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Hosted Trip

Brown Bear Photography in Lake Clark & Katmai

Join Jason Ching and Erin Ranney at Lake Clark Lodge for a 4 day/ 4 night hosted wildlife photography trip in Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks. This 4 day trip includes two fly outs and accomodations at Lake Clark Lodge. 

There will be no shortage of opportunities to capture amazing moments with your camera. We will take you on flights to multiple locations to photograph brown bears, and if you’re lucky, wolves, moose, sea otters, bald eagles, sockeye salmon and much more. Continue scrolling to learn more the dates and trip details. 

Alaskan Bear
Alaskan Bear Cub

Lake Clark Lodge

Our property is conveniently located within a one hour flight from Anchorage making it one of the most convenient ways to explore both Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks. With a maximum of 12 guests nightly, our adventure lodge hosts over a dozen experiences and trip options, from short visits to week-long retreats. Our activities include bear viewing, fishing, hiking, flightseeing, boating, wildlife viewing, national park tours and much more. 

The Experience

Your two days spent in Bristol Bay and Lake Clark National Park will be focused on a custom itinerary that Jason, Erin, and our lodge manager put together. There will be opportunities to see brown bears, moose, photograph sockeye salmon underwater, and even travel to state land for a drone photography lesson at various waterfall locations. Each day will be curated leading up to the moment of the trip. Together, Jason and Erin have worked on numerous projects and will make this experience unforgettable! You can learn more about Jason Ching and his work by watching his film below. 

Jason Ching lives in Seattle, where he's worked as a research scientist for the University of Washington’s Alaska Salmon Program for over a decade. In 2023 he was awarded the Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Film or Video from the Alaska Conservation Foundation. He was recognized for his work in providing visuals of salmon runs to numerous organizations, filmmakers, and media outlets working tirelessly to spread messages to protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine. 

Erin Ranney is a freelance wildlife cinematographer based in Alaska, Washington State and the Falkland Islands. She has a variety of remote field experience, both on boats and land, and has set up and run remote field camps in Alaska. She currently works as a cinematographer for companies such as BBC, PBS, Smithsonian, Disney+ and National Geographic. One of the most recent series she's filmed is the National Geographic/Disney+ series ‘Queens’, premiering in March 2024. 

A Sample of What You Might See...

Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon
Underwater Alaskan Rainbow Trout

First Come, First Serve...

There are currently 4 openings available.

  • 8/30-9/3
  • 2 fly out trips
  • All meals
  • Editing Adivce
  • 4 Nights of Lodging
  • Flights to and from Anchorage
  • Drone, Underwater, Wildlife Photography assistance

Do you have questions?

This trip is designed to be small and intimate. It will be hands on with additional guide staff to guide you on your trip. It's perfect for all ages. Reach out to us about pricing and with any questions you might have. 

Brown Bear Chasing Salmon
Alaska Sea Otter

Filming For National Geographic

Learn More about Erin and her experiences.

Jason Sching Photography

Conservation & Storytelling

Learn more about Jason Ching's conservation work.

Lake Clark Brown Bear

Brown Bears

Learn more about our bear viewing activites. 

Alaskan Red Fox

Wildlife Viewing

Learn more about our wildlife viewing program.