"A grizzly at close range is an awesome sight, but magnified through a telephoto lens, it's a real heart-stopper. First, I felt my face grow cold as the blood drained away. Then the camera lens began to quiver in my trembling hands..." Welcome to the world of the greatest predator left on the North American continent. Robert H. Busch, a nature writer and photographer whose many books include the Sierra Club's Wolf Songs, spent four years hidden in two blinds in a remote valley in British Columbia, photographing the great bear. Now, in this beautiful full-color book, he shares his experiences of living among these most fearsome of animals. Accompanying the text are unique color photographs of grizzlies in their natural habitat: two bears having a "friendly" argument; twin cubs frolicking by a river; and a gigantic male stretching to full height, chasing salmon in a river, and taking time out to snooze in the heat of the midday sun. Other photographs show the variety of wildlife species--wolverines, cougars, otters, salmon, and more--that live in the valley of the grizzlies, providing a spectacular view of nature undisturbed by the ravages of mankind.