October 20th, 2009
These 7-11 trips around Alaska look extremely exciting. Watch as a 40-ton humpback whale launches itself out of the ocean in Frederick Sound; see brown bears fishing for salmon in a rushing river; float among icebergs as a part of a glacier tumbles into the sea. Read more here
September 5th, 2009
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through public education. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. AWCC encourages you to visit the center with your walking shoes and camera in hand for an educational Alaskan experience to remember. More here
August 23rd, 2009
Grizzly Bears feeding at Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park
, Alaska. At times dozens of bears can be seen gorging on the sockeye salmon swimming upstream on their way to their spawning grounds. Photo by Brian Ronda
(CCL). See also this rather amusing video:
July 22nd, 2009
Every year millions of salmon arrive from the Bering Sea into the lakes and streams of Katmai National Park. These fish provide a food source for the world’s largest population of brown bears.This is a great place for observing one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles. Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Katmailand’s Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears can be watched fishing along the short stretch of Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season. Note Driving to Brooks Lodge is not possible as there are no roads and the lodge is only accessible by air only.
July 19th, 2009
Kayak trip in Ketchikan, Alaska for people looking for a true wilderness experience.
“All around, mountains rise out of the ocean and the rainforest presses right down to the shoreline. Several Bald Eagle nesting sites are active here. Along the shore we often can see river otters, bear and Sitka Black Tail Deer. The water provides seals, sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, Orcas and Humpback whales. On occasion we see Minke whales. Sea birds are numerous and Cormorants dry off their wings on the rocks around us. The inter tidal marine life visible at low tide or underneath the kayaks in the clear water offers a colorful display of starfish, sun stars and sea cucumbers” Ketchikan Tours