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 😦