As I continue my journey through my photographic archive I decided to evoke some memories of my two trips to the Katmai Peninsula, just off Kodiak Island in Alaska. I went in search of brown bears. . . The first three images are from my first trip in 2008 when I was relatively new to wildlife photography and the others from my return in 2012. In August, when I visit, bears spend most of their time chasing salmon and making a big splash in the process. They snorkel through the water (see image 2) and generally monkey around (see image 10).
I have enjoyed reliving the wonderful times I spent with the bears in Katmai and I am pushed to choose a favourite but I have decided on the one below as I feel it captures my overwhelming memory of seeing the bears faces through droplets of water.
My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.