Join us on a bear photo tour to Lake Clark National Park. Photograph bears, puffins and other wildlife with professional photographer John Slonina. We will be visiting one of our best places to photograph bears in North America. This is an all inclusive photo tour from Anchorage. This is a once in a lifetime photo opportunity for an adventure that few people will ever experience.
This tour begins in Anchorage where we will meet spend 1 night then fly to the beautiful Lake Clark National Park. We will be spending 6 days and 5 nights at the Silver Salmon Creek Lodge. We will be photographing numerous bears and beautiful landscapes and Eagles of course.
Some of the bears occasionally get within close range. We will also photograph strategically composed bears at a distance with dramatic wild vast backgrounds. Safety will be the priority. The lodge has a perfect safety record in almost 20 years. Our tour will include a bear guide from the lodge who has spent many months/years with the same bears.
The bears are in different areas. Some may be in front of the lodge. We will be transported by ATV vehicles with passenger carts to move around to the general area. This allows us to cover different areas, find the action and change the backgrounds etc.
The main goal of this trip is to photograph the bears. We will spend several hours with them in different habitats. We will also look for other wildlife. Bald Eagles are often seen and photographed in the area. Make sure you bring several flash cards as we will be taking thousands of images.
Also we will be doing one fun side trip. As an added bonus we will be taking a boat ride to a remote island where we will photograph two species of Puffin. The Horned and Tufted puffins are both beautiful and look totally different than each other. The island also hosts several nesting pairs of Kittiwakes, Common Murres, Auklets, and Oystercatchers. We will land on the island setup our trips and photograph different behaviors of the birds.
The goal is to concentrate on photographing the wildlife in the best possible light. During the downtime in the lodge John will be teaching various techniques for post processing and editing including lightroom and photoshop. We can review your images also. We will discuss shooting strategies.
Note: There is an option to extend this trip to include the Kenai Peninsula.
Price: discount for NANPA members
This Includes hotel, instruction and refuge permits admission
The flight from Anchorage to Lake Clark National Park and back.
Lodging and meals are included.
Three meals a day are cooked by their resident chef along with home-made breads and desserts created by the resident baker.