A brown bear cub relaxing in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska in June.
This is literally one of the logs that designates the people area for bear viewing at Pack Creek! I think this little cub was as curious about us, as us him.
The sow literally brought her two nervous spring cubs over to our area and walked them right by us as if to show them that we are safe. She also “parked” the cubs fairly close to us as she wondered off to chase salmon. I will never forget these magical moments where a powerful animal like a coastal brown bear shows her trust and acceptance with us. Goosebumps! This isn’t unique to Pack Creek as I have seen similar behavior on numerous occasions in Lake Clark N.P., and Katmai.
We have been really busy in the home office working on a couple of big projects lately, but with the beautiful weather Alaska has been having this fall, we just had to get out of the office yesterday. We are fortunate to live near one of the great hiking trails in all the U.S., the Harding Icefield Trail. This is Janine at the end of the trail looking down on the icefield and top of Exit Glacier.
A bald eagle from earlier this summer in Endicott Arm, Southeast Alaska.
A horned puffin from my June bear and puffin photo tour. We had some very cooperative and approachable puffin this year!
I’m sure everyone sees the bear fishing at Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park, Alaska, but who can spot the white wolf?
These two tufted puffin engaged in a crazy, extended battle where at times one would hold the other under water. I have never seen anything like it! It must have gone on for minutes. Kodiak Island, Alaska.Read More
A huge brown bear boar feeding on a salmon right in front of us! At one point, we had 4 huge boars chasing salmon around us! Kukak Bay, Katmai National Park, Alaska.