Glacier Bay National Park Photo Tour

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Photos, Travel Leave a Comment

Two humpback whales breaching at the same time last weekend not far from Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

Two humpback whales breaching at the same time last weekend not far from Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.

I’m excited to be announcing a new Alaska photo tour in 2018; Glacier Bay National Park!  Scouting for this tour was the main reason I was just in Glacier Bay – it had been many years since I had photographed the park, and I wanted to confirm what I had been told, that May is a great time to see the area.  I was not disappointed.  The scenery was absolutely amazing, along with the best whale viewing I have ever experienced!

Why Glacier Bay?  This spectacular National Park has dramatic snow covered mountains rising out of the ocean to over 15,000 feet in elevation.  You have active tide-water glaciers, at least one of which is still advancing.  Lots of wildlife, including large rafts of sea otters, eagles, and bears.  The access to the Park is challenging due to its remote nature plus the number of tour boats and cruise ships are very limited, but with this limitation comes unspoiled beauty and a degree of solitude.  Along with at least 3 nights in Glacier Bay, we will also be visiting other areas of the Inside Passage including some very productive whale viewing areas.

Why May?  Late May on average has the best weather of the summer.  The landscape is stunning, with dramatic mountain peaks still covered with  snow while the lower elevations and beaches are green and can even contain wildflowers.  This time of year gives us access to areas such as Muir Glacier that close beginning June 1.  Whales have arrived, and bears are found walking the beaches.

I can go on and on, but to learn more about this trip including how you can reserve your spot on this Alaska photo adventure visit our website:  Glacier Bay National Park Photo Tour.

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