June is prime time to photograph Katmai brown bear with Halo Glacier in the backdrop. Brown bear are at their highest concentration here during the June-July mating season and sows with cubs have emerged from their dens.
June brings porpoise, seals, sea lions whales and sea otters plus dozens of species of nesting seabirds to Halo Bay. Many of these nesting species are year-round residents.
Black Oystercatchers build nests above high tide on the sandy beaches among the rocks and driftwood. Both horned and tufted puffins begin building nests in the cliffs in April and May. Tufted puffins build their nests by burrowing tunnels into the grassy hillsides, while the horned puffins build their nests in the crevices of the rocky shoreline cliffs of Ninagiak Island in Halo Bay.
The wildlife here lives in some of the most remote wilderness areas rarely visited by man. The photos were all taken with a 200mm lens.