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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

There is an astounding array of wildlife you can encounter on a trip to Alaska, including coastal brown bears, whales, eagles and so much more!
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Alaskan Wilderness Trivia

Alaskan Wilderness Trivia

Take our Alaska wilderness quiz to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about the Last Frontier!
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Alaska's Bears and Climate Change

Alaska's Bears and Climate Change

Changes in Alaska’s climate are affecting its bears in some ways that are predictable, and some that have come as a surprise to the scientists who are studying them.
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When to Go—The Ebbs and Flows of Grizzly Bear Season

When to Go—The Ebbs and Flows of Grizzly Bear Season

Discover the "ebbs and flows" of grizzly bear migration patterns in Katmai National Park, gleaned from more than a decade of operating brown bear trips in Alaska.  
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A Closer Look at the Natural
Habitat Ursus

A Closer Look at the Natural
Habitat Ursus

Learn more about the M/V Natural Habitat Ursus—the ideal vessel for exploring the Katmai coast and viewing Alaska’s giant brown bears at exceptionally close range.
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The Bears of Lake Clark National Park

The Bears of Lake Clark National Park

Learn more about Lake Clark National Park and the bears that travelers will encounter during their stay at Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp.
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A Closer Look at Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp

A Closer Look at Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp

Learn more about Nat Hab's Bear Camp, a sustainable base for exploring Alaska's most pristine coastal grizzly bear habitat, surrounded entirely by Lake Clark National Park.
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Travel Stories & Articles
Nat Hab Short Film Offers Mesmerizing Portrait of Alaska’s Brown Bears

Nat Hab Short Film Offers Mesmerizing Portrait of Alaska’s Brown Bears

—By Nat Hab
Watch Nat Hab's short film, The Bear Coast: An Alaska Conservation Story, directed by Andrew Ackerman!
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The EPA Blocks Pebble Mine: Bristol Bay and Its Bears Are Saved!

The EPA Blocks Pebble Mine: Bristol Bay and Its Bears Are Saved!

—By Megan Brief
The 13-year battle for Bristol Bay reached a triumphant culmination on January 30, 2023. The EPA invoked its Clean Water Act 404(c) authority and vetoed the Pebble Mine project...
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Bunk With a Brown Bear: Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp

Bunk With a Brown Bear: Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp

—By Michelle Peters
Alaska Bear Camp is set on an empty stretch of sand, where tented cabins blend seamlessly into the natural backdrop of forest and mountains. Your closest neighbors are the incredible brown bears...
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Mothers & Cubs: Grizzly Photo Roundup

Mothers & Cubs: Grizzly Photo Roundup

—By Emily Goodheart
Few things are more powerful than witnessing the bond between mother and child—or in this case, cub! In the wilds of Alaska, travelers will observe and photograph fascinating bear behavior and...
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Wildflower Season in Alaska

Wildflower Season in Alaska

—By Emily Goodheart
Experience Alaska’s summer splendor as we survey a tapestry of mixed forest and the wildlife within, glacier-fed lakes and rivers, ice-crowned peaks and the wonderous...
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Protecting Alaska: Ecosystem, Economy, and Bear Tourism

Protecting Alaska: Ecosystem, Economy, and Bear Tourism

—By Madison Mitchell
Alaska is home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run, all three species of American wild bears, and some of...
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13 Facts About Brown Bears (Ursus arctos)

13 Facts About Brown Bears (Ursus arctos)

—By Natural Habitat Adventures
Brown bears have long captured our imaginations in ways that few other wild animals have—they can stand on its two...
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When Is the Best Time to Go to Alaska to See Grizzly Bears?

When Is the Best Time to Go to Alaska to See Grizzly Bears?

—By Emily Goodheart
An excursion into Katmai National Park and Preserve varies widely from one month to the next due to...
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What’s the Difference Between Grizzly Bears and Brown Bears?

What’s the Difference Between Grizzly Bears and Brown Bears?

—By Emily Goodheart
Brown bears, commonly called grizzlies, have long evoked fascination. These intelligent mammals display dynamic behaviors...
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