The internet may have desensitized us to some of the most awe-inspiring things in the world, making nearly anything you want to see a click away. As Louis CK said, we're a generation of spoiled idiots with the world at our fingertips. But getting a live window into the natural world may be something that still has the ability to make us slack-jawed for a few minutes.
Right now, Explore.org is offering such an experience. They are live streaming Alaska's Brooks River where 100 brown bears are gathering to feast on the world's largest run of sockeye salmon. Each bear will eat about 40 salmon per day, which equals about 100,000 calories or one cheat day for The Rock.
The stream, funded by a grant to observe and educate, says the peak hours are 5am to midnight, or basically the entire waking day. There's even a handy guide to identifying the bears that come back year after year, like fan-favorite Otis, the absolutely massive brown bear who returned to the river on Wednesday. He's been coming to Brooks Camp for the salmon run since 2002.
With Game of Thrones done for the year and plenty of time given to consume the new season of Orange is the New Black, this is the best thing on TV tonight.