On this day driving to Wrangell – St. Elias National Park the skies were bright and clear. I was also lucky enough to catch this scene right at the peak of fall season. It is the colors, including the red on the mountain side that I enjoy. The landscape driving to and from Valdez contained every color imaginable during the second weekend in September 2009.
The blue mystique of the sky with the billowing clouds, the fog rising from the lake with the dark tree line on the horizon. I wonder if the trees were not there if you could tell the difference from the lake to the sky. Alaska can be so peaceful and calming, this is only one image.
This almost, other-worldly photo was taken at 3:40 am on the road from Anchorage to Telkeetna. Driving along the highway early morning after flying into Alaska I noticed this lake with the unbelievable mirror image and color. After being awake all night I was so happy to see a bit of light starting to show, but even more I knew these images would be a great start to an amazing trip. I am happy to say I was not disappointed.
The Iguanas were complete hams on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. They were begging for more shots and it seemed they almost posed on demand both in downtown and around the island.
Deer and Rabbits – This was a fortunate experience. Hiking up at Red Rocks in the summer evening, as the sun was just starting to set, I came upon a dozen or more deer and over 18 rabbits as I hiked in one evening. With the warm afternoon light these are the results.
Black Bear – This was a juvenile black bear. It was late afternoon and this bear was looking for dinner. A few minutes later he threatened a fisherman who was cornered against a cliff and had nowhere to go besides in the river which unfortunately would not have helped him. Thankfully at the last minute (within 6 feet away) the bear backed down and retreated up the rocks and cliff where he came.
Orca/Killer Whales – while touring Prince William Sound I was fortunate to not only come a pod of Orca Whales, but instead there were at least 3 pods. As one came up and went back into the water another pod would start surfacing.
Salmon – I felt I had to include this shot as it was two salmon jumping. One was just re-entering the water as the other was at the peak of its jump and flipping. This was also taken in Prince William Sound Alaska.
Harbor Seals and Sea Otters – Both of these creatures seem to have human like personalities. They seem to talk to each other and it seems that you can read each emotion as if they were human. The Sea Otters were amazingly shy as we approached them on the icebergs in Prince William Sound.