Brown Bear Fun!

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Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

“A little help here” “Can someone give me a paw” Bear cubs crack me up – this one sat down and fell straight over backwards. Who has a great caption?

Killer Whales!

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Killer whale near Tenakee Springs, Alaska.

Killer whale near Tenakee Springs, Alaska.

Home from another awesome Alaska bear and whale photo tour!  We had hot and sunny weather every day of the trip – a rare stretch of weather for the Inside Passage!  The heat and late salmon run did decrease the bear activity a bit, but it was more than made up for with other opportunities, especially the killer whales (orcas)!  We spent time with orcas on three separate days, and on two of those days we had separate pods that swam over to, and around the boat giving us an amazing close up show!  Here you can see I was too close at 100 mm and finally had to pull out my phone!  We also had lots of humpbacks including bubble-net feeding, eagles, otters, porpoise and brown bears!  I still have a little bit of room for next years trip if anyone is interested!

Bear and Whales

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A breaching whale from last year's trip.

A breaching whale from last year’s trip.

I meet my group in Juneau tonight for the start of another Alaska bear and whale photo tour! Probably my favorite trip of the year thanks to the variety of subject matter. Speaking of that – I do have a little bit of room on next year’s trips. This whale is from last year – I hope we see more of this!  See you in a little over a week!

Wild and Exposed Podcast

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Bull caribou, Denali National Park, Alaska.

Bull caribou, Denali National Park, Alaska.

A couple of friends and fellow wildlife image makers (in fact, amazing wildlife image makers!) have started a new wildlife photography  podcast and came down to Seward last Friday and recorded a fun conversation covering lots of ground!  I met both of them many years ago in Denali, and Mark and I shared a wonderful day with some beautiful bull caribou – something we relive on the podcast.  Check it out if you have the chance.  Wild and Exposed podcast.