I'm finally at home and am able to view your shots bg. Man what a wonderful experience you had and I'm happy you took the plunge and went for it. I'm sure it wasn't cheap but out of it all you have a lifetime of wonderful memories which would be worth their weight in gold.
Absolutely gorgeous photos! What a wonderful experience for you. I have a passion for bears and have spent time in Alaska with grizzlies and on the Hudson Bay in Manitoba with polar bears. It is definitely addictive, one can never get enough of these incredible animals. Thanks so much for postings, I so enjoyed the photos and reading about your trip!