(Photo by Pacific Imagery/Facebook)

Sooke residents are no stranger to black bears and cougars and deer in their surroundings.

When the forest, rivers, and wilderness make up your backyard, it’s hard not to run into these less populous Island residents.

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What’s more rare is when the encounters are documented on camera and shared online for the world to marvel at.

One island photographer, Mollie Cameron of Pacific Imagery, did just that when she came across a mother bear fishing for salmon to feed her cubs.

Check out her photos and video:

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Posted by Pacific Imagery on Thursday, October 10, 2019