Ash deposits on mountains of Geographic Harbor in Katmai National Park came from the great Katmai eruption 100 years ago. The ash was five feet deep on Kodiak across the Shelikof Strait.
Kayaks are a great way to see and photograph wildlife.
Kodiak bears are the largest on earth. This fellow weighs over 1200 pounds now in the spring and will be 1500 pounds after the salmon runs. We were on his beach and politely vacated when he came to dig clams. Note laid back ears, flared nostrils and direct stare!
This Kingfisher flitted onto our rail with dinner in his beak.
Freshly baked bread and homemade caviar for an afternoon treat.
Sow and cubs fishing in stream when two other bears interrupted. She is chasing them away.
Speaking of dinner
Right next to our boat!
We call this,"The Joys of Motherhood"