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Alaska Bears Workshops

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$6,995 per person

July 25-31, 2017 SOLD OUT

June 24-30, 2018 BOOKING NOW

July 24-30, 2018 BOOKING NOW

Do you LOVE bears like we do? Come join us for the ultimate bear photography trip.

As I always say, In your first morning with us, you will have 100 images that you will never get in Yellowstone or Teton National Park in 50 lifetimes.

To start, we fly into a very remote part of Katmai National Park in a Beaver float plane. We then board directly off our float plane onto a private 86ft. Yacht which will be our home for the next 7 days.

The boat is very comfortable, with nice private rooms, showers, great food and total exclusivity on the boat for our group.

We then board a smaller landing craft each morning and evening to go to shore and photograph Alaskan brown bears in their native habitat, with nearly no people around and bears up super close, you will get images of bears you have only dreamed about!!

During the day, you can relax in peace aboard the boat, look through the two or three thousand images you took that morning or you can maybe go fish for a halibut or rockfish.

With over 40 years of experience of studying, observing and photographing bears, Christopher will provide a safe, educational and phenomenal photography experience for you.

Note: This trip is primarily a photography trip. Although we have had many non-photographers attend this trip say they had a great experience and loved the trip.

-Christopher Balmer


"Hands down the best trip I've been on! The experience of photographing a four hundred pound bear as it walked towards me, and got within a couple of feet for us was the best memory of the trip. It was also very reassuring to hear you [Christopher] step over me and tell me to keep shooting, you had bear spray ready if needed.

I would not hesitate to do this trip again!"

-Tim Garland