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Katmai Coastal Brown Bear Photo Workshop

By Boat

Stunning photos of Grizzlies fishing for Salmon in unspoiled wild beauty will be made possible by the use of our Private charter boat to access the remote streams and harbors of the rugged Katmai Coast

August 27th-Sept 1st

2011

Sow and cub Grizzly Family   Brown Bear with salmon

Join Jess with a small group of adventurous photographers for one of the most stunning Alaska Brown Bear Photo trips available. We will fly in our private float plane from Kodiak to the rugged and beautiful Katmai Coast where we will board our private charted boat for 6 days and 5 nights of pure Alaska wilderness Brown Bear photography heaven.

Geographic Harbor
Grizzly feeding on Salmon Brown Bear cub Brown Bear Cub

 

Separated from the rest of the park by the Aleutian Range, Katmai’s eastern coast is a spectacular wilderness area ranging from narrow fjords guarded by bald eagles to broad coastal flats monopolized by the world densest population of the majestic Brown Bear.

This is the land of the brown bear, not a place where humans rule. We travel in the sanctuary of these majestic animals using bear trails worn in earth and stone by centuries of bear use. We do this in harmony with the bears, safely photographing them in their truly wild state, unmolested by lodges, platforms or human disruption. We will live aboard our private chartered boat anchored off shore in some of the many calm bays of the Katmai coast. Most other groups fly into one location where their boat is anchored for the duration of the trip. This is the same bay where day trips often arrive and leave disturbing the seculsion and serenity of the experience. Our group will travel to locations seldom visited by others. Places of true wilderness where we can experience the bears in solitude. During this adventure you will capture images rarely seen. Our guides and ships crew will insure this is done in safety and comfort.

 

Katmai Coast Bear Photography Brown Bear cubs Brown Bear Sow with 3 cubs Katmai Brown Bears Fishing

 

Our timing will be just right for the beginning of the Salmon runs when these huge bears fight for dominance over the best fishing places, where mother bears with cubs establish the best fishing locations and often station the cubs near us for their protection from male bears. The action will be close and thrilling giving us the best vantage to photograph this annual event.

 

Grizzlies fighting for best fishing location Katmai, Alaska Grizzly with salmon Brown Bear with salmon Brown Bear Photo Katmai Grizzlhy with salmon Brown Bear with salmon

 

Since flights to and from the Katmai coast are dictated by the weather it is suggest members use the following travel itinerary.

Arrive in Anchorage no later than the 25th.

Transfer to Kodiak on the 26th.

On the 27th we will depart by float plane for the Katmai Coast to our awaiting boat.

With the unpredictable weather buffer days are advisable. If you choose to arrive in Kodiak a day early we can share a rental vehicle and explore the coast of Kodiak, know as the emerald isle. Who knows if the weather is closing in we may depart a day early for an extra day on the Coast.

Our return date will give you a great chance to share a car rental and proceed to Denali during the prime time for Autumn color on the Tundra.

The cost for this exclusive adventure is $6995 from departure from Kodiak by scenic flight seeing float plane to our private Charter.

Not included are all expenses before our departure from Kodiak

A $1500 non refundable deposit is required for this trip. You can send your deposit by check or pay pal. Since this deposit is going directly to the charter company I request pay pal payment include the 3% paypal cost.

Space is already filling so Email Jess@JessLeePhotos.com or call 208-521-5170 to reserve you place on this great trip to the wild Katmai Coast.

 

 

RESERVATIONS: Your $ 1500 deposit is required to secure your place on this 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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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