Gull with Crab

Caught this gull ‘crabbing’ in Victoria, British Columbia.

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(S)he landed three large crabs as we watched – and all the time chasing off competition for the local fishing rights!

Backlit Clematis

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.

Humpback Whale

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 Hubbard Glacier

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.

The Mendenhall Glacier

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.

Float Plane

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