Photo by @IngoArndtPhotography / The subspecies of brown bears found along the southern Alaskan coast are the largest of all brown bears. Males can weight over 1.000 pounds. They grow this big because of the rich food in their habitat. Sedge grass, lots of clams and of course salmon. The coastal brown bear in this picture catched a salmon one early morning. Only seconds later another bear was chasing him to get his fish. He ran away with the salmon in his mouth, in full speed exactly in my direction - what a perfect and exciting situation!
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Would you look 👀 at that... 🌨❄️🌨. It has snowed and there is more forecasted for the next week as well. Hopefully, it stays cold enough to make a good runway on lake hood. Definitely check the NOTAMs before landing or taking off at LHD. #alaskaairmen 📸credit: @alaskancub
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Born and raised in Anchorage Alaska, Ryan Stassel started snowboarding while he was in kindergarten. At the age of 13, he won his first National event, beginning his pursuit of becoming a Professional Snowboarder.
In 2014, that pursuit became a reality with a breakthrough year. Ryan earned his first major win at the U.S. Grand Prix. Two days later, he backed it up by placing third in another major event. Just weeks after, Stassel secured his spot on the first ever U.S. Olympic Slopestyle Snowboarding Team. (Sochi, Russia)
In 2015, Ryan claimed the title of Slopestyle Snowboarding World Champion. Unfortunately his season came to a halt a few weeks later, due to an injury. Even with his absence from the remaining 2014/15 circuit, Stassel was back on the podium in 2016 and placed in the top ten of many Slopestyle and Big Air events.
During his summers, Ryan grew up working in and operating a family commercial "set-net" salmon fishing site, in Cook Inlet, Alaska. When he's not catching fish, Ryan trains with the U.S Snowboard Team in preparation for the upcoming season. In addition to his training, Ryan stays active by hiking, mountaineering and exploring the great outdoors around him. He is also a self taught photographer and is passionate about taking photos of his travels & adventures!
We are super proud to welcome @ryanstassel to the team!! #deedsalone#builtbyathletes#snowboard#snowboarder#snowboarding#mountains#anchorage#anchoragealaska#cookinlet#alaska#mountains#pow#ussnowboardteam#worldchampion#shred