20 years ago, I cut my teeth as a Great Bear Rainforest bear guide running grizzly bear tours in coastal estuaries. Spring on the British Columbia coast is glorious. There is nothing like the sweet fragrance and vibrant greens of spring, mingled with birdsong, snow-capped mountains, and the sight of grizzly bears amidst all.
Anan Creek in southeast Alaska is one of those special places where people can get amazing views of bears feasting on salmon. This BBC video shows some great footage of some Anan Creek action.
Sometimes unexpected things happen. When this grizzly bear decided to swim across the river I don’t think it expected that the current would push it right past our zodiac that was anchored mid-channel…
I have teamed up with Marven Robinson of the Gitga’at First Nation to offer two spirit bear watching and photography trips in the Great Bear Rainforest for Sept 2015. After guiding on the coast for 11 years I don’t know of a better way to have intimate encounters with spirit bears. These trips will be something special.