Alaskan Brown Bear Photography Tours

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Enjoy 5 days photographing Alaskan brown bears and their cubs surrounded by stunning vistas. This premier destination for Coastal Brown Bear photography is located in Lake Clark National Park. During this time the coastline of Cook Inlet offers the wildlife photographer incredible action shots of bears chasing salmon up rivers while distant mountains, ocean views and grassy fields fill the backgrounds. Your adventure begins by taking a scenic air charter from Anchorage and landing on the beach in Silver Salmon Creek. On a clear day you can see Mt. Redoubt, Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Augustine; all active volcanoes along with the majestic mountain range and Cook Inlet.

Fly into Silver Salmon Creek in Clark National Park on September 2th around 9am. In no time we will have you photographing one of natures most incredible displays. Alaskan brown bears of all ages chasing salmon in the rivers and on the tidal flats. Or browsing on the green grassy meadows. All offering the wildlife photographer ground level, close up, high quality images. Traveling to different locations is done on a comfortable ATV trailer with enough room for your camera & equipment. Expect early mornings through to evenings, with breaks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are delicious.
Our departure day is Sept 7th at 9:30am our private plane will land on the beach beside the lodge and will fly us back to Anchorage. Limited to 8 photographers

Clothing Recommendations:

It is best to dress in layered clothing (temperatures range from a warm 25C to a chilly 5C) Rain gear is a must have as well as hat and gloves. You will be walking in wet grass and on tidal flats.
Rubber boots are needed.

Equipment Recommendations:
A lens reaching to 400, 500 or 600mm
A zoom lens such as the 80-400 f5.6,
100-400 f5.6 or the 200-400 f4
Wide angle lens.
Tripod with a gimbal head.
Rain protection for camera and lens.

Price includes:
* Round trip flight to lodge from Anchorage, Alaska
* Park fees and permits
* All guide fees
* All meals and lodging

Not Included:
*Flights to and from Anchorage.
Lodging and meals in Anchorage.
Alcoholic beverages, tips/gratuities

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Sept 2,2017 to Sept 7, 2017. 5 days & 5 nights Alaskan Brown Bear Tour/Workshop
Total Cost $4950.00 U.S funds. (double occupancy). A private room is possible if given enough notice.
We suggest you fly into Anchorage Alaska International Airport on September 1,2017. Depart on September 9, 2017 out of the same airport. These dates is recommended in case of possible weather delays. Full

Deposit & Registration for Tours/Workshops

A non-refundable $1,950.00 USD deposit is required to reserve your spot. Please make deposit payable to Michael Bertelsen and send to Po Box 5335, Huntsville , ON, Canada P1H 2K7

Remaining amount of $3,000.00 to be paid 90 days prior to trip.

Hi Michael, I just want to thank you for the wonderful trip to Alaska to photograph the brown bears. It is the most awesome feeling to stand on the ground with one of earth's most powerful creatures. One of the best times was seeing the female dig a hollow in the sand and then lay down to nurse her twin cubs. The lodge you picked for us to stay at was beautiful and the food was great, especially the fresh salmon. You are a very knowledgeable guide and you really know your wildlife. I have been on many trips with other guides or workshop organizers and they are not even close to you. You're very considerate of your clients, you don't leave us, you are always available for help {not worried about getting your photos at any time} and give us some of
the best photo advice and opportunities ever. I am looking forward to going on many more trips with you in the future. Wendy M.

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