Alaska Trip (Part 2) — Coastal Beauty   5 comments

Probably the most “touristy” thing that we did in Alaska was our day cruise from Resurrection Bay along the Kenai Peninsula.  I’m a sucker for coastal landscape photography, so I burned through about 500 photos during the day (eventually deleting 200 of them).  Oh how I wish I had a 400mm or 500mm lens!  But I’m pretty happy with the shots that I got.

I suspect there will be a sizable number of photos on this blog post.  You’ve been warned!

(Above)  Obligatory tourist type photo as we waited to board our boat, the Glacier Explorer.  Hey, if I have a camera in my hand I have to shoot something.

(Above)  A pair of sea otters in Resurrection Bay.

(Above)  Glaciers and spruce-covered mountains drop to the sea.  Not exactly the Jersey shore that we east-coasters are used to.

(Above)  Somewhat harsh early morning light created very contrasty conditions.  Still, this was much better than the alternative of clouds and rain which is typical of Alaska in August.

(Above)  Now we’re talking.  A cooperative humpback whale dives for food close to shoreline.  The particular whale was doing “bubble net feeding”, which is not commonly observed.

(Above)  Plenty of sea lion activity along the coast.  In my next life I want to be a sea lion and hang out on the rocks, sunbathing.  Except, you know, for that Orca problem.

(Above)  Thank goodness for digital.  If this was film I’d probably have run out already.

(Above)  One of my favorites from Day 1.  I like the depth-of-field and the painterly effect.

Not even half way through our day’s cruise to the glacier.  That will be the subject for the next post.  If you’ve made it this far, thanks for checking out the photos!


Posted August 22, 2012 by ~ Bruce in Seascapes, Travel Photography

5 responses to “Alaska Trip (Part 2) — Coastal Beauty

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  1. Fabulous, cant wait for more !!!

  2. I have wonderful memories of our time in Alaska, but you have given me “visuals” which are priceless. Thank you, Bruce — you are amazing!

  3. Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

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