Brown bear photographer Karel Mathisen Atkinson, August presenter

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Image for Aug.-Oct. 2023 Werner Wildlife press releases.

Award-winning photographer, Karel Mathisen Atkinson will present “Brown Bears and Human Fascination with Them” on Thursday, August 17, at 7 p.m. at the August Werner Wildlife Study series.

Mathisen Atkinson will present a photographic journey through the world of bears as she shares her photos and adventures from the five days she spent last summer immersed in the world of coastal brown bears during the Alaska salmon run. She will also discuss the similarities and differences between grizzlies, brown bears, and black bears.

In addition to award-winning photography, Mathisen Atkinson is a community education/OLLI teacher for Casper College. “I’ve been taking photos since I was a teenager specializing in wildlife and landscape,” she said. After photographing the famous Teton National Park Bear 399 and her cubs in 2017, Mathisen Atkinson focused her efforts on bears. She continues to travel, always in search of the perfect bear photo.

The Werner Wildlife Study Series takes place in the Africa-Arctic Room in the museum. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 307-235-2108.

The Werner Wildlife Museum, located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street, is free and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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