Before we left the city comforts of Kuching, Malaysia for the jungle, we visited a couple of nearby wildlife centers.
"Aaahhh" (this is one of the NatHab operations guys)...it was full sunshine and just a few degrees below zero as we boarded our private charter plane in Winnipeg for our 3-hour flight north to our destination: Churchill, Manitoba.
Who in their right minds (okay...that part is questionable...???) would do a winter getaway in northern Canada?
After a couple of days exploring Kukak Bay, Captain John navigated the Ursus to the larger, less protected Hallo Bay on the edge of Katmai National Park.
After our day in Kodiak, we took a float plane across Kodiak Island and the Shelikof Strait to the pure Alaska wilderness that is Katmai National Park, on the north-eastern coast of the Alaska peninsula.