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Traveler Story: Surrounded by Bears in Alaska

Traveler Story: Surrounded by Bears in Alaska

—By Bob & Norma Schafer
A mother grizzly bear and her two cubs were walking about 5 feet in front of our line of travelers in Katmai National Park, Alaska. There was a small...
Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, A Must See

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, A Must See

—By Holly Glessner 
In 2015, I had the privilege of joining an Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Photo Safari for a spectacular 14-day tour of Alaska’s...
Traveler Story: The Magic of Autumn's Solitude at Brooks Falls

Traveler Story: The Magic of Autumn's Solitude at Brooks Falls

—By Phyllis Posner
It is the end of the season. As we walk through Katmai National Park each day, there are several bears left, still filling up on food for winter...
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: Finding a Personal Connection With Brown Bears

Traveler Story: Finding a Personal Connection With Brown Bears

—By Nat Hab Traveler Valerie Van Griethuysen
I experienced countless memorable moments during my Ultimate Alaska...
Fox Island: A Little Piece of Paradise

Fox Island: A Little Piece of Paradise

—By Renata Haas
One experience that far exceeded my expectations was our visit to Fox Island and the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge. We were welcomed to our private...
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...
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...
Nat Hab’s Bear Adventures Around the Globe

Nat Hab’s Bear Adventures Around the Globe

—By Michelle Peters
We soar by bush plane into the deep Alaska wilderness of Cook Inlet, the ice-clad Aleutian Range and Lake Clark National Park...
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...
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...
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 Kautz
An excursion into Katmai National Park and Preserve varies widely from one month to the next due to...
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...
Meet the Manager of Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp

Meet the Manager of Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp

—By Wendy Redal
Caprice Stoner has managed Bear Camp, a remote fly-in wilderness camp in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park, for 16 years...
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