Our fourth day in Lake Clark was our only slow day, if you want to call it that. By that I mean it was the only day where we didn’t have something amazing every shoot. We still had plenty of bears and got some nice pictures, it just didn’t feel up to snuff of the other days. But that is wildlife photography, and there will be good days and there will be bad days. It was by no means a bad day; it just wasn’t amazing like the other days. My group certainly started to get picky, but I couldn’t blame them because of how much we had already seen.
Early in the day we were with the mom and three-year-old cubs for quite a while, hoping they would play. They were pretty tired it seemed, and didn’t do much at all other than eat. Not long after we found the four-year-old siblings, and we had a great intimate time with them. They did a little playing, but for the most part they didn’t do much but eat. But they allowed us to be close and it was a neat time with them because they were so chill. Once they left my group actually went on a little hill and most of us took a nap. It was such an awesome nap to just lay there with bears around and get a catnap in. A couple people couldn’t sleep and watched for bears, but it was such a good nap!
After dinner we went to the beach, because we had been having real good success on the beach after dinner. Tonight didn’t disappoint either. There were some adolescent bears, and a couple didn’t like each other. After running down the beach, they turned and ran onto the tidal flats. We got to hear some nice bear growling, and the lighting was really neat. Just being out in Lake Clark and seeing all the bear behavior we have seen already is so amazing!