Kodiak Bears (and some other Alaskan wildlife)
This is your chance to photograph the Brown Bears of Kodiak Island, Alaska during the peak of the salmon run. Kodiak Bears are regarded as the largest brown bears in the world and we will have exclusive access to some of the best photo locations on Kodiak. You will have endless opportunities to photograph bears fishing for salmon and in many cases bears will be very close (the bears are preoccupied with gorging themselves on salmon and don't see humans as a food source...we will also have an armed guide with us at all times). On four days we will take a float plane to remote areas of the island where we will be the only people there. On two days, we will take a boat to photograph bears and other wildlife such as whales, seals, sea lions, otters, deer, fox, puffins and other birds.
We will be staying at a deluxe lodge on one of Kodiak Island's bays where the views are magnificent and the food is even better (the chef is Cordon Bleu trained). The lodge has access to world class salmon streams and a hundred miles of shoreline where bears feed. We also may have the opportunity to photograph bears at picturesque geographic harbor where the bears are right on the beach - digging for clams, playing in the water and stalking the estuaries for fish.
These entertaining bears wading streams and catching colorful salmon is one of nature's most amazing sights. This is your chance to photograph these spectacular bears.
July 19-26, 2018 - SOLD OUT
Day 1 Meet at Kodiak Airport and take flight to lodge (6 pm flight)
Day 2 Bear Photography
Day 3 Bear Photography
Day 4 Boat Trip to photograph bears, puffins, seals, whales and other wildlife
Day 5 Bear Photography
Day 6 Bear Photography
Day 7 Boat Trip to photograph bears, puffins, seals, whales and other wildlife
Day 8 Fly to Kodiak Airport (morning)
Workshop Fee: $7195
Limited to 4 Participants
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- AIRFARE/TRANSPORTATION to Kodiak Airport, AK
- AIRFARE between Kodiak, AK and our lodge (about $170 each way)
- TRAVEL INSURANCE
I highly recommend purchasing travel insurance
- GRATUITY for lodge staff
- 7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS
Deluxe bayfront lodge with views from every room
- ALL MEALS
Gourmet Food prepared by Cordon Bleu trained Chef.
- PHOTO INSTRUCTION
Extensive field instruction will be tailored to the needs of each student
- 4 FLY-OUTS for day-long bear photography
We will take a float plane to areas exclusive to the lodge
- 2 BOAT TRIPS for day-long photography of bears and other wildlife
- GUIDE SERVICE
A guide will accompany us on all of our excursions
- WADERS or HIP BOOTS
Please visit the "General Workshop Information" page to see what sets my workshop experiences apart from the rest.
The images below were taken by Tom Harrison while on excursions from Larsen Bay Lodge