I want to get back to Sundog Ranch blogging but how can I not share this? My best shot of our recent Alaska fishing trip. Yes I REALLY did get this shot. One second before this shot this humpback was sprawled in the air reaching for the sky. Amazingly I had camera in hand with my long lenses. Sometimes things work the way you plan.
A second later he …or she was under the sea again. Hiding from me.
Rocks and birds never hide from me. They are in abundance here jetting out of the sea on their little island get away….making a mess on the rocks.This is a typical scene going out to sea in the morning. Sunrise over Sitka.
This is a typical scene coming back from the sea in the afternoon. Sunshine over Sitka.
Once in a while Mr Humpback comes out from hiding. This is not as spectacular as my first whale shot up above but I like the way the sun glistens on his wet back. Waiting for a whale to breach is like waiting for water to boil. Except sometimes it never happens.
The fishing boats are like art in the sea. They sneak out in the early morning before the sun is ever seen.
……..And then lurk in hidden bays fishing for tasty treasures.
It is amazing the number of old rickety boats that still go out day after day to catch the bounties of the sea. There are hundreds of these in the harbor as well as out to sea.
Sitka has it’s share of big boats that come in from sea too.
Some are more that big…..HUGE is a word to describe. And I am told this ship is considered small.
This was a situation when I wish I had a longer lenses. Can you see the love?
Mt Edgecumbe…..and no I did not photo shop the clouds to look like smoke rising.. Birds flying north…..I think.
On the way home from sea. Rain is always falling somewhere in Southwest Alaska.
Fishing pics tomorrow.
Your pictures are gorgeous!! Love the whale shot!
Thank you! It was one of those shots I may never get another chance at.
So Beautiful! Ku says: My beauwooowoootiful homeland! Wooooowooooooo!
Yes and I saw Malamutes there too Ku!
Awesome photos – so cool that you caught a whale breachinG!
I know. After catching three big King’s that day and getting that shot I was ready to go back home.
Wow! just beautiful, each one tells it’s own perfect little story! Though it’s really hard not to show a preference for that spectacular first shot! You must be so proud, you should be!
Hugs, Carrie and Pups x
I know most of the shots must look pale in comparison Was going for shock and awe to start. Thanks!
Your beautiful photos bring back sweet memories. Your an awesome photographer and thanks for the walk down memory road.
Well thank you partner. Glad I could take you back down memory lane. Cruising the Alaskan sea is a treat as you know:)
Beautiful, serene, and wondrous Jo. I recently visited Moss Landing and was surrounded by female Humpbacks and their babies along with rivers of seals and sea lions…all eating anchovies. Our zodiac was a floating oasis!
That sounds better than Alaska! The fisherman watch and follow the whales because they are eating herring which is what the salmon like. Big “fish” eat “little” fish, little fish eat tiny fish….human eats any fish. The food chain gang……
That photo of the whale is incredible! It looks like an AMAZING trip!