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FRAZER LAKE, Alaska — The mystique of the Kodiak bear is legendary. Their large heads are what locals say separates them from other grizzlies. Kodiak bears are a subspecies of the brown or grizzly bear and reach well over 1,000 pounds. Numbering 3,500 who live in the Kodiak Archipelago, the bears have been isolated from the mainland for thousands of years.


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Steve Kohls
I started my career in photography after graduation from Moorhead State College with photography positions at the Daily News in Wahpeton, ND. , Country Echo in Pequot Lakes, The Journal in New Ulm and settling at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1975. I have been teaching fine art black and white and color photography at Central Lakes College for the past 15 years. Currently I have been teaching Underwater Photography for Central Lakes College and the Minnesota School of Diving for the past 7 years. From May to November you can find me at the Mineland Recreation Area either scuba diving and photographing the fish or enjoying the beauty of our area’s newest lakes.
(218) 855-5870