Alaska Brown Bears 2015

Join us in Lake Clark National Park, one of the premier destinations for Coastal Brown Bear photography.

  • When: July 21-26, 2015
  • Where: Lake Clark, Alaska
  • Price: $4,300
  • Alaska Brown Bears 2015
  • Alaska Brown Bears 2015
  • Alaska Brown Bears 2015

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Alaska Brown Bears 2015

Alaska Brown Bears 2015

Alaska Brown Bears 2015

Fantastic photo guide and mentor. 1 week in Alaska in 2012 and I am going back in 2013. (Understand one of his suppliers bailed on him 4 hours before a flight and he faced significant cost to keep the tour alive...not a word or extra billing). Fun, approachable and delivered more than was posted. Thats what keeps him above the rest. Yes is a glowing report. This dude delivers in spades.
~ John R. Ontario, Canada

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Lake Clark National Park is a pristine setting, home to a large population of coastal brown bears drawn here by the fishing and foraging opportunities provided by the tidal marshes, beaches, streams, and meadows nestled between the Chigmit Range and the western shore of Cook Inlet in the Gulf of Alaska

For the duration of the trip we will stay in a comfortable lodge located in the midst of this habitat. In fact, brown bears are common visitors to the lodge property and can be found on any given day grazing, resting, or playing in the front yard. To reach this idyllic destination we will fly in on a small aircraft from Anchorage, landing on the beach in front of the lodge where we will be greeted by our hosts and quite often the bears themselves. 

We will spend our days working the coastal terrain, photographing bears fishing for salmon, grazing in the meadows, digging for clams, and caring for their cubs. We will enjoy the services of an expert professional bear guide whose knowledge of bear behavior and the local terrain will be invaluable as we seek the best photographic opportunities possible. Our guide will also drive us between sites via ATV, in a comfortable trailer that will provide us the necessary mobility to provide maximum photographic opportunity. 

This trip will be an immersion in brown bear photography: we will spend our days in the field photographing cubs, females, and male brown bears in a range of behaviors and habitats. Photographic instruction and guidance by Nathan will be available at all times to insure that you are able to make the most of your time in the park. Due to the nature of the setting, there will also be opportunities for landscape photography.

During downtimes, when we are not in the field, we will focus on image processing techniques, photo sharing, and constructive critique designed to help you master the techniques necessary to bring home great images.

This is the adventure of a lifetime: from the beginning boarding a small plane in Anchorage and landing on the beach, to viewing mother brown bears and cubs up close, no moment will disappoint.

A full list of gear recommendations including clothing will be provided with registration packet. Home cooked meals will be prepared in the lodge kitchen by resident staff. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance and we will be happy to accommodate.

*** Weather in Alaska is unpredictable and it is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase travel insurance. ***

Dates: July 21-26, 2015 (5 days, 5 nights)

Cost: $4,300

Deposit: $500

Participants: 6 Maximum (Full, Wait List Available)

Price includes:

  • Round trip flight to and from the lodge via Anchorage, AK
  • All lodging (double occupancy -limited single supplement additional $500)
  • Transportation at the site
  • Boat charter to Puffin Island (weather permitting)
  • Guide services, in the field instruction and bear viewing
  • Permits and park fees

Not Included:

  • Travel to Anchorage, AK and lodging or meals for any nights in Anchorage.

*An informational PDF will be provided upon sign up with trip details as well as gear and clothing recommendations.