New Trip: Brown Bears of Katmai: Brooks Lodge

We are EXTREMELY excited to announce the release of an all-new Lodge-Based version of our ever popular Brown Bears of Katmai Photography trips. We’ve been camping with the bears for years – and it’s an AWESOME experience out in the wilds of Katmai National Park, Alaska. Camping isn’t for everyone however and so we decided to begin offering a lodge-based version of the exact same trip. This is a hard-won effort as reservations for Brooks Lodge are only available via lottery and the entire summer sells out in the blink of an eye. The lodge is a very small collection of rustic cabins on the forested shores of Naknek Lake equipped with an excellent restaurant, full-service bar, a great room with a large fire-place and just a short walk to the action at Brooks Falls.

We have two dates scheduled in the summer / fall of 2020. See below for more information. If you are interested in this trip make your reservation early & soon as these WILL sell out – many of our past guests have been asking us about putting this trip together for years. It’s going to be GREAT!

Brown Bears of Katmai: Brooks Lodge

from $4895

  • July 25th to 29th, 2020
  • Sept 10th to 14th, 2020

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Russ Nordstrand is an award winning Landscape & Wildlife Photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona. His Fine Art Prints are hanging in private collections throughout the world and he runs Photography Tours & Workshops in the most beautiful and inspirtational locations in the Western United States and beyond.

Russ has been hiking, backpacking, photographing and guiding people in the wilderness areas, deserts, canyons and mountains of the world since 1997. He has logged thousands of miles on the trail and for many years in the past decade over half of his nights were spent in a tent in some far flung outdoor destination.

His Photography reflects an awe and admiration of the great, wide and still wild world we live in. Often his subjects include towering canyon walls, mist shrouded mountain lakes or wildlife in their natural habitat. It also reflects a commitment to preserving these places for the health of our world and for those who come after.

It would be a lie to say he does it completely from an altruistic standpoint. Like any great outdoor photographer he loves the thrill of wild, remote places and the accomplishment of nailing that shot after waking up three hours before dawn and hiking in the dark!