Harvard Club of Dallas Presents:
Photographing Alaska - Bears, Glaciers and National Parks

August 8-12, 2022 (August 8-18 with extension)


For more information, or to sign up, please contact Andy at andycolemanphotography@gmail.com

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Join photographer Andy Coleman for a unique adventure to photograph the wildlife and scenery of wild Alaska.  Part one of the trip takes us deep within Katmai National Park to photograph Brown Bears as they feed on salmon before hibernating for the winter.   From our comfortable camp (one that we’ve made bear resistant by surrounding with an electric fence), we spend three full days watching the world famous bears of Katmai National Park in a true wilderness setting.  Before returning, we stop in Lake Clark National Park for an evening and take a wonderful hike in the woods to visit a majestic waterfall.

After flying back to Anchorage, there is an option to explore Alaska on your own, or continue with the group to photograph in two more National Parks.  On this extension, we will have the opportunity to hike on a glacier and in an ice cave under the ice, and will continue to look for wildlife  and great scenery along the way.  

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DETAILS:

Main Trip

Dates:  August 8-12, 2022
Location: Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park
Maximum participants: 8

Minimum participants: 8
 

Cost: Per person $4115

Deposit: $1000 per person to reserve a spot. 

Extension

Dates: August 12-18, 2022

Location: Kenai Fjords National Park, Matanuska Glacier, Castner Glacier, Denali National Park

Maximum participants: 8

Minimum participants: 5

Cost: Per person TBD, will be less than $2500.  We will have confirmation on the exact amount once we get a better sense of the number of participants

Deposit: $200 per person to reserve a spot. 

Trip Details

August 8-12, 2022 (August 8-18 with extension)

Main Trip:

The main trip will be run with Alaska Alpine Adventures, experts in travel in Alaska for over 22 years.  In addition to supplying us with all the gear we will need to set up camp near the bears, they will provide two experienced wilderness guides/naturalists to make sure our experience is both safe and comfortable.  

You can get more details on this part of the trip here - Alaska Alpine Adventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extension

 

The extension will include a visit to some of the most beautiful parts of Alaska via our comfortable motor coach.  Along the way, we will experience some classic Alaska roadhouses for meals, and will stay in lodges that will give us access to some of the best scenery in North America.

We will start in the town of Seward, where we will take a 6 hour cruise within Kenai Fjords National Park, on the lookout for wildlife and glaciers.  Before leaving the area, we will hike to Exit Glacier

As we head north, we will stop in Glacier View for some hiking and will take a tour to hike up to (and ON) the Matanuska Glacier.

We will continue north to explore the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range, we will hike to the Castner Glacier with a chance to explore the ice cave under the glacier.  The days are getting shorter this time of year so we will hope for clear skies for a chance to possibly see the Northern Lights.  

Finally, we will drive to Denali National Park, one of the jewels of the National Park System, to photograph the scenic vistas and wildlife in the Park.  

On our way back to Anchorage, we will stop at several overviews to attempt to photograph Denali, the highest peak in North America.  

 


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Photographer Andrew Coleman has traveled around the globe in search of amazing wildlife and landscapes. He has contributed to National Geographic Traveler and the National Geographic website, as well as other publications, and is represented in the National Geographic Image Collection. Andrew has an insatiable appetite to be in the wild and, through his images, attempts to capture the extraordinary beauty of the natural world.  Over the course of his career, he has traveled, camera in hand, to some of the world’s most remarkable places, including Alaska, Jordan, Easter Island, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, Bhutan, and Uganda. He has been a photography expert on National Geographic Expeditions from Yellowstone National Park to the Galápagos, and from Borneo to the Arctic, Antarctica and beyond.