Image of the Month – May 2011

April 30th, 2011 by

Standing brown bear sow, Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Brown bear sow, or female grizzly bear stands tall, raised up on her hind feet. Coastal brown bears can stand nearly 10' tall. (Ursus arctos). Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. To view a larger version of this photo, please click on the photo above.

Hey Folks,

From last year’s Grizzly Bear Fall Photo Tour. It took a lot of trying, but I finally managed to snag a few images of this grand bear standing upright, looking toward me.

A photo like this is one I’ve really wanted for a long, long time, so I was pretty glad when I finally managed to get something like this.

Can’t wait to get back there this year and see how she’s doing. The bears are just a great way to end the season.



If you like it, share it!

    One Response to “Image of the Month – May 2011”

    1. Carl Says:

      Hey Folks,

      Just to add a quick note. Due to some unforeseen circumstances and a bit of bad luck, 2 last minute cancellations have created one space available on each of these weeklong trips. As a result, we can now offer a reduced price for the last space available, at $2000 for the one week trip, or $3600 for the 2 week trip. That’s a great deal if anyone is interested, please contact me ASAP.

      Thanks so much,



    I'd love to hear from you - please leave a reply;

    Carl Donohue and Expeditions Alaska avatar

    Owner and guide Carl Donohue.


    eBook Giveaway

      Download a free eBook. Available on iBooks or Pdf.


    Polar Bears of Alaska

    free ebook of Alaska polar bear photos by Carl Donohue and Expeditions Alaska.


    The Photographer's Guidebook to Shooting the Aurora Borealis.

    free ebook about photographing the northern lights by Carl Donohue and Expeditions Alaska.


    Shopping For Gear?


        * Outdoor Research
        * Patagonia
        * Montbell
        * Arcteryx
        * Mountain Hardwear
        * Western Mountaineering
        * EXPED
        * Black Diamond
        * Mystery Ranch
        * Feathered Friends

    Recent Articles


    Expeditions Alaska logo

    Error: Please enter a valid email address

    Error: Invalid email

    Error: Please enter your first name

    Error: Please enter your last name

    Error: Please enter a username

    Error: Please enter a password

    Error: Please confirm your password

    Error: Password and password confirmation do not match