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).

Alaska 1 – Alison Price, 2008

Alaska 2 – Alison Price, 2008

Alaska 3 – Alison Price, 2008

Alaska 4 – Alison Price, 2012

Alaska 5 – Alison Price, 2012

Alaska 6 – Alison Price, 2012

Alaska 7 – Alison Price, 2012

Alaska 8 – Alison Price, 2012

Alaska 9 – Alison Price, 2012

Alaska 10 – Alison Price, 2012

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.

IMAGE OF THE WEEK – Alaska 11 – Alison Price, 2012

 

Alison Price

Alison Price

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.
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