Jellies

Upon conclusion of my September Alaska journey to photograph the great Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears (coastal grizzlies), I also spent a couple of days with my friends Rick and Dorla, who own and operate “A Seaside Adventure” and is located across the bay from Homer, in the very picturesque Little Tutka Bay. One of my favorite things to do here (among the many!) is to photograph the very interesting sea creatures when the tide is low. Unfortunately, the tide changes during my trip this year were not nearly as dramatic as they usually are. This created a low tide that was not that much below the normal tide level. Nevertheless, I put on my waterproof boots and waded the tide pools to see what interesting things I could find.

One of this trip’s interesting finds were jellyfish. Although jellyfish are common in Alaskan waters, their numbers are very high this year. Here are a few images I made of the jellyfish as they drifted into the shallow waters:

 

Jellyfish in tidepool at low tide

Jellyfish in tidepool at low tide

Jellyfish in tidepool at low tide

 

 

Besides the jellies, I also photographed a lot of the colorful sea stars. I’ll feature some of these beauties in another post. And if you are planning on a trip to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, you should consider a trip to “A Seaside Adventure”. Rick and Dorla are very nice people and can schedule a lot of different activities for your stay: cruising Tutka Bay for wildlife (which is plentiful), take a half or full day kayak adventure to some of the area’s islands, just lounge around and relax … they have it all there! Here is a link to their website:  “A Seaside Adventure”

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