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Join Alaska's best Brown Bear Workshop where you will be photographing Coastal Grizzly Bears at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge.

This is one of the best times for photographing these grizzly and their young cubs. You will have internationally acclaimed photographer Jess Lee at your side giving instruction on how to get the best photos of cubs playing, brown bears courting, puffins building nest and the beauty of the Alaska wilderness.

June 23-28 2014

6 days 5 nights

The best place, at the best time. Brown bears and cub photos from 2013

Alaska Grizzly Photo workshopGrizzly Bear digging for clamsCourting Brown Bears. We are in Alaska just in time for the grizzly bear breeding seasonPhotographing  alaska grizzlies

Grizzly bear cubs play fighting

grizzly bear mom and cubs in alaska

You are invited to join Jess with a small group of adventurous photographers for one of the most complete Alaska Photo trips available. This will be Jess's 11th year of leading groups to this great location. We will fly in our private float planes directly from Anchorage to our lodge on the edge of the fabulous Lake Clark National Parks wilderness for 6 days and 5 nights of pure Alaska wilderness wildlife photography heaven. Our lodge is first rate in its comfortable accommodations,food and hospitality. Even the bears love this place as we often watch them in the yard from the dining room
Brown Bear Butts The great thing about this location is that you will be able to photograph theses beautiful bears (often with cubs) totally at ease with us in their home in a way most wildlife photographers have only dreamed of doing. Over the past 8 years and many trips Jess has help developed a safe and successful program of moving into the habitat of brown bears, being careful not to disturb the free-ranging nature of their movements. No permits are needed and no viewing platforms are used. Jess has chosen this location so you can experience these exceptional opportunities for unique images and peaceful encounters.
On this trip you to be able to spend hours watching mothers and cubs playing, wrestling and even nursing while you repeatedly fill flash cards with the most remarkable Grizzly Bear images you can imagine
grizzly sow and cub The timing for this trip is to enable you to be there during a small window of the short Alaska summer. A time when the flowers are blooming giving those special images of bears in lupine. Cubs are first becoming comfortable enough with people to perform in front of your lens. The end of the Brown Bear breeding season is at hand which may allow you to capture many unique play fighting and courtship rituals of the magnificent animals. This along with the longest period of sunlight of the year will give us a chance to fill hard drives and burn film capturing the antics of the great creatures like never before.
Coastal Brown Bear The majestic Brown Bear or Alaska Grizzly will be our main quarry but nearby pelagic bird populations, including horned and tufted puffins, black-legged kittiwakes and murres. Bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and harbor seals can also be targeted. . Scenic backdrops include volcanic Mt. Iliamna, Mt. Redoubt, and Augustine volcano, all part of Cook Inlet's "ring of fire."
Grizzlies courting in wild flowers

 

Yes it is a great place and you could go on your own so why would you want to join Jess's Photo Workshops? One of the compelling reasons is to go with Jess is that you will be with a group dedicated to the goal of helping you to capture the best images possible. When you are on your own you will be grouped with others who may have goals such as casual sightseeing or fishing. The groups of independent tourist may not be interested in spending the time it takes to get that, only in your dreams shot. When you are with Jess the first goal will be for you to capture great photos. You will take advantage of Jess's long experience of knowing wildlife behavior and spending the time during the best light to bring home those photos only rarefy captured. Things like this don't happen with the casual tourist visitor groups even at a great location like ours.

grizzly sow and cubs crossing stream at SSCL

All of this makes Jess's Alaska adventure a favorite. Touted in Outside Magazine and one of the top Alaska Bear photography locations you will not only spend seven days filling you hard drives with great images but you will learn many of the techniques used to produce fabulous award winning photographs from one of today's best working photographers. Jess will be available to review your work giving you suggestions and examples of how to make you images stand out from the crowd. He will show you some of his processing techniques for not only editorial images but some of the latest work flow using NIK software to help you produce stunning fine art prints. In the field Jess will be shooting along sided you and taking time to offer advise how to shoot and what to look for in grizzly bear behaviors to make you images special.

In this atmosphere Jess will take time to give you individual instruction while we are shooting. This is where you can learn best at a time when you can directly apply what you are learning. There will be time during the mid day breaks to study and fine tune the skills you will come to master.

   

 

Cost $4995. includes bush plane flight from Anchorage and return and everything in between!

6 Days and 5 nights at Lake Clark including meals and bush flights to our wilderness lodge. $1000. Non refundable deposit hold your place with this small group of Alaskan adventures.

Space is already filling so Email Jess@JessLeePhotos.com or call 208-5215170 to reserve you place on this great trip to Lake Clark National Park Alaska

 

 

 

 

RESERVATIONS: Your non refundable $ 500 deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due 120 days prior to the departure date.
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Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by JessLeePhotos in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable.
Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot.
JessLeePhotos strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotos and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.

 
     
     
     
     

 

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Licensing for use can be arranged by contacting :  jess@jessleephotos.com
 

 

 

 

 




Images and design protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. No right is given to save or download any images or components of this site unless written permission is granted by Jess Lee Photography.
Licensing for use can be arranged by contacting :    mailto:jess@jessleephotos.com

 

 

 

 

 

Images and design protected by U.S. And international copyright laws. No right is given to save or Download any images or components of this site unless written permission is granted by Jess Lee Photography.
Licensing for use can be arranged by contacting :  jess@jessleephotos.com