Horned Puffin

Nikon D500 field-tested: Long-expected successor to the Nikon D300 worth the wait!

Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)Few cameras have had a more loyal following than the Nikon D300 (and predecessor Nikon D200). For those who wanted a pro-quality Nikon without moving to the size and expense of full-frame, they represented an excellent combination of features at a reasonable price. However, as the years have gone by, the tech in those cameras has been left in the dust. Many owners have been forced to move either “down” to a more consumer-oriented, but newer, model like the , or up to a larger, more-expensive, model like the . No longer. I shot almost exclusively in Alaska for two weeks with a , and loved it. It is easy to hold, fun to use, and took photos that are as high quality as I’ve ever seen from a 21MP sensor.

Alaska Brown (aka "Grizzly") Bear & Puffin Photo Safari 2017 (2 sessions)

Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 18:00
Session 1: July 9-15, 2017 (5 nights at the Lodge, Maximum 6 photographers, 2 openings)

Session 2: July 14-21, 2017 (6 nights at the Lodge, SOLD OUT)

2017 is shaping​ up as another great year for Bears & Puffins

It seems like just yesterday, but 2017 will be my 18th year returning to the Cook Inlet in Alaska to photograph America's most spectacular animals.  

Spending a week [6 nights, giving us 5 full and two partial shooting days for the second session, (or 5 nights for the first session) -- longer than other trips to the area] with Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears, often called Grizzlies, is truly a life-changing experience. Unlike the bears at Brooks Lodge in Katmai, which are stressed out and offer very limited viewing, we'll be able to see bears in their native and un-stressed environment.

One day the bears will be grazing on the nutrient rich grass and the next they'll be up to their shoulder digging in the mud for clams. Without question these are my favorite weeks of the year.