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Bjorn Dihle

Bjorn Dihle

Bjorn Dihle lives in Juneau, Alaska, where he splits his time between guiding natural history film crews, writing, and raising a family. His most recent book is "A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears."

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Bear in the Darkness: Encounters with a True Alaskan Giant

Brown Bear

Bear in the Darkness: Encounters with a True Alaskan Giant

I woke to the sound of a large brown bear crackling through the brush near my tent. It was early April and I was guiding a small natural history film crew on an island in Southeast Alaska. At the beginning of three weeks of filming, our primary goal was to capture video of brown bears feeding on a...
Canadian Mega Mines Threaten Southeast Alaska Salmon and Wilderness

Public Lands & Waters

Canadian Mega Mines Threaten Southeast Alaska Salmon and Wilderness

Shortly after graduating high school, my buddy Ed got run over by a truck while riding a bicycle. We’d been planning a mountain goat hunt up the Taku River near where Ed’s family had a cabin. I figured the hunt was off. The accident was the sort that would have killed most people, but Ed walked it...