Brown bear at Pavlof Bay, AK

Brown bear at Pavlof Bay, AK

Pavlof Bay proved to be a reliable place for bear watching. The bears would hunt salmon in the shallow waters at the base of a small waterfall where a creek emptied into the bay. We would take the dinghy into the shallower water or onto shore while the boat was anchored out in the bay.

From the dinghy.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO1600, f/5.6, 1/100sec

Brown bear running for salmon at Pavlof Bay, AK

Brown bear running for salmon at Pavlof Bay, AK

Brown bear chasing a salmon in the shallow water.

From the dinghy.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO400, f/5.6, 1/60sec

Brown bear fishing at Pavlof Bay, AK

Brown bear fishing at Pavlof Bay, AK

From the dinghy.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @220mm, ISO800, f/5.6, 1/320sec

Brown bear with salmon at Pavlof Bay, AK

Brown bear with salmon at Pavlof Bay, AK

This is one of my favorite shots I ever got in Alaska. I find I always wish that I had better equipment or that I had done something slightly differently, but this image ended up capturing the day pretty well.

From the dinghy.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO800, f/5.6, 1/320sec

Brown bear foraging at Red Bluff Bay, AK

Brown bear foraging at Red Bluff Bay, AK

Bear along the shore at Red Bluff Bay, AK.

From the dinghy.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @200mm, ISO2000, f/6.3, 1/800sec

Brown bear foraging at Red Bluff Bay, AK

Brown bear foraging at Red Bluff Bay, AK

Bear along the shore at Red Bluff Bay, AK.

From the dinghy.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @220mm, ISO800, f/5.6, 1/320sec

Brown bear standing at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bear standing at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per dayand it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO640, f/8, 1/800sec

Brown bear running at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bear running at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO640, f/8, 1/800sec

Brown bear running at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bear running at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO640, f/8, 1/800sec

Brown bears chasing each other at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bears chasing each other at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO640, f/8, 1/800sec

Brown bear jumping at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bear jumping at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO640, f/8, 1/800sec

Brown bear fishing at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bear fishing at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @160mm, ISO1250, f/11, 1/800sec

Brown bear fishing at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bear fishing at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @160mm, ISO1250, f/9, 1/800sec

Brown bear at Pack Creek, AK

Brown bear at Pack Creek, AK

Pack Creek is a recreation area managed by the US Forest Service on Admiralty Island. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and it is a great place to view bears. We anchored the boat in the inlet to the south and took the dinghy to shore.

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM @300mm, ISO800, f/8, 1/800sec