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Alaska Polar Bear Viewing and Photo Tour with Wild Alaska Travel

Alaska Polar Bear Viewing and Photo Tour - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
Our 2015 Alaska Polar Bear Viewing and Photo Tours along Alaska’s Arctic Coast were a big success! Our groups were very fortunate to witness the powerful presence of polar bears up close this fall, and gain some intimate glimpses into their lives. Thank you for choosing Wild Alaska Travel. See you in 2017!

 “Thanks again for a fabulous trip! It was way beyond our expectations. There was not one minute we did not enjoy!” Jerry and Lana Snyder, Pennsylvania

 

Alaska Polar Bear Viewing Tour - (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
“An amazing one week adventure with a lifetime of memories and friendships that can’t be replaced. Thank you Laurent Dick for making a dream come true!” Melissa Parker, Australia

 

Alaska Polar Bear Viewing and Photo Tour with Wild Alaska Travel - Photo (c) Laurent Dick

One of the many highlights of our fall tour season – a sow and her two cubs pose for us!

 

Alaska Polar Bear Viewing -- Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
Our boat is ready to be pulled out of the water, but a polar bear cub uses our dock as a board to jump on the ice, while its mother looks on.

 

Alaska Polar Bear Cub Eating Whale Meat - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Trave
A polar bear cub feeds on discarded whale meat scraps at the bone pile in Kaktovik. Subsistence whalers harvested four bowhead whales this fall.

 

Arctic Ocean Freezeup Barter Island Bonepile - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
The lagoon separating Barter Island from the Arctic Ocean froze over by mid-October.

 

Marie Mumu Rexford Kaktovik Arctic Ocean - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
Through her fascinating stories, Marie ‘Mumu’ Rexford provides an incredible window into her life growing up in Kaktovik.

 

Northern lights over Kaktovik Barter Island - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
The northern lights dance above the community of Kaktovik on Barter Island along Alaska’s Arctic Coast.

 

Northern Lights Viewing with Wild Alaska Travel
Seeing the northern lights is always a highlight for all of our Wild Alaska Travel tour guests.

 

Alaska Polar Bear Viewing - photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

A couple of polar bears duke it near Barter Island.

 

Polar Bear Cub and Sow - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
We saw several sets of polar bear sows with their cubs, like this sow with her yearling cub. It’s hard to believe that the future these majestic animals, the largest land carnivores on the planet, is in jeopardy because of loss of sea ice.

 

Polar Bears on Sea Ice - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
Freeze up along the Arctic Coast!

 

Alaska Polar Bear at Dawn - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
The warm light of dawn illuminates the sky above a polar bear wandering across the now frozen lagoon near Barter Island.

 

Thank you - Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
Thank you to all of you who joined Wild Alaska Travel and traveled with me to the Arctic Coast.

“We appreciate you being our Leader! Thank you for your caring attitude toward everyone. This made all the difference.  It is a lifetime memory.”
Dan Nilsson, Wisconsin

 

Alaska Polar Bear Cub Playing - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel
Polar bear cubs can entertain themselves for hours rolling around on the ice!

 

Robert Thompson Boat Captain Kaktovik - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

Thank you to Kaktovik boat captain Robert Thompson for guiding our groups safely in your boat.

 

Tim Kamaka Kaktovik and Laurent Dick

Tim Kamaka and his crew went above and beyond to keep our groups comfortable and well fed at the Marsh Creek Inn in Kaktovik. Thank you, Tim!

 

Up Above the Brooks Range - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

And finally, a big thank you to all of the pilots who few us safely to the Arctic and back!

 

 

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