Brad Josephs: Brown bears, wet bear, bear fishing, photographers in fireweed, mother and cub, The Natural Habitat Ursus
Marion Owen: Photographer, sea lions
Fungai Katsande: Boat in bay Suzanne Kiser: Katmai National Park, Alaska
Colin McNulty: Bear in grass
Originally presented January 9, 2018
Presented by Expedition Leader Brad Josephs, discover how you can come safely within feet of the world’s largest coastal grizzlies!
Step Ashore: Experience Alaskan Brown Bears Up Close
To see Alaska’s giant brown bears in the wild is a coveted dream for any wildlife lover…but to do it away from crowds, in solitude, and up close on foot is an incomparable thrill. You can’t imagine just how close you’ll get until you see for yourself during this webinar with Expedition Leader Brad Josephs, Nat Hab’s premier bear naturalist. Join Brad in the roadless wilderness of Katmai National Park, which we access via our chartered small ship…and discover that you can come safely within feet of the world’s largest coastal grizzlies! Just eight guests sail aboard the Natural Habitat Ursus, following the scenic Katmai coastline in southwest Alaska in search of abundant brown bears. They’re totally nonchalant about our presence, busy feasting on fish and clams, while cubs sometimes frolic and roughhouse nearby. The photo opportunities are simply matchless, and our guests who have joined this trip have described it as “life-changing.”
Join Drew Hamilton, NHA Expedition Leader and bear expert extraordinaire, as he takes us behind the scenes of a Nat Hab grizzly trip on Alaska's Katmai Coast. Drew's passion for bears and conservation shines through as he shares why he became a naturalist and describes the magic of watching bears at close range.
In this clip, a Nat Hab photography tour takes a hike to the falls at Kaflia Bay, and they're seriously rewarded with a surreal grizzly encounter. Nat Hab grizzly bear expert Brad Josephs says the mama grizzly with her two cubs "may be the prettiest bear he's ever seen!"
Alaska Grizzly Bear Trip: Watch Grizzlies in the Wild
This 30-second clip shows you what a day in the life of an Alaskan grizzly bear is like! This is one of our favorite grizzly bear videos by Brad Josephs, featuring GoPro footage of two bears patiently fishing in Katmai National Park in front of a gorgeous mountain landscape.
NHA naturalist Brad Josephs filmed this unique grizzly bear video by hiding his GoPro in a stream during a Nat Hab Alaska trip in Katmai National Park. You'll see a mama grizzly teaching her cub how to fish for salmon, with some unbelievable underwater footage!
Originally presented December 15, 2015
Immerse yourself in one of nature’s most astonishing wildlife displays. Join Nat Hab Expedition Leader Brad Josephs for a thrilling and informative a webinar on the giant brown bears of Alaska.
The Untamed Majesty of Alaska's Coastal Grizzlies
Immerse yourself in one of nature’s most astonishing wildlife displays. Join Nat Hab Expedition Leader Brad Josephs as he presents a webinar on the brown bears of Alaska, the world’s largest coastal grizzlies. Here on the remote Alaska Peninsula, far from cruise ships and tour buses, only a few fortunate visitors have the opportunity to reach the heart of brown bear country, accessible only by air or boat. Explore the coast aboard the Natural Habitat Ursus, our privately chartered small ship that accommodates just eight guests. Step ashore on wild beaches to come safely within feet of these giant bears – no guard rails, no viewing platforms – just us and the bears, who are wholly disinterested in visitors and focused only on the clams and salmon they rely on to fatten up for the long winter. It’s as up close and personal as you'll ever safely get with wild bears! Experience Alaska less discovered: bigger, wilder and more awe-inspiring than you ever imagined.