Archives: Wildlife: Alaskan Bears

This is a collection of images of Alaskan brown (grizzly) bears (Ursus arctos) taken at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, where the bears have access to coastal food sources, including clams and salmon. These bears are some of the largest in the world, averaging 8 feet in length. In this particular area, the bears have become accustomed over many years to seeing humans and are surprisingly comfortable in our presence. This affords an opportunity to photograph the bears -- including young cubs -- when they are relaxed and in their own natural environment. Lake Clark National Park itself is about 150 miles southwest of Anchorage, on the west side of the Cook Inlet, and is accessible by small plane.

Fine art prints, in various sizes and surfaces, are available for all of the images in this gallery. Simply click on images to view, and options to order can be found below each photograph. Thanks.