|Sow, Katmai National Park, AK|
Ok, I'll admit it. I was out on the tundra in Katmai National Park in search of brown bears and what really made me nervous was wading the rivers. I knew I wouldn't die. Probably. But if I dunked with my camera gear on my back I might wish I were dead. I'm risk averse when it comes to gear, not unlike a mother bear with cubs. Plus, my experience wading in fast current up to my butt is lacking.
No harm no foul. I had lots of help from Chris Cornetet, our guide, and Stan Cunningham, the bear and photography expert who organized and led this trip.
There was plenty to see; foxes, eagles, ptarmigan, and quite a few more photobombing gulls than we wanted. My husband was learning to fly fish so I got a sort of peripheral education about the fish biodiversity and there was a moment wading down a long chute when we were herding sockeye in front of us as we walked and they got thick enough that we couldn't see the bottom.
|Sow swimming, Katmai NP. She seems to have porcupine quills in her nose.|
|A sequence of images of a boar fishing. Katmai NP, AK|
|Sow and two cubs, Katmai NP, AK|
More images from this adventure are at the end of the Wildlife Gallery on the website.