Monday, August 20, 2012

Alaska's Kenai Fjords

 Well ... I'm finally back here to continue sharing our Alaska trip.  
Last week was spent with family (18 of us all together!!) 
in Florida, which left little time to visit here.  More on that later.

Now, back to Alaska.

From Seward, we booked a full day glacier and wildlife tour 
(for 16 of us photographers, nonetheless!)
 to Resurrection Bay, Aialik Bay, Northwestern Fjord and the Chiswell Islands.
We were guaranteed to see whales, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters and seabird rookeries.
And we were not disappointed!
 Apparently, 20,000 migrating gray and humpback whales pass by the Kenai Fjords each year.

We also visited the tidewater glaciers in 
Aialik Bay and Holgate Arm in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
But that will be for another post.

I'm including just a very small sampling of the sea critters we came upon.
Whale pods delighted us with their spray, porpoises chased us as we sped along, 
but it was the sea lions that amused me the most as they balanced
above crashing waves.

Hope you enjoyed.
Tomorrow, I'll share some of the awesome glaciers we came upon.

Later, my friends,