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2022 – Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska Photography Holiday

July 13 - July 20

Example of the Type of Image That You May Have Opportunities to Capture During the Natureslens Glaciers, Whales, Eagles & Bears of Alaska Photography Holiday
  • Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers

    of Alaska

    Join us in Juneau, Alaska for a 7 night wildlife photography tour to photograph orca, humpback whales, bald eagles & brown bears plus amazing landscapes & glacier-scapes.

    Juneau is home to a wide range of wildlife & boasts some the of most beautiful & dramatic scenery in America. The perfect backdrop for your wildlife photography.

    13th - 20th July 2022

    £4649 per participant

    £500 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 5 participants - places available..

    Bookings close: May 31, 2022

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    Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska - £4649 per participant

    13th - 20th July 2022
    £4649 per participant
    places available.
    £4649 per participant - places available.
  • Southern Alaska boasts some of the most beautiful & dramatic scenery to be found in all of North America. This fabulous location is home to a diverse range of wildlife species, in the air, on the land & in the water, all these species thrive in the harsh, dramatic climate & the varied habitat that Alaska offers – this is the amazing setting for our Glaciers, Whales, Eagles & Bears of Alaska Photography Holiday.
    Join us for this amazing photography experience, based in the heart of Alaska’s mountainous south. This photography tour includes a week packed with photographic opportunities in the area surrounding Juneau, southern Alaska. You will have the opportunity to capture images of the impressive bald eagle as it feeds at a creek that sees these impressive raptors grabbing salmon from the water, to photograph bears as they fish for salmon, spend time capturing images of humpback whales &, hopefully, orca during 2 days on our exclusively charted boat that takes us far out into the channels that surround Juneau &, finally, spend time travelling to the glaciers & fjords that have carved the mountainous landscape.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of amazing wildlife of Southern Alaska, in United States, during the Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £4649 per participant.
    The wildlife, paired with dramatic snow-tipped mountains, salmon-filled creeks, glacier-fed water channels & more, ensures that there is no other setting & subject pairing for photography quite like this. Throughout the trip, you will have abundant opportunities to capture both “in the environment” & frame-filling images of bald eagle, black bear, grizzly bear, harbour seal, humpback whale, orca, sea lion.
    You will spend 2 separate days – the first early in the week, the second on the final day – cruising down the Tracy Arm Fjord to see Alaska’s greatest combination of mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, glaciers & icebergs. The ice in Tracy Arm interferes with the sonar of whales, so it is the perfect place for hundreds of harbour seals to have their pups in the summer months.
    The face of Sawyer Glacier is a little over half a mile wide & is an active tidewater glacier, which means it “calves” or breaks off. Pieces of ice ranging from the size of a small car to a cruise ship can fall off the face of the glacier, hitting the water with a thunderous roar.
    The water at the end of the fjord is nearly 600 feet deep & when underwater calving takes place, the ice remains intact, creating Alaska’s largest icebergs. In other glacier areas, the calved ice generally crumbles but not here. Underwater calvings surface like giant submarines that rise over 250 feet & then settle into the water like large, blue ships! The icebergs are framed by sheer mountain peaks that reach over 7,000 feet.
    You will also spend 2 days humpback whale watching in seas bordered by towering mountains with hanging glaciers as your backdrop. If you are lucky, you may also see sea lions, eagles & seals. Our exclusive chartered boat is skippered by the best captain in the Juneau area for whale watching. He will be in touch with all the other boats, so you have the most up to date locations of where the action is happening. With just 6 of us on the boat, there will be plenty of room to move around.

    The location that we take you to for bear photography is an excellent spot to observe & photograph bears during the peak of the salmon run. This location is a short creek that flows over a beautiful waterfall and into the saltwater. From the shores of the peaceful cove, you will hear the roar of the waterfall, whilst in the creek itself, the salmon navigate between rocks and bears. You will spend 5-6 hours each on 2 separate days exploring a half-mile of creek photographing the bears as they hunt, fish & play. This day will start with a scenic flight by floatplane to what is considered to be some of the most prime bear country on earth. The backdrop is a dramatic waterfall where the bears fish for salmon. We sit right on the creek bank, where we hope to observe bears as they emerge from the woods to fish. The creek is often a great spot to see mothers with cubs; our viewing spot on the creek bank provides an exciting eye-level view of the action.

    The schedule for this trip has been designed to allow you to make the most of the photography opportunities available in the area. You will return with images of the bluest glaciers & the wildlife that lives on & adjacent to these towers of ice. Images of humpback whales &, hopefully, the transient orcas that feast on fish in the area; photographs of the bald eagles as they pounce on the salmon that swim in the cold waters of their creek & of course the bears as they attempt to fish for salmon in Pack Creek.
    This is a photography holiday designed by photographers for photographers to ensure that every element of the experience enables you to achieve photographs that you will be proud to add to your portfolio.
    Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!
    Photographable Species: bald eagle, black bear, grizzly bear, harbour seal, humpback whale, orca, sea lion

    Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    arrive juneau

    day 2

    full-day of bear photography

    day 3

    ½ day of whale photography, ½ day of eagle photography

    day 4

    full-day of photography whilst sailing up tracey arm fjord

    day 5

    full-day of bear photography

    day 6

    ½ day of whale photography, ½ day of eagle photography

    day 7

    full-day of photography whilst sailing up tracey arm fjord

    day 8

    depart juneau

    Orcas Playing In The Sea   Photographed During A NaturesLens Wildlife Of Alaska Photography Holiday
  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a half board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Ian - Bald Eagles of Alaska - 2016

      Local contacts, guides & drivers are experienced, high quality, & know the best places to go to get the sightings. The 'tour leaders' are experienced photographers & can offer advice on settings & composition.

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 13th - 20th July 2022 & costs £4649 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £500 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy taking some landscapes or in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a monopod to help steady your lens while you are out on the boat looking for whales or photographing glaciers.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack plenty of warm & weatherproof clothing. Layering is key to keeping warm, especially when you are out at sea or near the glacier so thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers with a wind & waterproof down coat is best. For your lower half you will need fleece or winter lined trousers coupled with good waterproof over trousers to keep you warm & dry.

    To protect your hands, you should pack silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm under ski gloves will help to keep your hands warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    If you don't have a hood on your coat, you should pack a warm hat to protect your head & a balaclava or snood to protect your face from the wind. This is especially important while you are out on the boat for whale watching or to photograph the glaciers.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots!

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska Photography Holiday Summary

    The Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £4649 per participant

    & takes place in Juneau in the United States, between the dates of 13th - 20th July 2022. It is ideal for photographing bald eagle, black bear, grizzly bear, harbour seal, humpback whale, orca, sea lion & more. This photography holiday is led by Ian Roberts for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 5, plus Ian. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Juneau Airport. , although you may be able to travel on the same flights as Ian, if you are traveling from London. Transfers between Juneau Airport & Juneau are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

    Bears, Eagles, Whales & Glaciers of Alaska Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £500 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: April 13th, 2022*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: May 31st, 2022.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

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  • Details

    13th - 20th July 2022
    £4649 per participant
    Event Category:


    United States
    Juneau,AKUnited States


    Ian Roberts