DLWS San Juans Day One AM

We kicked off DLWS this morning with a visit to Roche Harbor.

Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 70-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media

DLWS San Juans Begins Tomorrow

The DLWS staff is in the San Juans scouting locations for next weeks shoots.  Even with overcast skies and rain spitting on us we went out.  OF course, you can never go wrong with a manrina.

Image captured with Nikon D700, AF-S 24-70mm on Lexar Digital media.

A Fond Farewell To Alaska

We awoke to a beautiful sunrise our last morning in Alaska.

A last turn around the bay found a lone bear fishing at the mouth of the river

There’s a chill in the air.  Fall is fast approaching and with it the end of the grizzly season.  It is time to go home with our hearts and hard drives full of the magic that is Alaska.  I have my images, my memories and the anticipation of next year to get me through the long months between visits.

A sincere thanks to the folks at the lodge that took such great care of us…Perry & Bob our guides who tirelessly worked to get us the best opportunities that each day offered.  Angela who is the glue that keeps it all together with her hard work and cheery smile.  And to Darrell who not only nourished us with his amazing cooking but, who teased our palettes with a variety of delicious dishes each and every meal.  You make me feel like I have come home each visit.

I consider myself lucky to have had such a great group of people to share my favorite slice of heaven with.  Your enthusiasm and awe made the adventure all the more enjoyable, thanks.

There’s More Than Bears

After spending a few hours with the bears this morning…

We worked a Kittiwake Colony

We ended our day with a red fox running through camp. We followed him to the beach where he laid down to take a nap while our shutters kept clicking.

Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 70-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media