Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sea Life

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Seward, Alaska, on Resurrection Bay, one of the very few year-round ice free ports up here. We stopped by the Alaska SeaLife Center, where we saw the puffins.  On Sunday, we took a full day boat ride down Resurrection Bay, through the many islands of the local fjords and to the face of Aialik Glacier, more about which soon. These puffins were at the center. Below are river otters, a whale, seals resting on glacier ice and orcas we found out on the water. 

The pod of orcas was engaging in a rare behavior, going right up to a rocky beach and scratching themselves on the stones. The weather was terribly gloomy but the sights were amazing.                         

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s.c said...

Very clear animal shots. The puffin and the otters are very good. I like that.

Birdman said...

Like the puffin shots. Is that ice? Cripes! it's still August, even in Alaska.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful series of shots, Bob. Hard to pick a favourite out of these. I'm envious that you're up there!

Norma said...

These are wonderful!

Stefan Jansson said...

You are seeing some interesting sights up there. The puffin sure is an photogenic bird.

Jack said...

This is quite a series of photos. The puffin looks like it was designed by animators.