09-28-13 Cooling Off

I am calling this “Cooling Off,” though it could be that they are warming up. “They” are harbor seals that we encountered resting on ice bergs as we left the area of the Dawes Glacier. They are staring at us with suspicion while we were staring at them with wonder. Canon 5DIII 1/800s f/7.1 ISO400…

09-27-13 Change of Seasons, Alaska

Yesterday’s post is a broader view of what you would see from the Safari Endeavor, the Un-Cruise ship we lived on for our week in Alaska. Today’s post shows what you might see if you were lucky enough to move into the apparently dense forest of spruce trees. This photo was not taken on this…

09-26-13 Colony

Alaska has the lowest population density in the United States with 1.264 people for every square mile. But the tree population is another story and this island is a good example of crowding. And in spite of living shoulder to shoulder with other trees, the crime rate is very low: the trees seem to get…