Saturday, February 20, 2016

Look Closely

Yes, it is a moose swimming in deep water. What an odd sight. But this is common in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. We were on a small boat and we watched him swim for nearly half an hour. Our naturalist explained that moose can swim for up to 2 hours in water as deep as 20 feet. Apparently they are quite the marathon swimmers.

This guy stayed close to the rocks, and was clearly on a mission since he did not waver from his path and did not look around. He was focused on something, most likely a tasty patch of grass far away, and knew exactly where he was headed.

This kind of experience is part of what makes photo trips so exciting and satisfying. We see amazing sights, unusual animal behavior, and beautiful locations.

On the Glacier Bay trip we go in search of whales, which are in great abundance, as well as sea otters, puffins, sea lions, and yes, even swimming moose. And of course glaciers. There are only 4 spaces left so if you want to come to one of the last accessible places with an abundance of all of this and more, this is the trip for you. This is one of the last wilderness places in our country and is a location not to be missed. Details on the website here   If you have questions, feel free to call at 757-773-0194 or email. Don't wait until the glaciers are gone, come see them now.

Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec.  Aperture f/8.  ISO 800.  Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II with 1.4x Canon extender for an effective focal length of 560mm.  Camera: Canon 7D Mark II.  Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man."  --Stewart Udall

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