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Grizzlies of Katmai: A Photo Pro Expedition

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Whether you're preparing for your upcoming Alaska photo adventure or just want to learn more about the last frontier, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of useful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips, to nature quizzes and travel stories to inspire your wanderlust. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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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!
Photography Tips

Photography Tips

Brush up on your photography skills before your Alaska photo expedition with these essential photo tips from our Natural Photographer blog.
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.  
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.
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!
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.
Alaska Weather | Wild Alaska Grizzly Itinerary

Alaska Weather | Wild Alaska Grizzly Itinerary

Find out about typical weather conditions in Katmai National Park in this month-by-month breakdown of average temperatures and precipitation.
Alaska Packing List | Wild Alaska Grizzly Itinerary

Alaska Packing List | Wild Alaska Grizzly Itinerary

Browse our helpful packing guidelines, which contain gear and clothing recommendations for an encounter with Katmai's coastal grizzlies during the months of June through September.
Travel Stories & Articles
5 Tips for Photographing Grizzly Bears

5 Tips for Photographing Grizzly Bears

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Images of Alaska’s enormous brown bears are among the most iconic wildlife photos on Earth. If you are fortunate enough to...
The Coastal Grizzlies of Alaska: A Photo Journal

The Coastal Grizzlies of Alaska: A Photo Journal

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Having the opportunity to spend time with Alaska’s big brown bears is one of the most authentic wildlife experiences any...
Traveler Story: Grizzly Bear Drama in Katmai

Traveler Story: Grizzly Bear Drama in Katmai

—By Mary Glaser
I had so many fond memories from our trip to Katmai National Park, but one of my favorite stories was when we went...
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