Revisiting Blue Ice Fields

(I’m at the Lee’s Summit Art Festival today (the last day of the festival), meeting more wonderful nature-lovers and displaying my artwork. If you live in the Kansas City area, please stop by and say “Hi”. Yesterday, I met many great folks and enjoyed a wonderful weather day (low 60’s, sunny and just a gentlest […]

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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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