Back from Kenai Fjords!

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Kenai Fjords, Photos, Travel 15 Comments

Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

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.

Our awesome Captain Mike bringing us back from a shore excursion for bear and landscape photography.

Our awesome Captain Mike bringing us back from a shore excursion for bear and landscape photography.

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  2. Beautiful area! I enjoyed my day at the Columbia glacier years ago and this brings back fond memories. thanks for sharing!

  3. Ron, I’ve been visiting your blog for some time now. It’s great and it helped inspire me to try doing my own. I look forward to your next post.

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  7. Ron, thank you for an AWESOME adventure! I truly enjoy every minute! I would do it again in heartbeat.

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