June to September tends to be the optimum time to head to the wilderness of Katmai for superb bear viewing, but each month brings different behaviours and activities.
June sees the bears converge on the coast of Katmai National Park to breed and forage for razor clams and raid the forests to enjoy protein rich sedges and vegetation.
In July, the bears continue to replenish following hibernation eating grasses and berries. This is a great time to see young bears frolicking and mothers nursing their cubs.
Action takes over in August when the salmon arrive in the rivers with the bears eager to glut on as many as possible. A photographer’s delight as the bears perfect their fishing skills in the rushing rivers of Katmai.
The fishing frenzy continues as the bears reach their largest size in September having gorged all summer. At this time of year an autumnal glow arrives in the park and provides a beautiful backdrop.