Bears of Alaska - August 30-September 6, 2018
Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Imagine yourself on the banks of the Cook Inlet at the foot of Mt. Illiama in the midst of huge coastal brown bears fishing, digging for clams, feeding on sedge grasses or caring for their cubs. This trip is one of those great opportunities to watch and photograph these great mammals in their natural environment, with only your small group and guide along. We are often close enough to the bears that they can be photographed with a short telephoto lens.
We have reserved the best dates of the year. Historically, during this week, the salmon are at the high point of their run and the bears are actively fishing the to fatten up for winter. The cubs born the past Spring are just learning how to fish. This is a great opportunity to photograph the dramatic action of the bears chasing the salmon through the shallow river. This is a very sought after week and hard to book. We are able to book it this year due to our long relationship with the lodge. During the week (weather permitting) we will also visit nearby Duck Island, a rookery for puffins, murres, kittiwakes and other seabirds that can be photographed nesting, feeding, and flying.
We will stay in the beautiful Silver Salmon Creek Lodge right on the banks of the Cook Inlet. With a maximum of 6 participants, there will be plenty of room to move around and get your best angle of the action. Your instructors are with you each day to answer your questions and help out when necessary. In the evenings we will have photo classes and review your images.
Included: Transportation from Anchorage to the lodge, 5 nights at the lodge, all meals at the lodge, side trip to the puffins, guides, Anchorage wildlife photo adventure, all instruction including classroom and in the field assistance. Not Included: Hotel in Anchorage, Meals in Anchorage, Gratuities
NEW AND EXCITING ADDITION !!
We are pleased to offer an exciting new option to our Bears of Alaska workshop. On August 31, the day before we fly to Silver Salmon Lodge, we will have a day wildlife photo tour around Anchorage with a private tour operator. Anchorage has a huge moose population and our main goal will be to photograph them in natural settings. There will also be a possibility to photograph Dall sheep, Bald Eagles, and assorted other wildlife. Our guide is a native of Anchorage and knows where to find the best wildlife.
Price $5099. Double Occupancy - $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your place (Only 2 places left!)