You hear that? That's the sound of your afternoon plans evaporating. Alaska's Katmai National Park has teamed up with explore.org to bring you live, high-definition footage of brown bears hunting for salmon at sites throughout the park, and it's probably the coolest thing you'll see today.
"It takes a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money," said Roy Wood, chief of interpretation for Katmai National Park and Preserve, in an interview with the Associated press, but "the webcams will make it accessible to anyone with access to a computer, a smartphone, a tablet device."
I've had two separate live streams open in separate windows for the last couple of hours, and so far most of the activity I've seen has been at Brooks Falls. They appear to have people manning the cams, as well, so you always get the best shots possible of the bears. In the last ten minutes alone, I've managed to watch two separate bears snag salmon out of mid air. It's absurdly addictive, and incredible to watch, even when the massive predators aren't catching anything. Go check it out.