I've posted once already about my 2016 trip to Denali. The rain was epic. I took about 2700 frames. My best guess is that there was "sun" shining in maybe 50 frames. Nonetheless, I loved it. And, I have a return trip planned out for this year.
As a lone camper and hiker, I feel it prudent to take a lot of care, and I mean a LOT of care, hiking alone in grizzly country. Such was Denali. I saw about 40 grizzly over 11 days. I spent a fair amount of my hiking time evading grizzlies. I yell a lot so they know I'm around. The most common scenario was to see them come over a ridge, and head toward me, not yet knowing I was there. They can cover ground very fast, certainly faster than me. I retreated to the road several times to get on one of the hiker buses because the grizzlies were getting too close.
I photographed (handheld, 100mm, first photo, below) this sow nursing her cubs after such a retreat to a bus. The sow came over a ridge with her cubs and headed for me. She did not seem to know that I was there. I walked left. She and her cubs headed left. I headed right. They headed right. I figured a retreat was in order about that time.
The 2nd photo (below) is the first photo at 100%. The 3rd photo shows her claws quite nicely. No thank you:)
P.S. If you are wondering....no, I won't take photos of grizzlies from the tundra while hiking alone. Very dangerous. I'm too busy walking the other way.