2021—Bear Country—Kodiak

On our last morning photographing Kodiak Brown Bears on Kodiak Island in Alaska, I realized I had focused my photography entirely on the bears and neglected to get the big picture of Bear Country. I was quite taken with the pristine landscape on the island and the absence of human intervention. The bears had disappeared briefly so I had an opportunity to use my new Nikkor Z14-24mm f/2.8 lens and take a few landscape shots. The storm clouds were lifting but I wanted to give a dramatic effect to the scene so I shot it in black and white.