Alaska part two

After our adventure the day before we woke up early to catch out boat out to the lodge. We had about a 5 hour ride of sight seeing before we arrived at the lodge. Along the way we spotted some Puffins that had not gone out to sea for winter.

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I found that my Canon 7Dmkii paired with My Canon 100-400 F4.5-5.6 ISii was the perfect setup for shooting from a moving boat. The wave action made it tough to keep the subject in frame at time but the light weight made for easy hand holding for sharp crisp shots. After our 5 hour boat ride we arrive at the Kenai Fjords Glacier lodge located ne the Pedersen Glacier. The lodge staff meet us at the beach and after a short hike we arrived at one of the most beautiful locations one could want to spend time at. the lodge was located next the the Glaciers lagoon. The View was just amazing.

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One of the highlights of the trip was the time we spent in the lagoon photographing the Sea Otters. The calm water made it easy to find the Otters and photograph them.

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Afte 3 days in this wonderful lodge it was time to leave and return to home. The boat ride back was bittersweet as we headed back to Seward for the long trek home. After departing the boat we traveled the road back to Anchorage to catch our early morning flight home. Alaska is a land too much diversity and I will be planing more trips in the future to this amazing place. but for now it was back home for a week then off to the Tetons and Yellowstone.

Yellowstone part4

Afte a week of Photography I traveled down to the Grand Tetons. What is normally a 3 hour drive in the winter becomes 6 hours of driving on some snowy roads. We arrived in Jackson and went out to see if we could find a spot to shoot the sunset from. As we pulled into the Snake River overlook we spotted a red fox in the parking lot.  

We photographed this little fellow till he moved back down the hill into the forest.

We photographed this little fellow till he moved back down the hill into the forest.

The sunset was great that evening

The sunset was great that evening

Moon setting the next morning over the Tetons

Moon setting the next morning over the Tetons

One of the sunrises

One of the sunrises

Sunrise at the Snake River overlook

Sunrise at the Snake River overlook

Our last morning we had the best of our sunrises. then we found our Fox again latter that day

Our last morning we had the best of our sunrises. then we found our Fox again latter that day

It was a great finish to the trip with over an hour with this Fox. This years trip was a lot of fun and I am already looking forward to next years trip. 

It was a great finish to the trip with over an hour with this Fox. This years trip was a lot of fun and I am already looking forward to next years trip. 

Winter in Yellowstone Part 3

This winter we had several opportunities to see some different animals. We where driving down the road and something caught my eye as it flashed by. I suddenly realized it was a Short Tail Weasel racing across the hillside.

These little Weasels are very quick and are a challenge to photograph. The Canon 1 dx mark 2 did a great job of keeping this little fellow in focus.

These little Weasels are very quick and are a challenge to photograph. The Canon 1 dx mark 2 did a great job of keeping this little fellow in focus.

Some of the other small animals we had the chance to see included a squirrel that was racing around in some trees.

Some of the other small animals we had the chance to see included a squirrel that was racing around in some trees.

We also had several Coyote sightings but never had any chances to see them hunting Voles this year.

We also had several Coyote sightings but never had any chances to see them hunting Voles this year.

Hopefully next year will be better for the Coyotes. Next week more from Yellowstone.

Hopefully next year will be better for the Coyotes. Next week more from Yellowstone.