Sometimes during violent storms whales are thrown on the shore of the Sea of Okhotsk, which bears are very happy about. I had to drive by a dead whale that was being eaten by many bears. I had never seen so many of these wild animals. Upon reaching Lake Kuril, I met more than a dozen of these large animals, who alternate their diet of fish and plenty of berries in the forests and tundra of the peninsula. There are so many bears here that people have to live in close proximity to them. Neither bears nor people are surprised to meet each other in the wild. Every year there are accidents of bears attacking people, but in most encounters bears prefer to avoid people, because they have more than enough food in this fish land.