Ferus Vita: Brown bears on the Katmai Peninsula

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Both owners and guides for Nature Photography Adventures, a small US organisation dedicated to getting photographers to special natural and cultural locations and phenomena at great times for photography. They have a long history in photography, conservation and planning international sustainable tourism.

Around August time, deep in Katmai National Park in Alaska, a group of the world’s largest run of sockeye salmon is charging upstream toward spawning beds. Before they reach those beds though, they must run a gauntlet of powerful brown bears.

If you’ve been dreaming of photographing these iconic scenes, there are two iconic types of bear images which probably have you salivating. The first is a fish literally jumping into the mouth of the bear, which is standing atop Brooks Falls. The second is a big bear charging straight at the camera through shallow water, with water flying everywhere....


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