Encounter Alaska’s giant grizzlies on Bears of Brooks Falls: A Photo Pro Expedition. You’ll photograph these enormous brown bears in the golden glow of autumn as they congregate in Brooks Falls, gorging themselves on salmon in preparation for their long winter’s sleep. This immersive adventure is designed with the experienced nature photographer in mind. You’ll visit Brooks Falls during the off-season when tourists are few but plenty of bears remain and get iconic shots of wildlife under the expert guidance of our Photo Pro Expedition Leaders. Capture exhilarating images and build your portfolio through daily workshops and coaching in post-processing and editing techniques. You’ll leave this in-depth expedition with exceptional photographs and remarkable memories of your time with the world’s largest coastal grizzlies.
Enjoy this roundup of some of our favorite photographs of brown bears feasting on the bounty of the summer salmon runs, taken by Nat Hab travelers and guides in Brooks Falls and Katmai National Park. Also featured are some outstanding entries from our Wildlife Photo Contests of years past.
One of our most seasoned guides, Brad Josephs, is a professional nature photographer and highly trained naturalist who leads Bears of Brooks Falls: A Photo Pro Expedition. Specializing in bear biology and ecology, he has an intimate knowledge of grizzlies and has decades of experience guiding travelers through coastal Alaska to encounter these captivating creatures. Below is a selection of photos Brad has taken over the years of brown bears as they seize spawning salmon from the falls and feed in coastal waters.
Eager for some photo tips before your Alaska adventure? Be sure to watch Brad’s Daily Dose of Nature, Photographing Bear Behavior: The Quest for Food.