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August 29, 2021  |  Featured  |  Insect Repellents

Outdoor Photographer: Bears Of Katmai National Park

Bears Of Katmai National Park

Travel advice, gear recommendations and camera technique for photographing brown bears in this awe-inspiring destination

Established in 1918 as a national park and preserve in Alaska, Katmai was first designated to protect the area around the cataclysmic 1912 volcanic eruption of Novarupta, which formed the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. The park includes almost two dozen volcanoes, seven of which have been active throughout the past 120 years. Katmai National Park and Preserve encompasses 4,093,077 acres located on the northern Alaska Peninsula, northwest of Kodiak Island and southwest of Homer, Alaska. The current national park and surrounding lands were established in 1980 under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, hosting a diverse variety of wildlife and including one of the largest sockeye salmon runs on the planet.

Katmai is primarily accessed by plane from Anchorage, Homer, King Salmon and Kodiak Island. Brooks Falls and remote camps and lodges along the Naknek River drainage system can be reached by small float, wheeled planes or powerboat from Naknek and King Salmon. Multi-day float trips are also available for the more adventurous.

Continue reading the complete article written by Charles Glatzer and his tips for gearing up for the Katmai National Park here:

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