A never shared before pic harkening back to 2019 for #TBT.
I was recently chatting with my protégé, Jude Walters Photography, about Alaska and my experience in that amazing place and his forthcoming trip next year. As we did, I was scrolling through pics from my bear excursion in Katmai National Park & Preserve and began to realize how I had a ton of pics I never shared. So, here you go.
We landed in a float plane at a small lake and then hiked the two miles to the river. As we did, I was seeing bears along the way but none close enough to do much with and was kind of annoyed we weren’t getting closer. Our guide, sensing my frustration, told me, “Just wait.” He was right.
We weren’t at the river two minutes and along comes this beautiful lady and her cute-as-a-button cub of the year. Like all the bears at that time of year, they were not concerned with us, instead, staying focused on the salmon that were spawning in the river and the veritable feast to be had. Nothing short of amazing and I eagerly anticipate the day when I can return to that magical place.