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Alaska Brown Bears fishing Photography Workshop in incredible wilderness landscapes with Jess Lee

August 09 -15 2018

Photographing fishing Grizzly bears in Alaska 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 workshop solves that problem.

Brown Bear with Salmon

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. We will safely photograph Brown Bears activity fishing for salmon in the most productive locations in th world. You will be in awe of the opportunities provided in this trip. With many decades and hundreds of trips to photograph Grizzlies I can say this is the best chance to capture the primer action of Brown Bears fishing for salmon from a bears eye view. In addition we will also have an opportunity to photograph a huge remote and seldom visited walrus colony.

Brown Bear chasing salmon

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

Included:Greetiing dinner on August 9th. All meals and rooms at the bear lodge, daily flights from the lodge and back, guiding and professional field instruction on photography and bear behavior breathable waders and boots to wear while on the stream.

Not Included: Transportation to Anchorage. Your flight from Anchorage to the bear lodge and return. ( $450 rt). All other meals, beverages and personal items. Tips (tips for the guiding and staff is normally $150 - 200 per client).

Some walking is required at some destinations. Most locations are a short walk from where we land but the distance is dependant of the whims of where the bears are fishing. You should be fit enough to carry your own gear ( I usually travel light with a 80-400 and one or two camera bodies) for those distances wearing waders. Walking fast is not necessary.

Prior to the trip you are invited to join Jess for a day of whale and glacier photography from Seward. We can share cost and car pool from Anchorage for a day of chartered boat photography at Kenai fjords National Park and Resurrection bay.

Cost is $7995.

A $2500 non refundable deposit holds your place on this amazing workshop. For travel insurance check.

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

Browning Bear fishing for Salmon


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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Licensing for use can be arranged by contacting :