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Photograph Alaska Brown Bears fishing for salmon in incredible wilderness landscapes with Jess Lee

July 15th - 22nd 2017

Photographing fishing bears is the ultimate wildlife photography experience for many photographers . If you share the dream of capturing images of these huge coastal bears fishing in pristine streams, with beautiful landscape backgrounds this trip will satisfy your goals and more. Iconic photos of bears chasing and catching salmon don't come easy, salmon runs are variable in timing and intensity making getting the best images difficult at best as bears move from location to location as the spawning run dictate. This trip solves that problem.


bear fishing Brown bear cun and mom fishing bears
mother bear fishing while cubs watch sunrise bear bear chase


From our private lodge deep in the heart of Alaska's premier wilderness on the shore of Lake Iliamna nestled between Katmai, Mc Neil River and Lake Clark where we will fly out each day to a different location to photograph peak of the bear fishing action. In addition we will also have an opportunity to photograph a huge remote and seldom visited walrus colony.

Our lodge offers a truly comfortable Alaska experience from the wonderful meals to the awesome view of the scenic location. You can enjoy the view or just relax in front of the fireplace reliving the days experiences and planning for tomorrows adventure. Private lodge bedrooms or lovely cedar paneled cabins, each with a private bath makes for a great place to rest after an fulfilling day with the bears.

chasing salmon alaska bears mom and cub fishing shaking off water while fishing
cubs waiting for fish swiming up to salmon charging bear in water after salmon
bear fight brown bear with salmon
bear fishing
alaska bears hitch hiker
geographic harbor
fishing bear
bear and salmon
swming bear
fishing bear


Arrival in Anchorage July 15th. Depart for our wilderness lodge the 16th. Return to Anchorage July 22nd.

Included: All meals at the bear lodge, daily flights from the lodge and back, guiding and professional field instruction on photography and bear behavior.

Not Included: Transportation to Anchorage.Your Flights from Anchorage to the bear lodge and return is $450. All other meals, beverages and personal items. Tips (tips for the guiding and staff is normally $150 - 200 per client). If flights are delayed due to weather additional lodge cost is not included.

Some walking is required at some destinations but it is seldom more than half a mile. You should be fit enough to carry your own gear for those distances wearing waders. Walking fast is not necessary.

Cost is $8495.

A $2500 non refundable deposit holds your place on this amazing workshop.

Space is already filling so Email or call 208-521-5170 to reserve you place on this great trip.



RESERVATIONS: Your deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due 120 days prior to the departure date.
Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by Jess Lee Photos in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable.
Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot.
JessLeePhotos strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, Jess Lee Photos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: Jess Lee Photos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: Jess Lee Photos and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. Jess Lee Photos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
Jess Lee Photos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond Jess Lee Photos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.







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Images and design protected by U.S. And international copyright laws. No right is given to save or Download any images or components of this site unless written permission is granted by Jess Lee Photography.
Licensing for use can be arranged by contacting :