On Location: Katmai National Park


This past week I was in Katmai National Park photographing brown bears with filmmaker Abraham Joffe. The bears were wonderful, cooperative models for us & I can’t wait to see the resulting TV special.

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Alaska Story Cruise & Workshop

Alaska always refreshes me. What with the amazing opportunities to photograph wildlife, the fun people I travel with, and the hospitality of the Alaska Story, that is no surprise. This time we were able to photograph orcas (which makes my photo editor very happy) in addition to all the usual suspects.

On Saturday I leave for Svalbard. Looking forward to polar bears!

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Salmon & Bears

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Salmon & Bears – Images by Art Wolfe

Sockeye salmon run thick in the rivers and streams of Katmai.  However, these fish are smart.  I was unable to capture the shots I wanted of the fish since they were very agitated by the bears hunting them.  The bears work in unison, churning the water, then snagging the confused fish in their powerful jaws.

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Bears & Salmon

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Bears & Salmon – Images by Art Wolfe

Katmai National Park is one of my go-to places for bears. It is extraordinary to say the least & the scenery isn’t too shabby either. In particular, I was able to photograph a sow & her two cubs. She looked at me, looked at her cubs, and sat down as if giving me permission.

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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The Copper River

Do you ever wonder where some of the world’s best salmon comes from?

Copper River Aerials – Images by Art Wolfe

I’ll be photographing in Bristol Bay, Alaska all week, but on the way got some nice aerials of the St. Elias Range and the Copper River.

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Guest Photographer: Harry Ableman

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Walking into my first Art Wolfe Workshop, I was a self-taught photographer, anxious and concerned I may not keep pace. Within minutes I was diffused. Fast forward seven seminars/workshops and I find myself standing next to Art ready to board our small plane heading towards Coastal Brown Bears. If I knew then, what I know now, I would have taken the opportunity long before my first.

He has treated me as a friend; given knowledge and support peppered by encouraging opinion. He has shared; I have tried and failed and he has tirelessly shared again. He has crept into my brain, opened my eyes and opened my world. I have grown. For that I am thankful.

Harry Ableman

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Lake Clark, Alaska Participants Gallery


Once again we experienced tremendous photographic opportunities with the bears at Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park. Here are some of the picks our fellow travelers and photographers took!

Next year the workshop will be led by Jay Goodrich & Gavriel Jecan. If you are interested in getting on their mailing list, please contact info@jaygoodrich.com.

Jim Waterbury www.jimwaterbury.com
“Thanks for a terrific workshop! What a treat to see the magnificent coastal brown bears up-close, interacting with each other in a natural setting, and seemingly oblivious to the presence of humans. As usual, I found Art’s artistic vision, passion, and vast experience photographing wildlife to be both inspiring and educational … a real privilege to have been able to spend 4 days with Art and Jay, in the wilds of Alaska, yet in a very comfortable environment. Looking forward to the next opportunity! Thanks!”

Dale Moses

Hanspeter Leupin
“Taking pictures of the bears was an absolutely amazing and breath taking experience. With the input I got from Art and Jay I learned to enhance my skills in taking pictures.”

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On Location: Brown Bears!


Lake Clark Bears August 2012 – Images by Art Wolfe

We just completed a tremendous photo tour in Alaska’s gorgeous Lake Clark National Park. Access to brown bears here is unequaled.

Next year the workshop will be led by Jay Goodrich & Gavriel Jecan. If you are interested in getting on their mailing list, please contact info@jaygoodrich.com.

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Lake Clark Alaska Participant’s Gallery

Lake Clark Workshop from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

See the amazing photographs some of the participants got last month in Art’s Lake Clark National Park Workshop, with narration by Art and some video shot on location in Alaska.

Participants who provided images:

Brian Lawson
www.brianlawsonphotography.com
Meghan Rumwell
www.rumwell.com
Andrew Suliteanu
SuliteanuPhotography.com
Joan Davidson
Gary Davidson

This was such a fantastic workshop experience, that we will be returning here next year.  Stay tuned for dates.

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Lake Clark, AK Favorites

BLOG: Art’s Favorites from Lake Clark July 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

I just got back from Alaska leading a workshop in Lake Clark National. I promised bears & we got bears! We stayed at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge and had a terrific three days of photography.

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