I am home from Alaska and finally returning to my normal routine, whatever that may be. This year's adventure in Lake Clark National Park, was undoubtedly, the best one ever. There were more bears, every day, at one time, at every location, than I have ever witnessed in my nine years to this location. Everyone in my group has a wonderful time and could hardly believe how close they were able to get to the bears. We photographed bears claming on the mud flats along Cook Inlet at low tide, grazing among the sedges, and chasing salmon to and fro in the streams. The weather was superb and so were the bears!
The top image depicts a juvenal brown bear with Iliamna Volcano in the background, while the second photograph shows a bear in silhouette on the mud flats along Cook Inlet at low tide.