Excellent Photo Adventures…Alaska Wild

Each year as my birthday approaches, I begin to feel a great anticipation.  Not to add another notch in the age belt but, because I have spent the last several birthdays in my favorite place on earth photographing Coastal Brown Bears with fellow Adventurers.  It’s always a great week with multi-Adventure veterans returning and new Adventurers being introduced to our fun loving group with enthusiasm…

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Fellow Adventurers: Matt, Jack, Cathy and Craig with huge smiles of anticipation!

 

On the morning of our departure, we arrive at the float plane dock, with our luggage in one plane we all pile into the second plane with cameras handy and take off on a journey of epic proportions.  Seriously, I have heard fellow Adventurers describing the week as an experience of a lifetime…one that many find a way to repeat time and again.  I have to agree as it is now my thirteenth year in Alaska photographing “the bears”; ten at my current location in the wilds of Alaska an incredibly scenic fifty minute float plane ride from Kodiak…

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Our photographic stomping grounds for the next week

 

Our pilots always give us a little flyover the lodge to get a good view before landing…

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Home, Sweet Home, Alaska Style

 

When we land, the crew at the lodge are waiting to greet us with huge smiles and welcoming hugs all around.  Each guest is shown to their own cabin to get settled in before lunch and our first foray into the field to photograph the incredible Coastal Brown Bears against the magnificent Alaskan backdrop…

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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear

 

 

After a great first afternoon, it looks like we have an amazing week in store for us with favorable weather, lot’s of subjects, comfortable lodging and meals worthy of any five star resort.  Stay tuned…