Bears of Alaska - July 26-31, 2017
Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Imagine yourself on the banks of the Cook Inlet at the foot of Mt. Illiama in the midst of brown bears digging for clams or feeding on sedge grasses. 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. The salmon are at the high point of their run, and the bears are actively fishing, fatting up for winter; the cubs born in the past Spring are just learning how to fish. 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, all instruction including classroom and in the field assistance. Hotel Gratuities not included
This is one of the best weeks of the year when the salmon are running and the bears are fishing them, the weather is still good and thousands of puffins are still in their nearby breeding grounds.
NEW AND EXCITING OPTION!!
We are pleased to offer an exciting new option to our Bears of Alaska workshop. For those interested in participating, we will flyby float –plane, to a remote location about one hour from Silver Salmon Creek Lodge. Here, during a short three-week period, large mature male and female bears gather, in number, to engage in very active fishing. You will have the unique opportunity to photograph these large predators grabbing and devouring salmon close-up. We are fortunate that this small window of opportunity occurs during our workshop.
This is probably the best opportunity in Alaska to photograph bears fishing. This is a chance for some incredible photography and an experience you will never forget.
This is an OPTIONAL trip during our adventure at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge but it is weather dependent.
You need to be in good physical condition and be able to independently hike over rocky terrain.
Price: $600 -$700. depending on what air service is available at the time.
Price $4750. Double Occupancy - $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your place