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June 17, 2010

Some pictures from Alaska

Here are a few pictures from Alaska. I will be posting only scenery and wild life and as less as possible of Homosapiens.
But wanted to share one funny thing.  When we flew my son looked down on the land from the plane after take off and said - "Mom - look down ! Doesn't it look like a big brocoli" And all the trees did look like brocoli  from up there :)


Mountain Goat from the Fjordboat



Humpback whale

Sea Lions

A brief Stop On the road to Denali.



Moose crossing!

Bear crossing!

Mist covered mountains

At wonder lake


Fox crossing! Seems like every animal crosses the path of the shuttle bus except the bipeds. Come to think of it we did have one case when we had some bipeds crossing too lol! But I did not take a photo of that!

The Nenana river where we went rafting. My elder son went "rafting" where he paddled while we went "scenic rafting" where we just got to sit and see because my other son was under the age limit of 12

One final crossing - but this was not in front of the shuttle bus but at Healy a  town next to the National Park

Dog sled show

Hatcher Pass - view from our cabin

Same view from outside

At 4.00 am

Closer look at the sun shining on the mountains. Land of the Midnight sun indeed

Independence mine - Hatcher Pass

I once saw a movie of Clint Eastwood with a view like this of a mine

Ground in Alaska. It is spongy to walk on . The mountain greenery is this and not grass

Anther view of the old mine

Our cabin

wild flower

Couldn't resist trying out the shutter speed lessons. Candice you will be proud of your student lol
Here is fast shutter speed

An slow shutter speed

can you smell the clean air by the stream?

Musk Ox farm at Palmer, Alaska - a town just 10 miles from Wasilla  ;) Sarah Palin's town and No did not see her house or her

Musk Ox
Some facts I gleaned - Musk Ox sheds the inner fur which is collected by combing and the resulting expensive wool is called - qiviut. A small scarf made from this costs about 300 dollars

A yearling who loves to be fed dandelions

At the Alaskan zoo, Anchorage on the last day of our trip

Brown bear! Which lead to the argument with my son about Brown bear and Grizzly. He said it is one and the same. But here is the actual fact - Grizzlies are a "race" of Brown bear. So All Grizzlies are Brown Bears but not all Brown Bears are Grizzlies. So guess I won

This one looks so cute hugging the tree while asleep. Yep! but certainly do not want to meet him up close when he is awake lol

Float plane at Lakehood float plane base

Lake Hood Seaplane Base off International Airport Road in Anchorage Alaska is the largest and busiest floatplane bases in the world. Outer perimeter of the lake/hangar

Landing of a float plane

So that's just a few photos from my trip - Yep as I have tons more with and without my family members in it ;)


Ladybug said...

Beautiful pix. What gorgeous scenery. TFS!

You had one awesome cabin view, eh? :-)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow what a view from your cabin! Love all the beautiful pictures! So desolate compared to the rest of the states. Thanks for sharing with us.

TR said...

Thank you so much for sharing!
I love the wildlife! I love the mountains, streams,
waterfalls, the spongy green (who'd a thunk) and
the old mines. Alaska is on my bucket list. It
reminds me a lot of N. Idaho and Montana. Two
of my favorite places in the world. I'll be watching
for more pretty. :D


4kids4 said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos. We did a trip to Alaska 15 years ago...Anchorage, Seward, Denali...loved every second of it. Now I'd love to go back!! BTW, did you notice the claws on that sleeping bear!!!

Robin said...

What AWESOME pictures. Thanks so much for sharing them. I would love to visit there someday. Just don't want to meet up with anay bears, lol.

Barb Craft said...

Oh My word these photos are amazing!! So much wildlife!! Looks like you had a fabulous vacation! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
Barb :)

flowerdisco said...

Pam...these photos are beautiful....great job....some of them look like postcards. the slow and fast shutter speed...yeah! gotta be proud of that one.

Dolly said...

My husband and I went to Alaska for our honeymoon 7 years ago - We loved it! We saw more bald eagles then we saw people! We were so happy to see them. I love your slow shutter speed photo!!! I have to learn how to use my camera that way (it's on my list of things to do/learn!). Did you take an online class? Anyway, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos! Dolly :)

Karli said...

amazing! thanks for sharing :)

Luv2stamp said...

These are some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing.


Mary said...

Beautiful Photo's Pam. Thanks for sharing this with us!

greenbean said...

one word...breathtaking!...

Ohhh Snap said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my bug!!!!!! I was cricut-green with envy when I heard about your trip, now I've gone flourescent lol. What wonderful pictures! It might be time for me to book that trip, I've only been pining to go since 1967 lol.

Who did you book your trip with?

papillon digital design said...

we did not book with anyone sweetie. My hubby had points after travelling so we flew there and he did research and we stopped at some places that's all.

Anonymous said...

Hey Pam,
Great pictures.My hubby and I just got back from Alaska (end of May-June)...it was awesome. When we were in Denali it was gorgous, 73% and not a cloud around the mountain, got some great shots. Some of you pic's look just like mine...haha
So glad you had a good time, I know we did!

217 Creations said...

Breath Taking!!!!!! Those are amazing pictures! So serene and natural. TFS!!!

Rina Bretz said...

Pam, I'm so sorry I didn't realize you were coming up here until after you got home! Would have been fun to meet! Looks like you truly had a wonderful time! Isn't the midnight sun amazing?! Yesterday we had over 19 hours of daylight for SUmmer Solstice!

Electra said...

Thanks for the vacation trip, for a few minutes I was just so delighted to see your pictures, made my day!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to see the pictures so badly that I had to use my cell! Lol
It was worth it! I am glad you enjoyed yourself because you
truly deserved it! The pictures are beautiful and it was as if
I was there! You took the pictures that I would have taken and wanted you
to take! The scenery is breath taking! Thanks once again!


Magoo said...

What great photos...it looks like you had an amazing vacation!!

I had to smile...as the moose, the bears and the fox photos are animals I see daily on the side of the road while I am working lol!!!!!

And yes trees do look like broccoli from above!!! Tell your son I agree! :) :)

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