Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears, Sept 2-8 2020

As most travelers to Alaska quickly realize, it can be difficult to navigate, expensive, and while there is an abundance of wildlife available, it can be evasive without local support. Tripod Travelers has invested a significant amount of time researching the best available scenarios to capture these magnificent animals.  Our goal has always been to offer a trip that does three things, get you in front of the action, all inclusive service, and support your photography aspirations to capture world class images. This trip checks all three boxes and much more.  

This Alaska adventure places our clients in the best environment to capture bears fishing, scavenging beaches, juvenile bears learning, and mothers letting cubs loose to play.  Our partnership with the lodge allows us to work with guides to place our sole group in the best positions to capture all this action.  There are several excursions throughout the day, a pre-breakfast, post-breakfast, post lunch, post dinner schedule.  All these excursions allow the right amount of time to explore, while ensuring everyone gets an opportunity to recharge.  Our partners have done an amazing job building their business over the last 30 years.  Accommodations and food are amazing, while the compound is safe and well maintained.  Fishing for Silver Salmon is also available for a nominal price (License not inc.)

Tom is an expert at photographing bears across North America, Canada, and Alaska.  He shares his expertise and photography skills with a passionate and simplified approach. If you have been searching for a trip to capture Brown Bears, with photography support while having everything taken care of, don't miss this amazing opportunity


Objectives for the Trip:

  • Create a learning environment where we get both you and your camera ready for the many types of wildlife and nature photography opportunities we will experience. Expect several working sessions in the field to help you improve your photography skills and practice anticipating and reacting to both animals and the environment in which you are shooting.
  • Photograph wild coastal brown bears in their environment.  Expect fishing, playing, small groups of bears, and bear cubs. 
  • Possible other wildlife: Eagles, Fox, Moose, Wolves, Sea Mamals, Birds.   
  • Landscapes, Seascapes and Sunsets.  Depending on weather 


Important Details

Weather:  Avg. Day Temps: High 50s to low 40’s. Eve Temps: high 30’s.  This area is located on the coast of the Cook Inlet.  Rain should always be anticipated and air temperatures fluctuates dramatically from beach to inland.  


Clothing:  Layers, comfortable pants, muck boots or hiking boots.   Gloves and beanie.  Bring waterproof pants and jacket, we will shoot in the rain.  


Equipment: DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, Wide Angle and Zoom Lenses. Tripod, Monopod, protective case to store your equipment. Bring enough Memory and back-up batteries to last a full day of shooting, it is not uncommon to shoot over a 1000 photos a day on our trips. 


Activities: We will be driving to several locations. Hiking on this trip is scheduled to be mild, all hikes below 1 mile, mostly on flat ground, sometimes wet ground. 


Meals: All meals are included in the price. 


Safety: Your guides are certified in First Aid and CPR.  We also carry a Satellite phone as many locations we venture into have unreliable to no cell service at all.  We follow all rules, regulations, and laws in all locations we visit.  This helps keep you and the wildlife safe while preserving the beautiful nature around us for the next generation to experience.  Tripod Travelers has a no Firearm Policy, guides and clients are not authorized to carry personal firearms at anytime.



Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears, Sept 2-8 2020

Price per Person, Double Occupancy
  • Itinerary 

    Sept 2: Arrive in Anchorage before 6pm

    We collect all clients and transfer to the airport.  Welcome Dinner in Anchorage

    Sept 3: Flight to Lodge & Bears

    After early breakfast, transfer and depart for charter flight to Lake Clark National Park. Check into lodge, brief orientation. Photograph Bears. 

    Sept 4: Bears
    Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

    Sept 5: Bears
    Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

    Sept 6: Bears
    Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

    Sept 7: Bears
    Photograph and explore from sunrise to sunset.  Breaks for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

    Sept 8: Bears and Depart.

    Early morning bear excursion 6a to 8a.  Est. 9am departure back to Anchorage.

    Departing flights from Anchorage should be after 12p. 

    ​If you are interested in adding other legs to this trip please call us for feedback and possible add ons. Especially for Homer, Seward, and Cooper Landing (Kenai Peninsula)

    If you have any questions please contact us

Frequently Asked Questions

Double or Single Occupancy Client?

We price all of our workshops on a per person, double occupancy basis. Simply put, if you are planning to share a room then you are double occupancy clients. If paying together choose: min deposit, remaining balance, or payment in full Qty 2.. If you are sharing a room yet paying separately, you would each choose the above selections, Qty 1. If you are traveleing solo, a single occupancy charge is applied as all hotels are booked as double occupancy. In this case you would select min. deposit, single occupancy remaining balance, or single occupancy payment in full. If we have Single Occupants who both agree to share a room (same sex), Tripod Travelers can help coordinate to save both people money. This will only occur if both parties agree.

How does the payment and deposit process work?

Payment Types We accept payment using both Credit and Debit cards; VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover payment types. Our website allows for deposits, remaining balance payments, or payments in full to be conveniently transacted online. If you would like to pay by check or you have other questions regarding our payment process, please contact us directly. Deposits and Final Payments A deposit is required to reserve your spot on the trip. We ask for a $500 deposit per person. Most trips are held to six photographers, the sooner your deposit is secured the better. Once you have paid your Deposit, you will receive a receipt. You then must return back to our site and pay the Remaining Balance 90 days before the workshop begins. Tripod Travelers will send reminders along the way. Deposits for unique or international trips may vary. Full payment for your trip is due 90 days prior to the first day of your trips itinerary. If you reserve a trip within 90 days of the trip's first itinerary date, no deposit is needed; we only accept payment in full.

What is included in the pricing?

Our all inclusive itinerary cannot be beat. A lot of our competitors leave the burden on their customer to arrange hotel accomodations, ground transportation, meals, snacks, and even coordinate their way to the actual workshop. At Tripod Travelers, we have both the experience and capacity to completely take care of you. Our clients spend zero time managing a vacation and instead focus on relaxing and engaging nature while learning photography. This is what makes Tripod Travelers different, we place our customers first! Incuded Photography Workshops Quality Hotel Accomodations All Ground Transportation Meals, Refreshements, Snacks All Fees Not Included Airfare Alcohol Hotel Incidentals Travel Insurance

Can I bring my significant other, even if they don't participate in photography?

Yes of course. We love having spouses or significant others join us and we believe they will thoroughly enjoy being part of our group. Pricing discounts are available and will vary by trip, please contact us directly for details. Email:

What if I live local to a workshop and don't need hotel or meals?

Please call us directly to discuss discounted pricing.

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