Beauty Within the Beast

Conservation biologist Stephen Stringham shared incredible highlights and spectacular photos from half a century of living with Alaska’s bears. We enjoyed the Geography of Hope video he created for us with “high adventure, low humor and fascinating science.” Some stories will make you rock with laughter, others are the stuff of nightmares. Hear of sublime encounters including with a female grizzly in heat who anointed Steve’s clothing with her God-given perfume, or when a mother grizzly brought her cubs over to Steve, then lay down beside him to nurse the cub and to nap. We are sure you will love re-watching this event chock full of imagery – stunning photos, beautiful photo-paintings and engaging video. Then, watch the Geography of Hope Q&A session.

Steve’s video

About the Speaker: Steve completed his Masters in Science degree studying moose behavior, and his Doctor of Philosophy studying the behavior and ecology of bears – the subject to which most of his professional career has been devoted. Although he has worked in Europe and many parts of North America, most of his career has been spent in Alaska.