The ONLY wildlife and landscape photo tour that includes ALL these benefits on each tour:
1) Brooks Falls bears — and other wildlife photo hotspots in Katmai / Lake Clark National Parks
2) Helicopter flight tour — classic Alaska fjords, wildlife & glaciers from sea level over the top of the glaciers!
3) Marine mammal/fjords boat cruise — through Kenai Fjords National Park — humpback whales, orcas, puffins, otters, etc.
4) Wildlife photo tour around Anchorage — moose, dall sheep, bald eagles, waterfowl, etc.
5) Professional, experienced photographer guide — Our Director Ron has been published, exhibited and on assignment for major clients and institutions since the early 1980s. A former NPS and USFWS ranger, EMT and pilot, he has lived and guided in Alaska for decades.
6) Based on the Kenai Peninsula— home to thousands of moose, bears, eagles, salmon, caribou, lynx. That means less time commuting back & forth to the city and more quality time in the field — we catch more morning/evening light activity.
7) Small groups only (2-8) — more personal attention, flexibility with group preferences and time to photograph wildlife
8) A GREAT price — Less than other photo tours offering similar duration, wildlife, activities, locations. Family run with no expensive TV ads or large corporate marketing departments to pay.
9) Optional activities — dogsled ride on a glacier (helicopter ride included), Kenai river raft trips, etc.
If you take a photo tour with one of the large corporate / international companies, a huge portion of your money pays for expensive TV and magazine ads, high executive salaries, and/or celebrity tour guides. None of that guarantees you more time in the field, more personal attention or great images.
Mile for mile, Dollar for Dollar, Megabyte for Megabyte
Compared to other Alaska photography tours, treks or safaris with similar activities and duration,
you’ll get more face time with wildlife, more flexibility and personal attention, and GREAT images for the same or less cost.
(Your friends will drool with envy)
3 Great Questions
1) Why not just take an Alaska tour geared to the general public?
You won’t get the time you need on larger group photography tours. Their agenda typically covers large distances in shorter time, rather than giving you time to work a scene. They’ll keep moving on regardless of golden light or great animal interactions.
2) Does a wildlife photo tour in Alaska cost more?
Not with us. Compare apples to apples on all-inclusive tours — transportation, lodging, meals, flights, and, most importantly — the actual time you get with the grizzly bears and animals. You’ll pay less with us than other photo tours or if you booked all the activities and transportation yourself.
How can we do that?
• Low overhead / family business. You’re not paying for large, corporate structures, expensive TV ads, inflated salaries. It’s just us — a family company with 40 years of Alaska photography, tour and natural history experience , with the integrity and community relationships to give you a fantastic, unforgettable tour.
• Bulk discounts from trusted operators we’ve known for years. You can’t get these as a solo tourist. Alaska Photo Adventures has built up trusted connections for many years.
• No repeated commutes back and forth to Anchorage, giving you more time at the premium wildlife spots to photograph bears at Brooks falls with salmon, big mammals in Katmai, Lake Clark, and the Kenai peninsula, aerials, puffins, fjords, etc.
3) Why pay for a guide when I know what I want and how to photograph?
Alaska is a big, wild place. There are a lot more logistics to getting great wildlife images than just having a good camera. The experience and connections of a great guide can be more important than photo knowledge. It’s the difference between great shots vs NO shots.
Knowing who to go with, who’s charging more than they should, bear behavior, weather, terrain, alternate routes, Murphy’s Law, first aid — these only come from decades of living here. We’ve fixed broken or drenched cameras, pulled float planes off submerged rocks, and countless other field issues when the unexpected happens. There’s a lot “behind the scenes” that you won’t even notice while you’re happily clicking away…
“The longer I live, the more Earth’s beauty grows on me. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you’ll find yourself without it…but if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life” — Frank Lloyd Wright