Ferry View of the Inside Passage (Re-post)

(This post originally published in September 2010) Over the past couple of days, I’ve been chatting on Twitter with a couple of people about travel in Alaska. During our chats, travel by the Alaskan ferry (Alaska Marine Highway) came up and there seems to be some interest in this form of travel there. So I’ve […]

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First Day in the Big “A”

I’m posting this brief travel post from my Whittier, Alaska hotel room, overlooking the beautiful Prince William Sound. I flew in to Anchorage last night … actually, arrived a bit after midnight (seemed like the 3:00am time I would have been in back home!). After grabbing my luggage, I picked up my rental car and […]

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LeConte Bay 2011, Conclusion

In this final post of LeConte Bay and Glacier, let me show another wildlife species we saw there, the Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus). As we cruised down the bay and headed towards the glacier, we noticed a female mountain goat with a rare sight … two kids!     A female with 2 kids is […]

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LeConte Glacier 2011, Pt. 2

Yesterday’s post included the grand Ice Kingdom we experienced as we pulled into LeConte Bay, heading towards LeConte Glacier. Today’s post includes some photos of the area’s most popular residents, the Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina). It is very common to find large numbers of harbor seals swimming and lying about the icebergs at the foot […]

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LeConte Glacier 2011, Part 1

Today’s post is the first of a couple of posts from the scenic jetboat trip the members of the workshop group took¬† to LeConte Glacier. Most of the trip was in a light rain and total cloudy conditions. But viewing glaciers and glacial ice is best done in these conditions … with no direct sunlight […]

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A Berg is Born!

Today’s Post was taken while visiting LeConte Glacier (Alaska). Glaciers are continuously on the move, as they wind down the mountainside. This movement, although so very small, causes the terminal end of the glacier to periodically crack and fall from the glacier. This process is called “calving”. For anyone who has never witnessed a glacier […]

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LeConte Glacier, Part 1

Last night, I spoke with Dolphin Charters, the company that is running the Alaska Photo Workshop that I’ll be leading in a few weeks. One of the things they told me was that the ice at LeConte Glacier, one of our stops, is very good this year. That was good news … the last time […]

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!

Today’s post is about another interesting area, not far from Anan Creek (the subject of my last 4 posts). The area I’m referring to is “Shakes Lake”. Before we get into the images, let me explain a bit of history regarding the “Shakes” name, which is common around the Wrangell, Alaska area. The title of […]

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