 at 2:02.  We are uncertain of the ID of the sow in the beginning of this video.:

Katmai National Park July 2018 video by Mike Weagley

Katmai National Park July 2018 video by Mike Weagley

2018.07.01:  151 Walker photo by Mike Fitz (from KNP&P's October 3, 2018 tweet )

Please request Mike's permission prior to using his photo!

2018.07.07:  NWBearLove92 shared a 7/7/2018 photo of 151 Walker sitting in the riffles with 89 Backpack standing behind him on 4/8/2020.

Please request NWBearLove92's permission prior to using any of their photographs!

2018.07.09:  151 Walker on 7/9/2018, video by Lani H.

151 Walker 7 9 2018, video by Lani H

151 Walker 7 9 2018, video by Lani H

2018.07.17:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult video by LaniH:

503 and 151 Walker when play fighting turns real 7 17 2018 appx 5pm AK by LaniH

503 and 151 Walker when play fighting turns real 7 17 2018 appx 5pm AK by LaniH

2018.07.18:  151 Walker and 503 play in the jacuzzi, 7/18/2018 video by mckate.

18 Jul 2018 151 Walker and 503 Play in the J, video by mckate

18 Jul 2018 151 Walker and 503 Play in the J, video by mckate

2018.07.20:  Mckate captured 7/20/2018 video of 151 Walker fishing the lip. 

20 Jul 2018 151 Walker Fishes the Lip, video by mckate

20 Jul 2018 151 Walker Fishes the Lip, video by mckate

2018.07.22:  151 Walker blunders into 854 Divot, 7/22/2018 video by mckate.

22 Jul 2018 151 Walker Blunders into 854 Divot, video by mckate

22 Jul 2018 151 Walker Blunders into 854 Divot, video by mckate

2018.07.25:  Mckate captured 7/25/2018 video of 151 Walker sitting up and begging from 409 Beadnose. "Walker was in rare form tonight splashing 480 Otis, locking horns with 854 Divot (again), and getting booted from the office by 755 Scare D. He then got in a tussle on the lip with 409 Beady, so she seemed happy to give him her scraps to keep him pacified."

25 Jul 2018 151 Walker Sits Up and Begs from 409 Beadnose, video by mckate

25 Jul 2018 151 Walker Sits Up and Begs from 409 Beadnose, video by mckate

2018.07.27:  151 Walker gets chased off the lip by 128 Grazer into the open paws of 854 Divot  video by LaniH:

151 Walker gets chased off the lip by 128 Grazer 7 27 2018 by LaniH

151 Walker gets chased off the lip by 128 Grazer 7 27 2018 by LaniH

2018.07.29:  151 Walker shows his fishing skills on the lip, 7/29/2018 video by flyer 7474.

151 "Walker" 2018 07 29, video by flyer 7474

151 "Walker" 2018 07 29, video by flyer 7474

Mckate captured 7/29/2018 video of "128 Grazer sending 151 Walker off the lip only to almost land on 854 Divot who is noy exactly his biggest fan."

29 Jul 2018 128 Grazer Sends 151 Walker Over the Lip, video by mckate

29 Jul 2018 128 Grazer Sends 151 Walker Over the Lip, video by mckate

2018.07.30:  435 Holly's yearlings watch 151 Walker fish below them, 7/30/2018 video by mckate.

30 Jul 2018 435 Holly's Cubs Watch 151 Walker Fish, video by mckate

30 Jul 2018 435 Holly's Cubs Watch 151 Walker Fish, video by mckate

August 2018:

2018.08.02:  151 Walker and 755 ScareD Bear "Love-In" on the low cam, 8/2/2018 video by mckate.

2 Aug 2018 151 Walker and 755 Scare D Love-In (Lower Cam), video by mckate

2 Aug 2018 151 Walker and 755 Scare D Love-In (Lower Cam), video by mckate

2018.08.07:  151 Walker in the far pool, 8/7/2018 video by flyer 7474.

151 Walker 2018 08 07, video by flyer 7474

151 Walker 2018 08 07, video by flyer 7474

Mckate captured 8/7/2018 video of 503 and 151 Walker in the office as 480 Otis (near) and possibly 801 watch.

7 Aug 2018 503 and 151 Walker Play Hide-and-Seek in the Office, video by mckate

7 Aug 2018 503 and 151 Walker Play Hide-and-Seek in the Office, video by mckate


2018.08.10:  151 Walker playing with 503 Cubadult & gives 480 Otis a smooch video by mckate:

10 Aug 2018 151 Walker Plays with 503, Gives 480 Otis a Smooch by mckate

10 Aug 2018 151 Walker Plays with 503, Gives 480 Otis a Smooch by mckate

2018.08.17:  151 Walker spooked by log washing over the falls video by Cruiser:

Log over the Falls spooks 151 Walker 08-17-18 by Cruiser

Log over the Falls spooks 151 Walker 08-17-18 by Cruiser

Mckate also captured 8/17/2018 video of 151 Walker being startled by a large log coming over the falls.

17 Aug 2018 151 Walker Startled by Log Coming Over the Falls, video by mckate

17 Aug 2018 151 Walker Startled by Log Coming Over the Falls, video by mckate

2018.08.22:  Martina captured these snapshots of 151 Walker , and 151 Walker with 854 Divot, and 755 Scare D. Bear :

2018.08.23:  Flyer 7474 captured video of 151 Walker in a number of closeups, 8/23/2018. 

151 Walker on 2018-08-23, video by flyer 7474

151 Walker on 2018-08-23, video by flyer 7474

2018.08.25:  Flyer 7474 captured 8/25/2018 video of 151 Walker catching a good size salmon in the far pool.

151 Walker on 2018-08-25, video by flyer 7474

151 Walker on 2018-08-25, video by flyer 7474

2018.08.26:  151 Walker and 503 playfight in this 8/26/2018 video by Cruiser.

151 Walker & 503 play fight Aug 26, 2018, video by Cruiser

151 Walker & 503 play fight Aug 26, 2018, video by Cruiser

2018.08.27:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult playing at the falls video by Birgitt:

503 & 151 Playing at Falls 2018-08-27 11-04-50-131 by Birgitt

503 & 151 Playing at Falls 2018-08-27 11-04-50-131 by Birgitt

2018.08.29:  Mckate captured 8/29/2018 video of 151 Walker relaxing at his rock.

29 Aug 2018 151 Walker Relaxes at His Rock, video by mckate

29 Aug 2018 151 Walker Relaxes at His Rock, video by mckate

September 2018:

2018.09.03:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult video by mckate:

3 Sep 2018 151 Walker to 503, "I Can Still Flip You, Dude!" by mckate-0

3 Sep 2018 151 Walker to 503, "I Can Still Flip You, Dude!" by mckate-0

Mckate also captured 9/3/2018 video of 151 Walker trying to intimidate 719 away from 503 in the jacuzzi. Turn your volume up to hear 719's protests.

3 Sep 2018 719 Princess Airs Her Grievances with 151 Walker, video by mckate

3 Sep 2018 719 Princess Airs Her Grievances with 151 Walker, video by mckate

2018.09.05:  Closeup of 151 Walker on the lip, 9/5/2018 video by Lani H.

151 Walker on the lip 9 5 2018, video by Lani H

151 Walker on the lip 9 5 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.08:  151 Walker bites 755 Scare D. Bear on the rump during a spat between 480 Otis and 755 video by mckate.  854 Divot is the bear that is fishing in the far pool uninvolved in the 480, 755, 151 interactions.:

8 Sep 2018 755 Scare D Gets It On Both Ends by mckate-0

8 Sep 2018 755 Scare D Gets It On Both Ends by mckate-0

Lani H also captured 9/8/2018 video where "480 Otis bites 755 ScareD Bear, 151 Walker also gets a bite in and 755 loses his fish."

480 Otis bites 755 Scare D Bear 151 Walker also gets a bite in and 755 loses his fish 9 8 2018, video by Lani H

480 Otis bites 755 Scare D Bear 151 Walker also gets a bite in and 755 loses his fish 9 8 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.10:  151 Walker photo by Mike Fitz (from KNP&P's October 3, 2018 tweet )

Please request Mike's permission prior to using his photo!

Mckate captured 9/10/2018 video of 634 Popeye backing up 151 Walker. 151 had invaded 634's space earlier.

10 Sep 2018 634 Popeye Backs Up 151 Walker, video by mckate

10 Sep 2018 634 Popeye Backs Up 151 Walker, video by mckate

Lani H captured 9/10/2018 video of 68 (left) having words with 151 Walker (right) while 480 Otis casually watches from his office.

68 and 151 Walker have words 9 10 2018, video by Lani H

68 and 151 Walker have words 9 10 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.10:  What was 480 Otis saying to 151 Walker at 1:57 into this 9/10/2018 video by mckate?

10 Sep 2018 What Was 480 Otis Saying to 151 Walker? Video by mckate

10 Sep 2018 What Was 480 Otis Saying to 151 Walker? Video by mckate

2018.09.11:  151 Walker and 755 Scare D. Bear video by mckate:

11 Sep 2018 Another 755 Scare D and 151 Walker Love-In by mckate

11 Sep 2018 Another 755 Scare D and 151 Walker Love-In by mckate

Scooch captured a GIF of 755 ScareD Bear (left) and 151 Walker (right) nuzzling on 9/11/2018.

Birgitt also captured video of 755 ScareD Bear and 151 Walker nuzzling on 9/11/2018, until 503 broke them up. 755 then headed up the hill and was followed by 503 and 151 Walker .



755 & 151 Playfight Broken Up by 503 2018-09-11, video by Birgitt

755 & 151 Playfight Broken Up by 503 2018-09-11, video by Birgitt

In part 2, "After all three of them walked up the hill, they made their way back down. Who knows..." Birgitt captured video of 755 ScareD Bear, 503 and 151 Walker coming back down the hill, 9/11/2018. 480 Otis wonders what was going on.

755 151 & 503 Come Back Down the Hill 2018-09-11, video by Birgitt

755 151 & 503 Come Back Down the Hill 2018-09-11, video by Birgitt

2018.09.12:  Birgitt captured video of 5 boars in "Boar Alley", the far pool, on 9/12/2018. 151 Walker is facing downstream on the left at the beginning of the video.

Boars 68, 151 Walker, 503, 480 Otis & 747 in Boar Alley 2018-09-12, video by Birgitt

Boars 68, 151 Walker, 503, 480 Otis & 747 in Boar Alley 2018-09-12, video by Birgitt

2018.09.13:  151 provokes 480 causing a chain reaction including 32 and 856 Explore Recorder video .:

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-13-2018 13 00 10 - 13 59 56

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-13-2018 13 00 10 - 13 59 56

480 Otis, 151 Walker, 32 Chunk and 856 exchange video by mckate.  151 Walker begs from 480 Otis and gets jumped. 32 Chunk intervenes (and checks for leftovers) and 856 chases Chunk because only the top bear intervenes. :

13 Sep 2018 480 Otis, 151 Walker, 32 Chunk, and 856 Exchange by mckate-1

13 Sep 2018 480 Otis, 151 Walker, 32 Chunk, and 856 Exchange by mckate-1

Mckate captured 9/13/2018 video of 480 Otis fishing while 151 Walker plays with a stick.



13 Sep 2018 480 Otis Fishes, 151 Walker Plays with Stick, video by mckate

13 Sep 2018 480 Otis Fishes, 151 Walker Plays with Stick, video by mckate

2018.09.14 - 2018.09.17:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Ratna Narayan captured this photo of 151 Walker during her trip to Brooks Camp   Ratna also captured these photos (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 151 Walker during her trip to Brooks Camp.  Ratna also captured these photos (#1 & #2 ) of 151 Walker during her trip to Brooks Camp.  Ratna also shared these photos from her trip (#1 151 Walker with 503 Cubadult ;  #2 151 Walker with 503 Cubadul t; & #3 151 Walker ).  Ratna shared this black and white photo of 151 Walker and 503 Cubadult.  Ratna shared these 4 photos (#1 , #2 , #3 , & #4 ) of 151 with 503.  Ratna shared these 4 photos (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) also.. Here are 3 more photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 151 Walker and 503 that Ratna sharedRatna also shared these photos (#1 & #2 ) of 151 Walker.  Ratna also captured these photos (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 719 only & #5 151 Walker only ) of 151 Walker's interaction with 719.  Ranta also shared this photo of 151 Walker:


Please request Ratna's permission prior to using her photos!

Ratna also captured this photo of 151 Walker and 503 Cubadult during her trip to Brooks Camp.:

Please request Ratna's permsision prior to using her photographs!

Cam viewer, Scooch created this paraphrase of Buzza Motto to go with Ratna's photograph:

"151 Walker to 503 ~

There are lots of bears
in the world, it is true
Lots of bears,
but only one you
And I count myself lucky
and shall to the end
That out of them all
I have you for a friend!"

2018.09.15:  "Walker, the bear who rarely respects body bubbles, felt that 503 was invading his space. 719 tells him to knock it off, and he does. She's a confident little bear. Wonder when the day will come that 503 no longer tolerates Walker's bad moods?" Video captured by mckate on 9/15/2018.

15 Sep 2018 151 Walker Backs Up 503, video by mckate

15 Sep 2018 151 Walker Backs Up 503, video by mckate

151 Walker chases 719 in this 9/15/2018 video by mckate. Turn your sound up.

15 Sep 2018 151 Walker Chases 719, video by mckate

15 Sep 2018 151 Walker Chases 719, video by mckate

Birgitt captured this 9/15/2018 video of 151 Walker going after 503 in the far pool while 719 stands her ground.

151 Goes After 503 in the Far Pool 719 Stands Her Ground 2018-09-15 10-48-37-917, video by Birgitt-1

151 Goes After 503 in the Far Pool 719 Stands Her Ground 2018-09-15 10-48-37-917, video by Birgitt-1

2018.09.20:  755 ScareD Bear and 151 Walker play bitey face, 9/20/2018 video by mckate.

20 Sep 2018 755 Scare D and 151 Walker Play Bitey Face, video by mckate

20 Sep 2018 755 Scare D and 151 Walker Play Bitey Face, video by mckate

2018.09.21:  151 Walker and 503 Cubadult playing on the far side of the river video by Birgitt:

503 & 151 Walker Playing on Far Side of River 2018-09-21 by Birgitt

503 & 151 Walker Playing on Far Side of River 2018-09-21 by Birgitt

2018.09.22:  151 Walker interrputs 812's dinner video by mckate:

22 Sep 2018 151 Interrupts 812's Dinner by mckate

22 Sep 2018 151 Interrupts 812's Dinner by mckate

October 2018:

2018.10.03:  KNP&P's tweet : re 151 Walker in 2018 Season packing on the pounds nicely #FatBearWeek:

151 Walker spent a lot of time in the far pool in the fall of 2018, 10/3 video by Lani H.

151 Walker in the far pool 10 3 2018, video by Lani H

151 Walker in the far pool 10 3 2018, video by Lani H

2018.10.17:  151 Walker sitting by the table rock, 10/17/2018 video by Lani H.

151 Walker by table rock 10 17 2018, video by Lani H

151 Walker by table rock 10 17 2018, video by Lani H

151 Walker by his rock, 10/17/2018 video by mckate.

17 Oct 2018 151 Walker At His Rock, video by mckate

17 Oct 2018 151 Walker At His Rock, video by mckate

2018.10.18:  32 Chunk admires 151 Walker's catch, 10/18/2018 video by mckate.

18 Oct 2018 32 Chunk Watches 151 Walker's Catch, video by mckate-0

18 Oct 2018 32 Chunk Watches 151 Walker's Catch, video by mckate-0

2018.10.19:  151 Walker in the office, 10/19/2018 video by Lani H.

151 Walker in the office 10 19 2018, video by Lani H

151 Walker in the office 10 19 2018, video by Lani H

2018.10.20:  151 Walker rearranges the office, 10/20/2018 video by mckate.

20 Oct 2018 151 Walker Rearranges Office, video by mckate

20 Oct 2018 151 Walker Rearranges Office, video by mckate

2019:  12.5 Year-Old Adult Male

2019 season:

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this 2019 season video of 151 Walker.

Bear 151 Walker 2019, video by Deanna Dittloff

Bear 151 Walker 2019, video by Deanna Dittloff

June 2019:

2019.06.14:   Could this be 151 Walker on Dumpling Mountain in the video by Paxton Graham?  "A casual hike on Dumpling Mountain Trail in Katmai National Park led to a very up close and personal encounter with a brown bear".  Paxton Graham confirms in the comments under his video that this happened on June 14, 2019.: Mike Fitz commented about the video "That video was recorded just uphill from the Brooks Camp Campground on the Dumpling Mountain Trail. It does look like the bear could be 151. The people, I should add, acted appropriately for that type of bear encounter in the Brooks River area. Bears here are accustomed to seeing people on trails and sometimes, like this time, it is most appropriate to get out of the bear's way."

Close Grizzly Bear Encounter - Katmai National Park, Alaska June 14, 2019 by Paxton Graham

Close Grizzly Bear Encounter - Katmai National Park, Alaska June 14, 2019 by Paxton Graham

2019.06.21:  128 Grazer courts a nervous 151 Walker, 6/21/2019 video by mckate.

21 Jun 2019 128 Courts a Nervous 151, video by mckate

21 Jun 2019 128 Courts a Nervous 151, video by mckate

July 2019:

2019.07.02:  480 Otis joins 151 Walker in his fishing hole, 7/2/2019 video by mckate.

2 Jul 2019 480 Joins 151 in His Fishing Hole, video by mckate

2 Jul 2019 480 Joins 151 in His Fishing Hole, video by mckate

2019.07.06:  Cruiser captured this 7/6/2019 GIF of 151 Walker and "his not so subtle way of courting 854 Divot."

Mckate captured video of the same 7/6/2019 event, "854 flirts with 151 Walker."

6 Jul 2019 854 Flirts with 151, video by mckate-0

6 Jul 2019 854 Flirts with 151, video by mckate-0

2019.07.16:  128 Grazer displaces 151 Walker in the far pool, 7/16/2019 video by Lani H.

128 Grazer displaces 151 Walker in the far pool 7 16 2019, video by Lani H

128 Grazer displaces 151 Walker in the far pool 7 16 2019, video by Lani H

Mckate also captured video of 151 Walker being displaced by 128 Grazer on 7/16/2019.

16 Jul 2019 128 Displaces 151, video by mckate

16 Jul 2019 128 Displaces 151, video by mckate.

2019.07.23:  480 Otis chastises 151 Walker video by mckate.:

23 Jul 2019 480 Chastises 151 Walker by mckate-0

23 Jul 2019 480 Chastises 151 Walker by mckate-0

2019.07.28:  806 referees 151 Walker's wrestling match with "Spot" video by mckate.  Mckate shared this information about 151 Walker and "Spot" (the unidentified bear):  "They sure give the impression that they know each other. One of the interactions that intrigued me last season was Walker's apparent delight in seeing Spot when he first showed up at the falls. He's usually not too nice to subs and usually only plays with 503. So who is Spot to Walker?":

28 Jul 2019 806 Referees 151's Wrestling Match with "Spot" by mckate

28 Jul 2019 806 Referees 151's Wrestling Match with "Spot" by mckate

Birgitt captured 7/28/2019 video of 83 Wayne Brother trying to take a bite out of 151 Walker.

83 Tries to Take a Bite Out of 151 2019-07-28 22-00-12-716, video by Birgitt

83 Tries to Take a Bite Out of 151 2019-07-28 22-00-12-716, video by Birgitt

August 2019:  

2019.08 02:  "Just a Little 151 Walker", 8/2/2019 video by mckate.

2 Aug 2019 Just a LIttle 151 Walker, video by mckate

2 Aug 2019 Just a LIttle 151 Walker, video by mckate

2019.08.02-08.05:  Cam viewers and Brooks Camp visitors Kacko and Goof_n shared multiple 8/4/2019 photos of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.

Please request Kacko & Goof_n's permission prior to using their photographs!

2019.08.03: 151 Walker has words with 812, 854 Divot gets involved video by Lani H.:

151 Walker has words with 812, 854 Divot gets involved 8 3 2019 by Lani H-0

151 Walker has words with 812, 854 Divot gets involved 8 3 2019 by Lani H-0

854 Divot rescues 812 from 151 Walker video by mckate.:

3 Aug 2019 854 Rescues 812 from 151 by mckate-0

3 Aug 2019 854 Rescues 812 from 151 by mckate-0


2019.08.04:  89 Backpack takes a wide stance and a cowboy walk for 151 Walker video by mckate.:

4 Aug 2019 89 Takes a Wide Stance by mckate-0

4 Aug 2019 89 Takes a Wide Stance by mckate-0

Mckate captured 8/4/2019 video of 151 Walker and 775 Lefty working out their differences.

4 Aug 2019 151 and 775 Work Out Differences, video by mckate

4 Aug 2019 151 and 775 Work Out Differences, video by mckate

September 2019:  

2019.09.07:  610 and 151 Walker watch and wait video by mckate.:

7 Sep 2019 610 and 151 Watch and Wait by mckate-0

7 Sep 2019 610 and 151 Watch and Wait by mckate-0

Lani H captured 9/7/2019 video of 151 Walker in the far pool.

151 Walker in the far pool 9 7 2019, video by Lani H

151 Walker in the far pool 9 7 2019, video by Lani H

2019.09.08:  Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak shared a 9/8/2019 photo of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020.

Permission to use her NPS photos posted on the bearcam comments  



Carrie59 shared a 9/8/2019 photo of 151 Walker in chat on 4/8/2020.

2019.09.09:  TDown shared a 9/9/2019 photo of 151 Walker in chat on 3/24/2020.

Please request TDown's permission prior to using their photographs!


2019.09.10:  Lani H filmed this 9/10/2019 video of 151 Walker and 879 in the far pool.

879 Returns, 879 and 151 Walker in the far pool 9 10 2019, video by Lani H-0

879 Returns, 879 and 151 Walker in the far pool 9 10 2019, video by Lani H-0

Park visitor Jack Heald captured a photo of 151 Walker and 879 in the far pool on the same date, 9/10/2019.

Casper Pike captured this video of 151 Walker and 879 on September 10, 2019.

151 and 879 2019 09 10 12 20 47 724, video by Casper Pike

151 and 879 2019 09 10 12 20 47 724, video by Casper Pike


2019.09.11:  151 Walker, 812 & 747's interaction on top of the falls slow motion video by Ratna Narayan (9/11/2019 not 9/12/2019, published date 09/11/2019).:

151, 812 and 747 interaction on top of the falls ( slowed down) 9 11 2019 by Ratna Narayan-0

151, 812 and 747 interaction on top of the falls ( slowed down) 9 11 2019 by Ratna Narayan-0

2019.09.12:  Lani H captured video of 151 Walker on the lip, 9/12/2019.

151 Walker on the lip 9 12 2019, video by Lani H

151 Walker on the lip 9 12 2019, video by Lani H

2019.09.13:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this 9/13/2019 photo of 151 Walker on 4/6/2020. Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared 9/13/2019 photos of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020, #1 and #2. Bonnie shared this 9/13/2020 photo of 151 Walker on 4/10/2020.

Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.13-09.15:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared 9/13-9/15/2019 photos of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020, #1, #2, #3 , #4, #5 and #6. Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears ) shared this 9/15/2019 photo of 151 Wakker on 6/2/2020.

Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!


2019.09.14:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of 151 Walker (p 12/08/19 07:44 ).  Bonnie shared this information about 151 in her comment with this photograph:  "151 Walker sporting a Chunk butt. Not a great photo, but best I have that really shows how much his backside looked like 32's this year. I have usually IDed 32 just by his backside. Now I have to check his face also to make sure it isn't really 151". Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this 9/14/2019 photo of 151 Walker on the lip on 5/15/2020. Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this 9/14/2019 photo of 151 Walker on the lip on 5/29/2020.

Please request Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.14 - 2019.09.18:  Scooch created this gif from her September 14, 2019 - September 18, 2019 Brooks Camp trip photographs (p 02/24/2020 01:16 ).  Scooch also captured these photographs (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 & #8 ) of 151 Walker (p 02/24/2020 01:16) .:

Please request Scooch's permission prior to using her photographs!

Scooch shared 3 photos of 151 Walker in chat on 3/24/2020. The photos were taken on 9/14/2019, #1, #2 and #3. Scooch said: "All three photos were taken on September 14th, our first day there. I'll never forget walking out on the falls platform the very first time, hearing the loud roar of the falls and the piercing call of the gulls, the fresh smell of the air and seeing Walker spread across the lip in his sideways stance, catching fish in mid-air. Such a surreal moment! He (and the other bears) are so much bigger in person than they appear on the cams. Especially Walker, he was truly enormous." Scooch shared 9/14/2019 photos of 151 Walker in chat on 4/8/2020, #1, #2 and #3. Scooch shared 9/14/2019 photos (#1 and #2 ) of 151 Walker on 4/10/2020..  Scooch also shared these September 14, 2019 photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 151 (p 04/10/2020 01:35 ).:

2019.09.14-09.15:  Cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor BeckyMeyer shared 9/14/2019 photos of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020, #1, #2, #3 and #4.

Please request BeckyMeyer's permission prior to using her photographs!

503 invited 151 Walker to play on 9/14/2019, video by mckate.

14 Sep 2019 503 Invites 151 to Play, video by mckate

14 Sep 2019 503 Invites 151 to Play, video by mckate

2019.09.15:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured these photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 503 Cubadult  (left) and 151 Walker (right) during her trip to Brooks Camp (p 10/20/19 08:11 ).: Please request Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

Mckate captured 9/15/2019 video of 151 Walker and 503 "having a spat."

15 Sep 2019 151 and 503 Have Spat, video by mckate

15 Sep 2019 151 and 503 Have Spat, video by mckate

151 Walker sends "Scrappy" (unidentified male subadult) over the falls video by McKate.:

15 Sep 2019 151 Sends "Scrappy" Over Falls by mckate-0

15 Sep 2019 151 Sends "Scrappy" Over Falls by mckate-0

Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared 9/15/2019 photos of 151 Walker sending "subadult "Scrappy" over the falls on 5/7/2020, #1, #2, #3 and #4.

Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

Ratna Narayan also captured video of 151 Walker pushing a subadult off the falls, 9/15/2019.

Walker pushes sub off the falls 9 15 2019, video by Ratna Narayan

Walker pushes sub off the falls 9 15 2019, video by Ratna Narayan

2019.09.16:  Scooch shared 9/16/2019 photos of 151 Walker in chat on 4/9/2020, #1,  #2, #3, #4 and #5. The photos were taken from the riffles platform towards the far pool.

Please request Scooch's permission prior to using her photographs! 

2019.09.17:  151 Walker sitting on the lip, 9/17/2019 video by Lani H.

151 Walker sitting on the lip 9 17 2019, video by Lani H

151 Walker sitting on the lip 9 17 2019, video by Lani H

2019.09.19:  909 sends 151 Walker walking video by mckate.:

19 Sep 2019 909 Sends Walker Walking by mckate

19 Sep 2019 909 Sends Walker Walking by mckate

2019.09.21:  Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak shared 9/21/2019 photos of 151 Walker on 4/8/2020, #1 and #2.

Permission to use her NPS photos posted on the bearcam comments  



151 Walker scratches an itch, 9/21/2019 video by mckate.

21 Sep 2019 151 Scratches an Itch, video by mckate

21 Sep 2019 151 Scratches an Itch, video by mckate

2019.09.25:  Lani H captured 9/25/2019 video of 151 Walker out by the oxbow.

151 Walker out by the oxbow 9 25 2019, video by Lani H

151 Walker out by the oxbow 9 25 2019, video by Lani H

October 2019:  

2019.10.01:  820? gets too close to 151 Walker (left, back) at 1:05 in this 10/1/2019 video by Lani H.

820(?) gets too close to 151 Walker 10 1 2019, video by Lani H

820(?) gets too close to 151 Walker 10 1 2019, video by Lani H.

2019.10.06:  151 Walker annoys 879 video by mckate.:

6 Oct 2019 151 Annoys 879 by mckate

6 Oct 2019 151 Annoys 879 by mckate

2019.10.11:  How Big are the Fat Bear Week Bears? Explore.org blog:by Mike Fitz: 

Bear Body Volume Weight Chart Only Link    ~    480 Otis Scan Image Link     ~    151 Walker Scan Images Link     ~    32 Chunk & 854 Divot Scan Images Link

2020:  13.5 Year-Old Adult Male

January 2020:

2020.01.x??:  Scanning the Roundest Bear professional survey magazine article by Claire Napier

June 2020:

2020.06.16:  151 Walker was observed and identified by Ranger Tammy on the evening of 6/16/2020. He was huffing, agitated and began pursuing 402 and her three 2.5 year old cubs after they ran. Ranger Naomi stopped in chat on 6/17/2020 to share this information.

""BREAKING NEWS from the Brook River Gazette -- Ace cub reporter Ranger Tammy was on evening duty by our cabins when she spotted bear 402 with her 3 - 2.5 year old cubs walking by. Shortly after that she saw a boar -- bear 151, Walker. Reportedly, he was huffing and agitated. Then 402 and cubs began to run and 151 pursued. That's the news from the Brooks River."

2020.06.22:  151 Walker was the first boar seen on the cams on 6/22/2020. He could be seen searching for fish in the riffles and sitting in his usual spot, video by Erum Chad.

Bear Walker 151 in riffles Brooks Falls Katmai, video by Erum Chad

Bear Walker 151 in riffles Brooks Falls Katmai, video by Erum Chad

151 Walker at the riffles and falls, 6/22/2020 video by Lani H.

151 Walker riffles and falls view 6 22 2020, video by Lani H

151 Walker riffles and falls view 6 22 2020, video by Lani H

151 Walker finds no fish, 6/22/020 video by mckate.

22 Jun 2020 151 Walker Finds No Fish, video by mckate

22 Jun 2020 151 Walker Finds No Fish, video by mckate

2020.06.23: 151 Walker chases 480 Otis up the far path, then a minor kerfuffle ensues, 6/23/2020 video by Lani H.

151 Walker chases 480 Otis up the far path, then a minor kerfuffle 6 23 2020, video by Lani H

151 Walker chases 480 Otis up the far path, then a minor kerfuffle 6 23 2020, video by Lani H

151 Walker yells at 480 Otis for following, 6/23/2020 video by mckate.

23 Jun 2020 151 Yells at 480 For Following, video by mckate

23 Jun 2020 151 Yells at 480 For Following, video by mckate

151 Walker harrasses 480 Otis, 6/23/2020 video by mckate.

23 Jun 2020 151 Harasses 480, video by mckate

23 Jun 2020 151 Harasses 480, video by mckate

151 Walker jaw pops at 480 Otis, 6/23/2020 video by mckate.

23 Jun 2020 151 Jaw Pops at 480, video by mckate

23 Jun 2020 151 Jaw Pops at 480, video by mckate

151 Walker was seen mating with a young, blonde sow on 6/23/2020, video  by Arlene Beech. Chatter opinion was divided as to the identification of the sow. Could it be 901 or 908? Mike Fitz commented about the mating pair on 6/24/2020. "151 Walker was seen on the River Watch cam copulating with a blond-furred female. However, I wasn't able to ID her from the webcam footage." 

Mating bears! Explore

Mating bears! Explore.org 23 June 2020, video by Arlene Beech-0

6/23/2020 video by Lani H.

151 Walker mating with ??? 6 23 2020, video by Lani H-1

151 Walker mating with ??? 6 23 2020, video by Lani H-1

2020.06.24:  151 Walker approaches 402 and 856 runs from the J to chase him off, 6/24/2020 video by Lani H.

151 Walker approaches 402 and 856 runs from the J to chase him off 6 24 2020, video by Lani H

151 Walker approaches 402 and 856 runs from the J to chase him off 6 24 2020, video by Lani H

856 spots 151 Walker approaching 402 and takes off like a freight train, 6/24/2020 video by mckate.

24 Jun 2020 856 Spots 151 Approaching 402, video by mckate

24 Jun 2020 856 Spots 151 Approaching 402, video by mckate

151 Walker assers himself to 83 Wayne Brother, 6/24/2020 video by Lani H.

151 Walker asserts himself to 83 Wayne Brother 6 24 2020, video by Lani H

151 Walker asserts himself to 83 Wayne Brother 6 24 2020, video by Lani H

151 Walker challenges 83 Wayne Brother and lives to tell about it, 6/24/2020 video by mckate.

24 Jun 2020 151 Challenges 83 and Lives to Tell About It, video by mckate

24 Jun 2020 151 Challenges 83 and Lives to Tell About It, video by mckate

151 Walker says "You lovebirds get off my lawn", 6/24/2020 video by mckate.

24 Jun 2020 151 Says "You Lovebirds Get Off My Lawn", video by mckate

24 Jun 2020 151 Says "You Lovebirds Get Off My Lawn", video by mckate

How 151 Walker Got His Nickname:

151 Walker got his name from his dark eye rings and their reminding people of a zombie. Ranger Mike Fitz had some influence with naming 151.

Known Courting & Mating:

2015:

May 2015:

Courting 284 "Electra"

2015.05.17:  151 Walker courting 284 "Electra" video by Mike Fitz.  Mike shared the following information about the video:

"I encountered two pairs of courting brown bears on Dumpling Mountain in Katmai National Park on May 17, 2015. The two were young adult bears, previously identified at Brooks River as 151 Walker and 284. In the second pair, 854 Divot was courted by 634 Popeye."

Courting bears on Dumpling Mountain May 17, 2015 video by Mike Fitz-0

Courting bears on Dumpling Mountain May 17, 2015 video by Mike Fitz-0

2016:

July 2016:

Mating with 289:

2016.07.08 13:44:  151 Walker and 289 mating video by Mickey Williams:

1 44 pm 07.08

1 44 pm 07.08.2016 289 and 151 Walker mating video by Mickey Williams-1

2017: 

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2018:

June 2018:

Courting & Attempted Mating (?) with 708 Amelia:

2018.06.28 :  151 Walker was observed courting and attempting to mate (?) with an adult female.  Ranger Russ Taylor identified this sow as 409 Beadnose during the June 28, 2018 live chat with Mike Fitz from the Riffles platform .  Ranger Russ later commented at 15:16 and corrected his identificaiton as 708 Amelia, not 409 Beadnose.  Ranger Russ also shared four photos:  Photo #1 , Photo #2 , Photo #3 & Photo #4 :