Alaska Bear Tours
The ultimate grizzly bear tours and wildlife photography tours in Katmai National Park Alaska
Extreme bear tours with Veteran Alaska bear viewing guide, wildlife photographer and naturalist Phil Sanfilippo. This is a 7 day epic adventure on one of the most exciting wildlife photography tours in the world to walk among the Great Coastal Brown Bear of Alaska. Based in Katmai National Park the home to more then 3500 of Alaska’s brown bear population and the breeding ground for this magnificent bear.
Live, sleep and walk side by side with North Americas largest living land predator as we venture in to the land time has forgotten on a wilderness photography adventure and Alaska bear viewing tour that is sure to create lasting memories and one of a kind photographic images. This is one of the most adventurous Alaska Bear tours available in the whole world and takes bear viewing, bear watching and wildlife photography tours to another level.
My grizzly bear tours follow the feeding source of the brown bear and are specifically placed in the highest concentration areas for optimal wildlife activity. There is not one time to do grizzly bear viewing in Alaska that captures all phases of the bears seasonal diet. You must choose the daily activities you would like to view and photograph from the bear behaviors chart below to decide what photography adventure you would like to participate in.
Alaska Bear Tours Date Chart
Seasonal Coastal Brown Bear diet and behavioral photography camps. The most intense bear tours available.
June thru July Bear Tours
Katmai National Park (Coastal) – view and photograph coastal brown bears feeding on:
- Sedge Grasses
- Wild Celery
- Beach Greens
- Dungeness Crab
- Tidal flats digging of razor and butter clams.
Photograph at unbelievable close distance the wonderful courting and Mating rituals of the coastal brown bear as eligible Sows make there way to surreal meadows to be courted by huge boars often willing to brawl for mating rights. These are outstanding photographic opportunities as you photograph these giants only feet from your lens as they square off for epic battle to pass there genes on. Truly amazing stuff.
Aug thru Sept Bear Tours
Katmai National Park these secret streams and rivers produce well groomed late seasoned coastal brown bears, sows and cubs feeding on salmon (species of salmon is area and date dependent). Types of salmon possible are listed below:
- Sockeye Salmon
- Silver Salmon
- Chum Salmon
- Pink Salmon (even years only)
- King Salmon
Expect to photograph bears also feeding on roots, berries and possible carrion feeding.
Photographic opportunities include bears pounding sockeye salmon. Top fishing spots are at stake as the areas dominant coastal brown bears face off to protect the best fishing spots on the river.
Confrontation, posturing, jawing and actual brawling are all on the photographic menu. This is the ultimate Alaska bear viewing tour available in Katmai National Park home to the Alaskan Brown Bear.