This brown bear adventure takes you to an area with one of the greatest concentrations of brown (grizzly) bear in Alaska. This superb location puts us right in the middle of bear country each and every day. This is by far the best place to photograph the bears safely, yet up close and personal. We and all our camera gear are transported by ATV, driven by a naturalist guide, right to where the bears are. We observe them fishing, clamming, and playing in the water and the fields, with a backdrop of mountains and the Cook Inlet. Our guide knows where the bears are, and gets us in just the right position for the best light and the best action.
We stay in a classic Alaska lodge which is only a few hundred yards away from the beach. I reserve the entire lodge, so it is just our group for the week. That means that everything runs on our schedule, based on the best photographic opportunities. It has beautifully decorated rooms and superb chef-prepared meals. It is a very relaxing place to be, a nice counterpoint to the excitement of our days photographing the bears. Out hosts are a warm husband and wife team who have a caring professional staff, and take great pride in all that they do.
We will also have the option (weather-permitting) for a short boat trip to a nearby deserted island where the puffins come to breed. (This is an optional trip, and a small additional fee for the boat applies.)
This trip will provide you a rare opportunity to see and photograph brown bears like few others can. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
DATES: July 15 – 21
LIMIT: 8 photographers
FEE INCLUDES: 5 full days of seeing and photographing bears, experienced bear guide and driver, round trip flight from Anchorage to our lodge, all chef-prepared meals and lodging in our beautifully appointed private lodge just off the beach in Lake Clark National Park, double-occupancy room that is beautifully decorated, personalized photographic instruction, individual attention, image reviews, and tips. (NOT included: lodging and meals in Anchorage, alcoholic beverages, personal incidentals and other personal expenses.)
418 W. Palmetto St. - Kill Devil Hills - NC - 27948757-773-0194