Too late we realized how to use the video part of the cameras on our iPhones. "Had I But Known..." (HA!) I would have some amazing video of whales spouting and diving, moose eating grass, sea otters cavorting in Resurrection Bay, and sections of the Pedersen Glacier calving and crashing in the ocean. Ah well... When we go back we'll remember to take more video and less photographs. And I think we will definitely go back.
Some of these photos are very large. Click to enjoy in full view. But please don't click on the out of focus ones. ;^)
|The only brown bear we saw.|
I got so nervously excited I shook the damn camera. AAARGH!
|Mama Moose & two calves|
|Converted EMT vehicle made into a camper (right)|
Never got to talk to the guy. He was behind us in the restaurant, but kind of a grump.
|Denali National Park tour bus. Only the first 15miles are accessible by private vehicles. To see the|
rest of the park you need to board a tour bus. Our driver was an extremely talkative raconteur.
|Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) at around 7 AM on one of the rare clear sunny days|
|Exit Glacier. In 1998 you used to be able to walk up and touch this one.|
|Independence Mine Historical Park. A working gold mine from the 1930s through late 1950s|
|Musk Ox (bull) at the unique musk ox farm in Palmer, AK|
|Sea otter, sort of winking at us|
|Mysterious wreck of an RV.|
We think it was the result of a propane gas tank explosion.
|Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary, built 1895-1896|
One of the oldest Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska
|I think this is Flat Top Mountain near Anchorage.|
Seen from north side of Turnagain Arm
|My best series of shots (not exactly in sharp focus)|
of one of the FIVE (!) humpback whales we saw in a single day.