Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Bears and Salmon in Alaska
The falls can be reached by flying commercially from Anchorage, Alaska, to King Salmon and from there going seat fare in the various small floatplanes that provide transportation to the park. There's a campground and also a lodge at the park as well as a restaurant. Viewing platforms allow for easy photography at the Falls. The park has rarely encountered any "bear incidents" but with the bears wandering everywhere a certain amount of common sense and etiquette is required of visitors.
There are so many bears around that you can get good photographs with almost any lens. For true closeups, though, I recommend at least a 300mm focal length and 500mm for head shots. There is often the opportunity to photograph fishermen, bears and float planes all in the same image.