Kuril lake / Ksudach volcano / Khodutka hot springs
Kamchatka is undoubtedly the Russian land of bears. And Kuril Lake is considered the Kamchatka land of bears.
This phenomenon is explained by salmon spawning concentrating in that area and attracting a number of bears. By the end of summer there are more than 200 brown bears on the coastline of the lake: they are trustful because they are protected by South-Kamchatka Sanctuary. This is why we can approach bears and stop just a couple of meters away from them.