I’m back from a wonderful 3 day photo tour into Kenai Fjords National Park! We saw a wide range of wildlife including a number of whales, and visited a variety of amazing landscapes, it was a lot of fun thanks in large part to a great group of passionate nature lovers.
This is the research vessel that served as our “mother ship” anchored in front of Aialik Glacier the first night of our trip. What a place to spend the night! We watched a huge section of this mile wide glacier calve late in the evening – by far the biggest calving event I have ever seen. The resulting wave roared along the nearby shoreline. Surprisingly, unlike smaller calving events, the wave that past under the vessel was barely noticeable – it was more like a big wide swell then a wave. I should note, telephoto compression does make the boat appear closer to the glacier then we really were.