Alaska Bears, Puffins, Sea otters

grizzly cubs play

grizzly cubs play

We traveled to Alaska to photograph Grizzly or Coastal Brown Bears, Puffins, and Sea Otters. I am always trying to expand my vision so Bears were very challenging. The bears were at Lake Clark National Park off the Cook inlet and the otters and Puffins near Seward, Alaska. Although it rained off and on for most of the time there were breaks and the overcast light was actually perfect. I used a Canon 1dx mark ii body and a 300 mm f2.8 lens with a  1.4 extender most of the time and on landscape a 17-40 mm wide angle lens. Usually I was on a tripod but some hand-held shots.

 

"dancing cubs"

“dancing cubs”

3 cubs and mother

3 cubs and mother

 

grizzly cub

grizzly cub

grizzly cub

grizzly cub

Brown Bear mother grazing

Brown Bear mother grazing

Momma Grizzly

Momma Grizzly

Momma Grizzly

Horned Puffin

 

Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffin

Sea Otter

Sea Otter

Sea Otters

Sea Otters

Coastal Brown Bears

Coastal Brown Bears

3 cubs and mother

bear cub