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Nature's Wonders

This Bear Cam might be the most riveting thing you'll watch all summer

If you can't afford a plane ticket to Alaska, or would rather experience the great outdoors from the comfort of your couch, you can now visit Explore.org and watch one of several Bear Cams set up at Katmai National Park. The cameras are streaming 24/7 — giving you the opportunity to enjoy all of the wonder of nature without the threat of being mauled — and are in multiple locations; after spending some time viewing a bevy of brown bears salmon fishing at the majestic Brooks Falls, you can easily switch to the Naknek River or Dumpling Mountain cams for more wildlife action. With so many incredible things happening on the live feed, it's easy to get sucked in, so don't watch if you have somewhere you need to be in the next 48 hours or so. Catherine Garcia