Sharing moments in time…

Alaska – Bears….Finally!

Well, after a week of photographing eagles, otters, and the occasional moose, we finally got the opportunity to play with some bears.  After our week long bear trip was cancelled, I started researching bear lodges and with the help of the wonderful people at the Homestead lodge at Silver Salmon Creek, we were able to book a two day stay in Bear country.  We arrived at the site by air charter and were transported to the lodge by ATV – the lodge was incredibly beautiful and homey and the staff were tremendous – especially our bear guide Scott who gave us every opportunity to maximize our interactions with the local Bear population.  You’ll be seeing alot of the local Bears but I thought I’d start with one of the first shots I took on our first morning.  This mom and her two spring cubs were very hospitable and we were able to see and photograph them in a variety of environments.  This particular moment captures the reaction on the Mom and one of the cubs as another bear came into the area.  They immediately went on alert and departed the area.  I hope you enjoy this series for the next several days (maybe even weeks) – we are still in Alaska and will have more to share but our bear adventures are probably over for now 😦

Another bear in sight - time for flight...

Another bear in sight – time for flight…

8 responses

  1. Terri smith

    Enjoy, so glad you got to visit them again!

    August 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    • Terri – so are we! It was a short but great experience yet again.

      August 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm

  2. Before heading on to Katmai NP, I did a day trip viewing the bears out at Lake Clark NP. At that point in time, there were not that many bears around, but the scenery was beautiful and it was a fun day. Our guide for the day out there was James Isaak of the Homestead Lodge.

    August 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    • Rebecca 🙂 James is a great guy – he didn’t guide us while we were there but we had some nice conversations around the dinner table.

      August 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm

  3. Nice one of them.

    August 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    • Thanks Colline – ya gotta love the cubbies…

      August 21, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  4. WOW ! I love it.
    Looking forward to see more photos.
    Cheers Angela 🙂

    August 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

    • They are fun Angela – more coming as soon as I have time to look more at what I’ve taken!

      August 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm

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