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Brown Bears of Alaska: Beyond Brooks
Wilderness Camping Photo Safari
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Brown Bears of Alaska: Beyond Brooks
Wilderness Camping Photo Safari
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King Salmon, AK / King Salmon, AK

Length

5 Days/4 Nights

Fitness Level

Level 3 - What's This?

Group Size

Up To 8 Guests

Highlights
  • Capture stunning full-frame images of brown bears and other wildlife with expert guidance
  • Experience intimate encounters with majestic Katmai Brown Bears in their natural habitat
  • Join a small group of fellow wildlife enthusiasts and a professional photo guide
  • Journey to a remote and wild section of Katmai National Park, accessible only by float plane
  • Learn photography techniques and tips from a pro, improving your skills and portfolio
  • Enjoy the thrill of exploring untouched wilderness and observing some of the world's most magnificent creatures in their natural environment.
If you have any questions about our trip process, policies, or procedures, our photo adventure specialists will help answer them on a personalized consultation.
Trip Description:
Journey to a world unlike any other, where the majestic brown bears of Katmai National Park, Alaska reign supreme! This unique tour is the ultimate wildlife photographer's dream, taking you to a remote corner of the park where you'll have the opportunity to photograph these incredible creatures in their natural habitat, up close and personal.

Katmai is one of the largest National Parks in the United States, sprawling over 4 million acres of stunning wilderness. But the remote section you'll be visiting is unlike any other - situated closer to the bears than any other humans, you'll be in prime position for incredible brown bear photography! And getting there is half the adventure - the only way to access this hidden corner of the park is by float plane, soaring over the breathtaking Alaskan Peninsula.

Over the course of this 5-day workshop, you'll be fully immersed in the art of wildlife photography from beginning to end. With lenses ranging from 300mm to 400mm, you'll capture breathtaking, full-frame images that will leave you in awe. And it's not just brown bears that call this area home - keep your eyes peeled for other incredible species such as moose, fox, wolf, and Bald Eagles.

Please note: This itinerary does not visit the Brooks Falls/Brooks Lodge area of the Park.
What's Included
  • All listed meals and non-alcoholic beverages during the workshop
  • All transportation during the workshop
  • Camping gear (tent, air mattress, pillow, bear resistant food containers, and safety equipment) *You need to bring your own sleeping bag
  • All permits and park fees
  • Professional photography guiding and instruction
  • Gratuity for pilots and service staff
What's Not Included
  • Transportation to and from King Salmon, Alaska
  • Sleeping bag
  • Meals not listed as included on the itinerary
  • Lodging outside workshop dates
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Souvenirs and personal items
  • Gratuity for photography guide(s)
  • Trip Insurance & Medical Evacuation Insurance - see plans here.
 Trip Itinerary 
Most meals included – (B,L,D) denotes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1 (Travel Day)(D)
Arrive in King Salmon, Alaska by 5:00 pm for orientation and welcome dinner.

Day 2 (B,L,D)
Hiking mileage: 3-6 miles all off-trail
Today we will board a small float plane headed for our wilderness camp. After a safety discussion and getting settled into camp, we will begin photographing Grizzly Bears! We’ll spend the entire
rest of the day photographing the bears as they run, swim, fight & fish the stream for salmon.

Days 3 - 4 (B,L,D)
Hiking mileage: 3-6 miles all off-trail
Full days of hiking & photography. We’ll hike as much or as little needed based upon bear activity and location in relation to our camp.

Day 5 (B)
Hiking Mileage: 3-6 miles all off-trail
We’ll have a morning session of photography during magic hour lighting, then pack up camp and board the float-plane back to King Salmon.

Please note: Weather delays are possible, and we highly recommend travel insurance.
Please note that the exact sequence of the itineraries on all photography trips will be based on weather and lighting conditions. The goal on these trips is to make sure we are at the right place at the right time for the perfect light on our subjects. Also, itineraries can change for a variety of other circumstances including floods, forest fires, national park closures, road closures, and more. Due to the nature of wildlife and landscape photography, we do not guarantee any specific sightings or specific compositions.
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Every trip with BCJ has been an outstanding experience. The guides are professional photographers who put the experience of the guests first. They are willing to provide as much hands on help as you need/want. The guides are also extremely knowledgeable and well trained in wilderness safety as well as the areas they guide.

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The accommodations are always good, taking into consideration what each particular destination has to offer. I plan to continue doing these trips with BCJ and can't recommend them highly enough."
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We stay in great places and there is always too much wonderful food! I have met other travelers on their trips who will be friends for life, plus the guides are more than guides--they become friends too. I know I will be doing more traveling with them in the future."
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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris connecting passionate people to exceptional experiences. Locations worldwide.

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

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