Prince William Sound Discovery

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The Discovery at anchor in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

The Discovery at anchor in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

How is this for an awesome place to spend the night and bust out the kayaks!  This was our anchorage on Sunday Night.

I got home late last night after a couple of wonderful weeks of travel!  Great to be home, now I need to take care of that jungle I used to call a lawn.

Alaska Shorebird Migration

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Western sandpipers, Copper River Delta, Cordova, Alaska.

Western sandpipers earlier this week, Cordova, Alaska.

Home from a wonderful week in Cordova!  We had great weather and lots of birds.  This year, for the first time I was able to watch and photograph the migration from the Delta, something few people are able to experience.  Millions of birds pass through this strategic location every spring.    This image was from Hartney Bay.

I’m home for one day, unpacking, repacking and off to the Grand Canyon and Zion!

Alaska Shorebird Migration

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Shorebird migration on the Copper River Delta, Chugach National Forest, Cordova, Alaska

Shorebird migration on the Copper River Delta, Chugach National Forest, Cordova, Alaska

Now that I’m seeing more migrating birds passing through Seward, I’m getting excited to be heading back over to Cordova this Saturday for the amazing shorebird migration – first time in two years.  Like two years ago, I’ll be helping guide two photo / bird tours while I’m there, one for Discovery Voyages, and one for Cheeseman’s Ecological Tours.

Words, and for that matter, photos are unable to do justice to the amazing sight of seeing tens of thousands of shorebirds flying, in beautiful flocks – see the color and patterns change as they “dance” in the air is mesmerizing.

Alice

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Mt Alice, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

Mt Alice, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.

It has been a wet month – so when the sun popped out last night, I couldn’t resist photographing the mountains across from our house, even though I have a million photos of them already – now I have a million and one! 🙂

Lost Lake Trail

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Lupine, near the Lost Lake Trail, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska.

Lupine, near the Lost Lake Trail, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska.

From an overnight backpacking trip last summer not too far off the Lost Lake Trail.  This is my favorite trail – one that I run on at least twice a week – gotta say, spending the night up there was an entirely different experience, and one I look forward to repeating again next summer.  Except this time with bug spray!

Chugach Reflections

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Reflections on a pond, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska.

Reflections on a pond, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska.

This was sunrise yesterday morning.  I have never seen this pretty little pond before even though it is only about 1/4 of a mile off the Lost Lake Trail – a trail I run on a couple of times a week in the Summer.  This is one of my favorite places for trail running and now photography!