Just returned from a week on the Katmai Coast, photographing the great brown bears of the coastal region; and about a thousand gulls along with them! We had a nice time, a mix of weather, some good and bad luck with the photography, but a good trip overall. The ladies from England were a blast to shoot with, tons of fun; we laughed and laughed for the whole week, enjoying some great time together; great food, great accommodation, scenery, wildlife and fun. Just what a photo trip should be.
This bear was one of a few we saw in Kinak Bay, just north of Geographic Harbor. The Silver Salmon were running thick in this little creek, and the fishing was at time fast and furious. Great to see.
We saw wolf, whale and bald eagles as well, all before our first day had ended. We had some great photo opportunities with some Harbor Seals, and spent an hour or more trying to catch some wary sea otters; in the end, we got a few nice images. But the bears, as they almost always do, stole the show.
Heading back to Katmai in a few days for more of the same, on the other side of the park. And I can’t wait!