I Hope you got all the shots you wanted.
Thanks Stash, would have loved some more sunshine but May, early June before the mosquitos, I'll take what I can get...
It looks to be a photogenic area. If I ever make it up there . . . .
Its beautiful jaymatt, if you get the chance, I'm kicking myself for not going sooner
Interesting Myth's...thanks Wallen for the interesting insight.
I spent many hours just taking this photo. My camera overheated for the first time ever! I took the photo I was after.
If you download then magnify you will be able to see a drop of nectar on her beak and her tongue sticking out.
A truly outstanding and superb photograph Dave, could possibly win any contest it was entered in, great job and persistence, it paid off.
While in Alaska this month, we visited the quaint little town of Hope which lies on the northern end of Kenai Peninsula, on the south shore of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, across from Anchorage. The community lies on the 17-mile Hope Highway. Once the road ends, there's no more Hope, literally, the road ends in hope...
In 1889, two years before gold was discovered in the Klondike which began to lure people north, miners discovered nuggets in nearby Resurrection Creek. Soon prospectors found gold in nearby Six Mile Creek, and the rush to Turnagain Arm began. At one time Hope numbered 3000+ residents but the 1964 earthquake, the second largest ever recorded, took its toll on Hope. Its now home to about 200-300 full time residents but swells dramatically in the summer season with thousands of tourists, campers, hikers and fisherman. Its an absolutely delightful little hamlet that's worth visiting if you're ever in Alaska, its definitely worth a side trip and hopefully you'll have something we had little of...Sun...
But seriously, AK is great no matter the sun or not.
Thanks Bill, its great up here for wildlife in the Spring.
Great set of captures
Thanks a bunch woodweasel.
Great set, Alaska can't be beat for wildlife. We'll be driving up for our third trip to AK in the morning.
Hope you get better weather than we did, maybe one day of sunshine total...loved it anyway
Retired CPO wrote:
Very nice. That looks like a Big Black Bear. Concerning the body language of Moose, the ears laid back and the ruff on the shoulders raised like that means she is at least agitated and maybe even pissed off. It's a good thing you were in a car. They are very fast and very dangerous.
Yes he was a big boy, a beautiful male. As for the moose, happy to be in the car....
Very nice work!
Thanks Mike, appreciate it.