The lodge is only accessible by float plane or boat
This year we took some extra time for a 'flightsee' over Hallo bay
The scenery when you fly over the area back away from the coast is dramatic and challenging
For the bears it was all about fish and as you can see with two of the three lying down the fishing was good. For me it was the scenery
Everybody was catching fish after fish
And it usually took only a few minutes of anxious watching to spot one
These weren't small salmon either
oops!! Where'd that one go.
Still there were plenty of fish so there was time out to smell the flowers
Stroll the rocky beaches
Notice the claws
But if you are a mother with three cubs catching fish is your main priority even on a rainy day like this one that leaves you all wet
After all the kids are hungry
Fortunately the salmon are running and there are lots to catch
After eating there's time for a nap in the sun.
Or if mom says yes even a quick swim
Some how even bear cubs know how to just be kids
Oops These guys are between us and our transportation. Hope they keep moving
They did. Curious to see what we were up to
Although I've always known there were wolves around, this was my first chance to grab a photo. We caught this white one crossing a rocky shoreline and it took him several minutes to get to a point where he could disappear into the brush.
And of course all the usually gang were there to see. Seals on the rocks
I think he was saying "oh it's you again"
The kittywake colony was smaller this year, but this chick seemed well