Alaskan Cruise April 2018
My spouse and I just finished our third trip to Alaska with Muench Workshops on the MV Northern Song. We were hoping for whales, birds, orcas and maybe if we got lucky a couple bears. We did not faire well on humpbacks, but we did see eagles galore, and several bears along Tracy Arm on the way to Sawyers Glacier.
We spent a weekend in Sitka before the workshop began with Dan Evans, an old friend of mine who we hired to take us out boating locally around Sitka. Dan is a wildlife photographer and he really knows how to position his boat for lighting and framing of a subject.
We shot several frames of this bald eagle before he lofted, and continued to capture him as he flew off across the mountains in the background
1DX Mk II and Tamron 150-600 at 400mm ISO 400 1/1600th f8
We did see a few grey whales in Sitka Sound with their typical double spout/spray
70D Tamron 16-300 zoom at 24mm 1/320th f8 ISO 125 cropped a fair bit as it was shot in landscape orientation
We spent a few hours at the Raptor Center in Sitka Saturday afternoon - this rough shinned Hawk was captured inside a large cage shooting through fine dark nylon netting so it is not the best image, but I rather like it considering I had to photograph through the netting of the enclosure...
Canon 5D Mk IV and a Canon 100-400 v2 at 400mm 1/500th ISO 500 f5.6
We saw several colonies/groups of sea lions along the steep sides of Tracy or Endicott Arm
1DX Mk II and Tamron 150-600 at 309mm ISO 6400 1/1600th f8
And of course we saw a few eagles, and several young juvenile eagles as well
1Dx Mk II Canon 100-400 v2 at 312 mm ISO 800 1/1600th f5.6
I have more images here - https://pathfinder.smugmug.com/Travel/Alaska-2018-Sitka-Petersburg-Inland-Waterway-on-the-Northern/
I heartily encourage comments, suggestions and criticisms of each and every image.
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