Earlier this month in Alaska.
Last week on the Glacier Bay photo tour we had a wonderful experience with a pod of about 8 orcas. They circled the vessel, and at least one time appeared to swim up to the boat just to check us out! It was such a thrill!
My friend and orca researcher Emma Luck says this is the AF22 pod. This is a fish eating resident pod that is commonly seen in Southeast Alaska.
Mountain goats from last week’s Glacier Bay National Park Photo Tour. The baby (kid) is just days old!
A brown bear from last week’s Glacier Bay trip.
We are excited to announce our 2019 Alaska Photo Tours! If you want advanced notice on our future photo tours, be sure to sign up for the email notifications as this gives you a day or two head start on the announcement. As you may notice, some trips are already full! So here are the details:
We love this photo tour for so many reasons. We love the timing, May in Glacier Bay is beautiful, wildlife is abundant and the landscape is spectacular. It also gives us access to areas that are closed after June 1. Ron just returned from our 2018 tour in Glacier Bay and the trip did not disappoint. Guests came away with great glacier photos as well as up close photo opportunities with mountain goats and their newborn babies, bubble net feeding humpback whales, orcas, sea otters and even brown bear. This photo tour offers a rare opportunity to explore the grandeur of Glacier Bay on our own schedule in an intimate environment. We have chartered a beautiful classic yacht for the trip. Comfort is key aboard this 87′ yacht offering 360 degree windows and covered decks. This is the same beautiful ship I have been using for the bear and whale trip in recent years. While space is not an issue aboard this beauty I’m still limiting the trip to a small number of 8-10 guests. This is a 9 day, 8 night all-inclusive trip. Follow the link above to learn more about this tour.
Bears, Whales and Glacier Photo Tour – Inside Passage July 14-22-2019 (space remaining)
A favorite of Ron’s, this has become a very popular tour. We are using the same beautiful classic yacht as our Glacier Bay trip. And limit the trip to a small number of 8-10 guests. This is a 9 day, 8 night all-inclusive trip. We will visit a couple of fantastic bear viewing areas including the famous Pack Creek Bear Viewing Area, and will be spending a few days with the humpbacks and orcas in the highly productive Frederick Sound and Chatham Straight. Stunning tidewater glaciers in Tracy Arm, a wide variety of wildlife and incredible landscapes make this a tour we believe highlights all the best that Alaska has to offer especially when it comes to photography. Click the link above to learn more about this tour.
This is our 9th season offering this trip and it remains our most popular, with many of you returning multiple times. If it’s brown bears you are after this is the tour for you, and the landscape isn’t too shabby either! This trip also includes a boat tour to an island with nesting puffin and other sea birds. We have added a welcome dinner and first night hotel to this tour for extra convenience. Click the link above to learn more about this tour.
Humpback whales bubble net feeding during my Glacier Bay Photo Tour last week.
Home from an awesome Glacier Bay Alaska Photo Tour! It exceeded my high expectations. We had amazing scenery, and bubble net feeding humpback whales! Plus, got close views and photos of mountain goats with brand new babies, orcas and even brown bear which was a bit of a bonus. Also had a really fun group – all but two I had known, or traveled with previously, so it was like getting together with old and new friends!
Seeing Mc Bride Glacier and Inlet was a real treat. You can only access it with a small skiff at the right tide, so very few people ever get in here. Some of the icebergs were stunning, more to come in the days ahead.
For a sense of scale, that is a giant Holland American cruise ship M/V Noordam with nearly 2,000 passenger and 800 crew that is being dwarfed by the Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska scenery!
I fly down today to begin another trip to Glacier Bay as part of a photo tour – really looking forward to getting back!