Caught this gull ‘crabbing’ in Victoria, British Columbia.
(S)he landed three large crabs as we watched – and all the time chasing off competition for the local fishing rights!
Taken on a Nikon D800 against daylight through tracing paper , with a splash of fill in flash, imported into Lightroom and edited in Photoshop CC.
Our trip is almost over and we fly home tomorrow.😒
This was taken from our hotel room overlooking Vancouver airport.
Not the best image in the world, but this Pacific White-sided Dolphin swam near our ship as we headed south towards Vancouver Island
We suffered sleet, rain and v rough seas on a boat trip out of Hoonah ( “where the North Wind doesn’t blow” [ not much, it doesn’t ] ) to get this glimpse of a Humpback Whale
The leading edge of the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska. The glacier is 300 feet high at this point, and the ice has taken around 400 years to reach the leading edge.
A Bald Eagle on a tree top vocally defending his territory. We suspected there was a nest nearby.
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Yesterday we went by helicopter from Juneau to go Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier – 3,500 ft above sea level, and 100 foot of snow sitting on 1,000 fleet of glacial ice.
The dots on the left are the camp where the dogs and their ‘mushers’ live for the season. In September every trace of the camp is removed from the glacier ( including all of the collected dog poo! ) and the following May the camp is flown in by helicopter – with all of the dogs – and rebuilt from scratch.
This was the float plane that took us bear watching to Prince of Wales Island, close to Ketchikan, Alaska.
Sadly, no bears – but some great views if the scenery from our pilot Eric