Welcome to a unique wild Alaska photo tour! In the heart of costal Katmai we are organizing a very special photo expedition to photograph the Grizzly bears and other widlife. In September the shallow rivers on the Alaskan coast is filled with salmon running up to spawn, and the bears follow. At this time of the year they are relaxed and easy to photograph. There are no hunting in the area, so the animals here are easier to get close to.

We have chartered an small expedition ship for 8 days along the coast of Katmai. The main target is the Grizzly bears, but we will also photograph other land mammals, sea otters, whales, seals, seabirds and great landscapes.

The ship will act as our base and mode of transportation but most of our photography will be done from our inflatables or during landings. We will try to land as often as possible to make the best of the salmon runs where bears and other wildlife are used to people and will let us get close for our images.

See some of the opportunities from this area in the official Nikon D5 beta test Inspired, filmed in September 2015.


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The itinerary for this expedition is weather dependent, but our plan is:

  • Day 1 Transportation in mini bus from Anchorage to Homer (approx. 5-6 hours), with a couple of stops. Dinner and overnight in Homer.

  • Day 2 Flight with sea planes to our expedition ship in Katmai and starting our expedition.

  • Day 3-8 Enjoying the wilderness experience and photographing the Grizzly bears, sea mammals, birds and landscape along the coast of Katmai. We will visit places like Geographic Harbour and Halo Bay.


The itinerary for this expedition is weather dependent, but our plan is:

  • Day 9 Fly back to Homer, then mini bus transport back to Anchorage. We recommend one night in Anchorage in case the flight back from Katmai is delayed.


Our ship can accommodate 12 guests in 6 twin cabins. These cabins have upper and lower bunks and are not very big, but are much more comfortable than the tented camps we have used earlier in Alaska. With the ship we will be more flexible, and move according to conditions and subjects we want to photograph. We also have the opportunity to charge batteries and dry our gear between each photo shoot. We will use 2 inflatable boats for fast and secure access to the rivers and beaches, and when photographing sea mammals and birds.

  • Transport between Anchorage and Homer in mini bus
  • Accommodations at hotel in Homer, including meals, one night prior to the flight to Katmai
  • Fligths between Homer and Katmai
  • 8 days (7 nights) at our expedition ship along the coast of Katmai, with landings.
  • Chest waders we use in the field for crossing the river.
  • 2 guides.
  • International flights to Anchorage, Alaska
  • Transportation to / from Homer, Alaska, if you don’t want to join the mini bus.
  • Insurance – photo gear, evacuation, cancellation etc


You register to this trip by submitting a deposit payment (USD $2000) and sending in a signed booking form (request by EMAIL). On the backside (page #2) of the booking form you will find the terms and conditions which pertain to this expedition. You will also find more information about payments, insurance etc. on the booking form. Let us know if you have any questions.


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