We spent two days viewing brown bears along the Cook Inlet, Alaska, shoreline in Lake Clark National Park. It was a new experience to observe these massive animals digging for clams at low tide, foraging for food in the tall grasses and interact with each other as the mating season began. Our first day we counted more than 14 bears. Sometimes we traveled using an all terrain vehicle crossing through rivers to reach our desired destination.
Our trusty guide, Jen, taught us much about bear behavior. The weather started our cold and rainy until the sun shone on last day. A perfect trip.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska wilderness artist