Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
Childs Glacier and the Copper River.
As a follow up to the Night Blooming Cactus flower photo, I thought I would post a photo to show how the buds appear at sunset on the night they bloom. These three all bloomed this night, beginning within hours of this photo.
We have had some heavy rain and wind the last couple of days, but today it really picked up. The City of Seward has declared a state of emergency, and many of the roads are closed including the Seward Highway in multiple places. The water was really deep crossing the Seward Highway at Mile 4. I didn’t go close enough for a photo of the Seward Highway, but did take a couple of photos of other areas. I will take a few more in an hour or so at high tide.
This beautiful cactus flower only lasts one night.
Like other dinosaurs, it was believed the Iceosarus rex had long been extinct. That was until I spotted and photographed this one on the shores of Prince William Sound, Alaska this summer! Unfortunately, this Iceosarus rex was unable to survive the incoming tide.
Much research as been done in recent years on Ice Worms in South central Alaska, but sadly, little is known about the Ice Worm’s larger cousin, the Ice Snail. I was very lucky to spot this Ice Snail in front of Harriman Glacier, Prince William Sound, Alaska.