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SEPTEMBER 2020

JOIN OUR AWARD-WINNING TEAM OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND WILD DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD – BEAR CREEK IN ALASKA
IN A PRIVATE CAMP, WHICH IS ESPECIALLY SET UP FOR US, IN A SMALL GROUP, AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS POSSIBLE
Katmai National Park- Bear Creek, Alaska With expedition leaders –
Roie Galitz and Amit Eshel

Katmai National Park belongs to one of the most bear densest places on earth and there are only a few places where you can get this close to bears! During this trip, we head to the coast of Katmai National Park, more precisely to a place we call ”Bear Creek” located in the southern part of the park. Not many visitors come to this area thanks to the remoteness.

The coastline of Katmai is a premiere place for bear photography and for sure one of the best places in the world to photograph bears. Our specific location, Bear Creek, is a great place for photographing and viewing the salmon-fishing grizzly bears.

The scenery at Bear Creek is also spectacular, a valley surrounded by high mountains.

We have our fixed tent camp near the area where the bears hunt for salmon so we don´t have to walk very far from camp to view the bears, therefore we maximize our photo possibilities in field. As a matter of fact, we sometimes get the possibility to photograph both bears and wolves right from the camp.

About Expedition Leader - Roie Galitz

An award-winning wildlife photographer, entrepreneur, and educator. Ambassador for Nikon (Israel), DJI, Wix, and Greenpeace - Arctic and Antarctic.

For over a decade, Roie is exploring and documenting our planet’s wildlife. His photographs get great exposure worldwide, millions of views and frequent appearances in the media (most recently featured in the BBC's Snow Bears film). It was presented in local and international exhibitions, featured in exclusive magazines and honored with many international awards over the years.

 

About Expedition Leader - Amit Eshel

An award-winning wildlife photographer, with amazing knowledge and love for the natural world. During 2019, Amit has won the Grand Prize in Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice Awards, one of the world's leading photo awards. With such extensive knowledge and unique style, a workshop with Amit will surely take your photography to the next level.

A unique Expedition designed for wildlife photographers?
  • Private camp in the wild– which is set up just for us.

  • Personal photography guidance from our award-winning team of wildlife photographers.

  • Only eight participants.

  • During one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Important Information

Location: Alaska
Dates: 14.9.20 – 22.9.20  |  21.9.20 - 29.9.20
Temperatures during our voyage: 0-15 centigrade

Guided by: Roie Galitz / Amit Eshel
Cost: 6980$ 

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DAY 1

14 SEPTEMBER, 2020

21 SEPTEMBER, 2020

ARRIVAL - KODIAK ISLAND

DAY 2-8

15-21 SEPTEMBER, 2020

22-28 SEPTEMBER, 2020


CAMPING IN KATMAI

DAY 9

22 SEPTEMBER, 2020

29 SEPTEMBER, 2020

RETURNING TO KODIAK

important information 

Cost includes:

  • Flight to Katmai National Park from Kodiak Island and return. 
  • Transportation from Kodiak Airport to the hotel of your choice.
  • Transportation from the hotel to the seaplane the day of departure, also transportation to the hotel at the return
  • All guiding at site
  • All meals in the field
  • All necessary camping equipment except the sleeping bags. Security equipment such as satellite phone, emergency beacon, first aid kit, electric fence

Not included:

  • Costs related to the days before and after the tour dates in the field.

  • Local hotel and meals in Anchorage and at Kodiak 

COST: 6980$

CANCELLATION

From registration to 100 days before departure – 20% refund.

From 99 to 60 days before departure – 50% refund.

From 59 days to 40 days to departure  - 20% refund.

From 39 days to departure – no refund. 

 

(Working days only).

 

We strongly recommend getting travel insurance that covers unexpected cancellations as well.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

You must purchase a comprehensive and extended insurance policy that covers all the activities during the trip you signed up for, including personal insurance, luggage, full medical coverage for adventure travel, including rescue from dangerous and remote places
Important note: Phototeva does not insure or provide insurance coverage for travelers or their equipment. Participants must purchase full insurance for all the usual and adventure activity expected on the trip, including accidents and medical insurance. The participants are responsible for purchasing the required insurance coverage. It is very important to take care of this as soon as possible. 

  • As in any trip, especially to such a remote destination whose infrastructure of tourism, transport, rescue, evacuation, and medical services are very poor, problems and injuries may occur. By signing up for this trip, the participant declares that he/she understands and accepts the expected and unexpected dangers that may occur and could cause serious injury and even worse and that his/her physical health and mental strength are sufficient for such a journey. The participants must ensure that they have received all the information they need before embarking on the trip. ​

  • You must purchase a comprehensive and extended insurance policy that covers all the activities during the trip This includes personal insurance, baggage insurance, full adventure travel insurance, including medical evacuation from remote and dangerous areas, as well as trip cancellation insurance.  To be clear, Phototeva does not insure or provide insurance coverage for participants/​

  • As with any trip, preparations are required, such as vaccinations. Phototeva cannot provide such information as it varies from person to person.​

  • This trip including staying in a private camp set up in the wild – conditions are Spartan.​

  • If the participant has a medical problem that may interfere with or prevent him/her from taking part in the various trip activities, he/she must notify the company before registration and tell the guide at the start of the trip.
    In some cases, you will be required to provide a doctor’s note from the attending physician in order to join the trip. Without this permission, you cannot participate.​

  • Visa is required. it is the responsibility of travelers to make sure it is obtained. Phototeva will not be responsible for the refusal of entry for visitors or even the entire group. The decision is made only by local authorities. ​

  • The trip is contingent upon a minimum number of participants. ​

  • Phototeva and the trip organizers cannot guarantee that you will sight or photograph any particular animal. Nature is totally wild and there are many variables that can affect this.​

  • We are expected to walk 4-10 km a day - depending on the location of the bears. There may be smooth stones along the bank or need to cross the shallow river, and participants should be prepared accordingly in terms of footwear and clothing

  • The number of days in the camp may vary due to weather conditions - it may be necessary to shorten/extend a day or even several days, in case of weather that does not fit the flight to or from Kodiak.​

  • Changes and schedule delays may occur because like (but not limited) to extreme weather, animal location, mechanical faults, local government decision, and more. The final decision on the schedule will be determined by the training team. ​

  • In very rare cases, the instructor may be replaced before the start of the trip.​

  • In rare cases, Phototeva may cancel the trip at any stage and provide a refund.

NOTES

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