(Chronicle Books, April 1, 1987)
Spend a year in the wilds of Alaska with the most ferocious of American mammals. From spring thaw through the endless light of Arctic summer, from the spectacular and panoramic color of the short Alaskan autumn to the deep snows of the bitter polar winter, noted wildlife photographer Michio Hoshimo tracks a family of Alaskan grizzlies. In photograph after fascinating photograph, he captures the intimate details of their lives in the wild, whether at play or on the hunt. This is wildlife photography at its very finest, set against the rugged and awesome beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.