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Experience what it’s like to encounter giant grizzlies, photograph playful cubs and cruise past breaching humpback whales. Explore stories of Alaska in accounts from Nat Hab travelers and staff that will inspire your sense of adventure. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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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 Kautz
An excursion into Katmai National Park and Preserve varies widely from one month to the next due to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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