1 independent reviews for Brown bear photography holiday in Alaska

Reviews for Brown bear photography holiday in Alaska


review 26 Jun 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

We spent almost every available hour looking for, finding and photographing bears. Being able to be so close to them, to watch their behaviour and get such good pictures in the process was amazing. It felt safe yet the bears were in their normal habitat, and we were not confined to a hide or platform which made the experience incredibly special.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for all kinds of weather, both in terms of clothes and camera gear, as you will go and stay out even if it is pouring with rain. A 400mm lens is sufficient but it needs to be able to handle low light. The trip is suitable for photo experts and beginners, and help is at hand with camera equipment and composition.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Lake Clark is an incredibly special place, and there are restrictions on the number of people who can stay in lodges within it. The lodge guides were careful to restrict the numbers photographing individual bears and made sure people kept a respectful distance from the bears. The bears therefore seemed at ease with us and continued their usual behaviour.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

An amazing experience which surpassed all my expectations. I would love to return!

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