These photos were taken in Katmai National Park, which is is one of the only places where huge males like this are not afraid of humans. In other areas of Alaska, these bears are viewed as trophies for hunters, and hide from any sign of humans. I think this bear is far more valuable alive than dead.
Brad has been a Natural Habitat Expedition Leader since 2005, guiding Alaska grizzly bear tours, Churchill polar bear tours, northern lights expeditions and China panda tours. His specialty is bear biology and ecology of the north country.