Coverage of Fat Bear Week at Katmai National Park and Preserve.
Bear 747 blasted past the competition to reclaim his title. Fat Bear Week has taken off since its launch in 2014, with a record number of votes cast this year.
The final day of voting today will determine the winner between past champ 747 and upstart 901.
The young bear faces off with 128 Grazer on Monday with a spot in the championship on the line.
The defending champ holds more titles than any other bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve.
Holly, a former Fat Bear Week champion, is among the oldest bears at Brooks Falls, with one of the most interesting backstories.
The second day of first-round matchups include a yearling and a bear who escaped a dangerous snare.
Voting is already underway in the first highly anticipated match-ups of the bracket.
Launched in 2014, Fat Bear Week has become a stoutly showcase of the brown bears at Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve.
In its second year, the contest allows a cub to advance into the main draw to compete against the fattest in the field.