The coasts of the Northern Asian Pacific are home to the largest number of bears on earth: brown bears, polar bears and Asian black bears are the kings of the wilderness here. They are surrounded and ruled by greater powers: a lack of pack ice in the north hamper the polar bears’ seal hunting expeditions. In their desperation, they seek food in abandoned settlements. At a huge volcanic lake, brown bears await the arrival of the red salmon. On the south coast of “Bear Country”, there is an abundance of prey, but here the Asian black bears must compete with tigers and leopards.