Kenai Fjords

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Photos, Travel 13 Comments

Iceberg in front of Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Iceberg in front of Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Just got home from the first of a couple of my Alaska photo toursKenai Fjords photo tour.   Wow, what an awesome trip!  The weather was so nice that we were even in short sleeve shirts around the glaciers!  Fortunately one of the guests brought sunscreen which we had to ration through out the trip – who would have thought that would happen!

And the photo opportunities were endless!  The most cooperative sea otters I have ever spent time with.  Many bears, including one that got greedy and tried to carry off two big salmon at once!  We saw another bear swimming out in the ocean.  Lots of humpback whales, birds and other wildlife.  We even had nice light for both sunrise and sunset – it was such a great trip!  And if that wasn’t enough, I was joined by a really fun, passionate group of photographers which just made the trip that much more enjoyable.  I think we literally spent more time laughing than sleeping – just how it should be.

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  1. Glad you had a great trip Ron. The Captain of the Zaandam was just telling me yesterday morning that they were able to see a big brown bear swimming at the glacier.

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  3. That’s an exciting photo, with a great framing! I bet this great shot is just the tip of the iceberg! 😉

    It sounds like an amizing trip with both photographic challenges and -ups and social stimulation. I would have loved to be there, especially now, because of the terror attacks we just had here. An escape from reality, would have been nice!

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    Thanks a lot everyone!

    @ Rebecca Welcome home. I wasn’t carrying my telephoto, so I’m the only one who didn’t get a good photo of the bear with two fish. 🙁

    @ Renate – “tip of the iceberg” that is funny. That terrorist attack was really sad – it was the main story in the news here for a couple of days. That just doesn’t happen in your country.

  5. Thanks, Ron, funny is what I was aiming for. 🙂

    The attacks shocked us all, not just in this country, I’m sure. Nothing like this has happened here since WW2, and to think of what those poor children/teenagers had to (and the survivors have to- ) go through, is just very sad! Luckily, it just united us more, as we won’t let one psycho bring us down. Peace and love to all! 🙂

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    @ Renate I know, even the kids that survived had to be dramatized. Reading about how unusual that was for your country just made me want to visit even more!

    @ Joni Thanks!

  7. Ron: I’m glad to hear that the terror didn’t put you off the idea of visiting Norway. 🙂

    Do you remember that I told you about a cruise ship going all the way up the coast, and that it was broadcasted live, 24/7 for 5 days? I just saw a 5 minutes clip of the whole thing, so if you don’t get seasick easily, you can see some of the coast/mountains here; http://vimeo.com/26214090 🙂

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