Kayaking with Grizzlies.

For several hours I watched this grizzly swim for miles from island to island. Each time he’d struggle against the swirling tidal currents and battle one of the roughest oceans and rainiest days that I’d seen in three weeks of paddling through the wilderness. He would climb out of the water, shake vigorously, and then pant for a while, utterly exhausted.

Photographed during my Artist in Residency at Glacier Bay National Park. For funding my stay, I am very grateful to the National Park Service, Alaska Geographic, and the Voices of the Wilderness program.