A boat tour of Prince William Sound


The highlight of our trip to Alaska last month was an all day small boat tour in Prince William Sound.  I was hoping for a few good subjects, and we hit the jack pot.  Here is what we saw:

We used the Lazy Otter Charters out of  Whittier, Alaska.  As you saw in our last blog post, we started the day off with a close encounter of a humpback whale, named Dopey.


As our Capatin, Gabe, made his way around the Sound, we saw salmon fishing boats doing their job; a small island of puffins; sea otters; an eagle; black bears hunting salmon; and some friendly sea lions.  That was just the wild-life.


We also spent nearly an hour amongst three glaciers watching them cav and drinking gin and tonics with 1,000 year old glacier ice fished from the bay.  Here are some photos from Cascade Glacier, Barry Glacier, and the Coxe Glacier.


On the boat we had our host friends (photographers and artists) Mark McDermott and Cat Larrea and their neighbor, friend, and fellow photographer Steve Skrocki.

Gin and tonics with 1,000 year old glacier ice

We hung out at the fish hatchery near Lake Bay and watched the bears take advantage of the salmon.


Finally, we saw puffins at the Dutch Group islands.


We were cold and it was overcast all day, but had little rain.  It was a perfect day for photographing wild life and glaciers.

To see more of (and buy) our photographs, please go to www.pamphotography.com.

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