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Have you ever watched a documentary showing orcas hunt? It’s really impressive, how they coordinate their attacks and as a group chase their victims to tire them, knock down blocks of ice to reach sleeping seals, even drown much larger whales together. If you haven’t seen it, BBC’s Frozen Planet is highly recommended 🐋. . ⛴ @majormarinetours . . . . . . #orcas #killerwhale #killerwhales #whales #wildandfree #whalewatching #seward #sewardalaska #majormarinetours #kenaifjords #kenaifjordsnationalpark #oceanlife #marinelife #turningthetide #emptythetanks #bbcearth #wildlifespotting #wildlifephotography #nationalpark #alaska #travelalaska #explorealaska #wildlifephotographer #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #alaskaadventures #alaskanature #alaskanationalparks #alaskawildlife #sonyalpha
Puffins, occupy the waterfront level, of this alaskan highrise. #kenaifjords #i_need_a_camera
My good friends paddling past our lemon landmark (watermark?) #kayaklife #neverstopexploring #ak #kenaifjords #alaska #clearwatercove #yurtdwellers #paddle #adventureisoutthere
FOGTOWN': The town of Seward gradually came together in small pieces, first the Safeway, than groupings of houses and other buildings and the top of a cruise ship. It was around 9 pm by the time we arrived. __________________ We drove down to the water’s edge to an unpaved road. People in parkas and puffy coats were in the streets. In the center was a main street where the restaurants and stores joined each other in a strip. Seward reminds you of a mix of the town from Walking Dead and Northern Exposure but all on the water cradled by hills. There is heavy smog rolling down the hills that sits over your head, playing hide and seek with the mountaintops. The rain was cold and lasted into the remainder of night. _______________ Dinner was going to be at Apollo Restaurant. They closed at 10 pm and it was too late to dine in, but we were able to order the food as carry out. The wait staff was very kind and offered us a seat and plenty of water. Customers were finishing up their meals. The interior of Apollo was almost as you would expect for an establishment boasting a Mediterranean menu in a port town in Alaska. Greek statues and large mounted fish provide some ambience. According to their website, they opened in 1976. The same year I was born. Our food is ready and we cross back over to the hotel. The calzones were great and as big as your head. A full stomach and warm pajamas were the order of the night. For once night appeared as night and it felt like time to go to bed. . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #everyonebuttwo #seward #kenaifjords #alaska #nps #lastfrontier #alaskalife #diversitymatters #diversifyoutdoors #diversitynadventure #everytrailconnects #explore #exploremore #blackoutdoors #outdoorafro #ColorOutside #weoutchea #takemoreadventures #theadventuregap #usa #roadtrippers #roadtripusa #exploreamerica #thislandisourland #travelgram #rvlife #GoRVing #discoveralaska #anchorage #sidetrack
Harding Ice Field Trail, Kenai Fjords NP, AK With my good friend @moetropolis near the top of the trail. The sierras are in my back yard so I hike at high elevations A LOT! This hike was grueling! Seemed like a never ending staircase for 4.2 miles, so a difficult hike for most but the views are outstanding! #kenaipeninsula #kenaifjordsnationalpark #hardingicefield #exitglacier #explorealaska #hikinginalaska #alaskaadventures #sewardalaska #kenaifjords #incredibleviews #glaciers #incredibleearth #northtoalaska #thelastfrontier #hikingvibes #hiking 👣 #hiking 🌲 #hikingadventure #hikingphotography #ilovetohike #mountainscenery #getoutandexplore #visitalaska #alaskaphotographer #hikingtrails #hikingtheglobe #travelingphotography #landscapephotographer #nature_photography #doesntgetmuchbetter
This curious soul couldn’t sit still. He needed to run everywhere and see everything. He probably didn’t mind to jump off the boat, if we didn’t follow his every step 😄 - - - #alaska #fromwhereistand #roamtheplanet #travelwithkids #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper #travelstoke #liveauthentic #adventure #lastfrontier #wanderlust #kenaifjords #traveler #traveldiaries
My mom called us today and Faith was talking to her on speaker phone and I just yelled from afar “WE’RE PROBABLY GONNA STAY HERE FOREVER” and she replies “Anyways did Hannah get the beer she wants yet.”
One of the biggest glaciers in Kenai Fjords, this glacier apparently doesn’t move but only grows and shrinks in size. Always wanted to see a glacier this close and Aialik was a spectacular sight indeed. Witnessed several calving and was able to capture this one! Looks fierce but at the same time you are awed by its vastness and beauty. #alaska #kenaifjords #aialikglacier #glacier #vacation #lastfrontier #cruise
“Adrenaline Run” . . A full speed run in a great boat is a rush for sure - the rapid flow of air, roar of the engine, flying spray, and cavalcade of scenery whipping by! I shot this pic recently in Alaska, filming from a speeding boat tracking along side of the boat in the photo. That’s the Kenai Peninsula in the background. It was on a gray, drizzly day that created that signature “Alaska look”. The immensity and grandeur of Alaska basically defies words. I’ve filmed there many times over the years, including as an Executive Producer and Director of Photography for a National Geographic Channel wildlife special titled “Icy Killers”, which aired worldwide multiple times in 2009 and 2010. Filming in Alaska never gets old! The wilderness is so full of raw energy! One of my longtime experience areas and skill sets in filming is close action tracking of moving objects - animals, people, planes, cars, motorcycles, action sports, etc. Fun stuff! . . I shot this pic recently on a commercial assignment with @gibbymedia in Alaska. My brother Lon is the Founder and Owner of Gibby Media, which is based in the Northwest. Always awesome to get the chance to film with Gibby Media - especially in Alaska! I chose this frame for a number of reasons, including that the identity of my brother’s client is covered by the spray of the boat. I’m sure Gibby Media will reveal the identity of their client when the timing is right. BTW, we were way out in the middle of the channel for this high speed photo and video sequence, and not near any other boats, so as to respect others, the environment, and not disturb the shoreline area. . . #stevegibby #gibbymedia #natgeoyourshot #natgeoadventure #explorationgram #tlpicks #liveoutdoors #alaska #campersjournal #earthexploration #exploreeverything #kenaifjords #earthpix #goneexploring #travelawesome #welivetoexplore #travelalaska #ig_world_photo #findyouradventure #roamtheplanet #adventure #adventuretravel #extremeearth #travelbug #wonderful_places #explore #fishingboat #world_besttravel
Thanks for traveling the world with me @yashapasha 💚
Groom, eat, repeat. Just a day in the life of a sea otter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀📷: Captain John ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #majormarinetours #otterlove #otters #alaska #travelalaska #optoutside #exploremore #kenaifjords #travel #seward #traveltuesday #seaotters #sewardalaska
The orca sightings have been incredible this September! #KenaiFjordsTours | #PursuitLife
Ladies and Gents gander and the splendor of the Kenai Fjords 360 of @majormarinetours ! All of their boats are pretty great but this thing is a marvel of engineering. #Spaceship #Seward #Alaska #KenaiPeninsula #KenaiFjords
#aialikglacier is one of the most active Tide water glaciers. We could hear the noise and sounds of ice rumbling like thunder. Notice a part of ice falling into the ocean. P.S: we had a chance to taste a margarita made from the fallen ice of this glacier called #glacierita ===================================== • • • #anchorage #cruise #kayaking #gulfofalaska #canonphotography #canontravel #alaska #naturephotography #landscapephotography #canon #travelblogger #traveldestination_ig #instagram #instatraveling #nofilter #bbcearth #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #natgeowild #life #journeys #travelgram #nationalpark #likeforlikes #followforfollowback #kenaifjords #500pxstudio @majormarinetours @alaska.proud @alaskanps @alaskaair
Cormorants are excellent swimmers and can dive up to 30ft/ 9m deep in order to catch fish and shellfish. Their feathers are not waterproof as a result this bird has to dry his feathers in the sun before flying of. #kenaifjordsnationalpark #kenaifjords #nationalparkobsessed #cormorant #nature #bird
Millers Landing now has a place to hold events and weddings! Rent out the entire north side campground, with all of its cabins, and all of its beachfront and river front access! Close the gate if you want, or lay out a welcome sign! Give us a call today for more info on space for your 2019 gathering! Photo credit goes to @aroundalaska @gibberishjosher @calventure
Mountains + Ocean = Paradise. These are the stunning fjords covered in glaciers and old growth forest along the coast of Seward, Alaska.
We can’t even describe our feeling, when we first saw this giant dorsal fin appear out of the ocean 🤩! Since watching „Free Willy“ as a little child, we’re absolutely fascinated by orcas. They are very smart, highly social, communicative and powerful predators. That’s why they, like Willy in the movie, definitely don’t belong in tanks. Can you believe that nowadays orcas are still caught from the ocean to perform in marine parks 😔? . Fun facts: Orcas are the largest dolphin species and the name „Killer Whale“ originated from sailers, who called the species „Whale Killer“ after watching them hunt and prey on large whales 🐳. The orcas of this pod however are residents who feed on fish only 🐟. . 🎬 ɴᴇᴡ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ – don’t miss our newest Youtube video about our exceptional experience of swimming with humpback whales in Tonga! youtube.com/bugsandbears . ⛴ @majormarinetours . . . . . . #orcas #killerwhale #killerwhales #whales #wildandfree #whalewatching #seward #sewardalaska #majormarinetours #kenaifjords #kenaifjordsnationalpark #oceanlife #marinelife #turningthetide #emptythetanks #seaworld #wildlifespotting #wildlifephotography #nationalpark #alaska #travelalaska #explorealaska #wildlifephotographer #wildlifephotography #capturethewild #alaskaadventures #alaskanature #alaskanationalparks #alaskawildlife #sonyalpha
Sitting in a small Cessna is always special to me! But sitting in this small plane and fly through beautiful morninglight over the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska is unforgettable! - - - #alaska #kenaifjords #homer #usa #landscapephotography #canonphotography #canon #5d #photooftheday #photooftheday #fotografie #travel #reisen #explore
Ice, ice, more ice... and a superpod of orcas 😮 all photos courtesy of / stolen from @jchiu1 😞 #alaska #kenaifjords #seward #matanuskaglacier #exitglacier #hardingicefield
The cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park was amazing! I couldn’t choose just one picture to upload from today so I did my top 5. Swipe to see all of them!
Neat little hike in Kenai Fjords. Got to hike along the shoreline of Resurrection Bay. Even though it’s a bit late in the season I was still able to spot some salmon spawning in the creek, It was pretty cool. According to AllTrails 3.8 miles RT with 692 ft elevation gain. Hike #61 #kenaifjords #travelalaska #tonsinacreek #alaska #52hikechallenge #hike #adventureisoutthere #neverstopexploring #wanderlust #glacier #peoplewhoadventure #hikersbabeorg100 #exploretocreate #naturelove #explore #nikonphotography #mountains #girlswhohikela #mountaingirls #view #optoutside #nature #womenwhohike #outdoorwomen #adventure #natureismytherapy
Salutations world: it’s Selanof and I’m tail slapping the water to tell everyone how stoked I am that the weather has cleared up and I can see the Cohos again. I’m part of the resident AB pod that lives around Prince William Sound. The AB pod has suffered greatly in the past forty years. Orcas are matrilineal, and in 1985, the two dominant “grannie” females in the pod were shot by longline fishermen. The surviving daughters passed on four years later in the Exxon Valdez oil spill and their two orphans survived, but the the badly disrupted ecosystem and pod hierarchy could not support these two juveniles and they died a year later. If fish and water quality seem like some unknown and immeasurable quantity, then use orcas as your metric for oceanic destruction. These incredible beings are very very limited, and on our current trajectory they too could be another species we accidentally stumbled upon and stamped out. ⧫ More on longlining to come because oh baby I am opinionated. ⧫ ⧫ #alaska #kenaifjords #orcas #salmon #conservation #eco #marineconservation #oilspill #oceans
Imagine you're on the high seas of Resurrection Bay when the unmistakable scent of cookies wafts over the air! You think you're going crazy, but no they're actually baking cookies. #alaska #50states #lastfrontier #mountains #sewardalaska #seward #findyourpark #kenai #kenaifjords #getoutside #roadtrip #49thstate #sunshine #cookies #baking #ocean #imonaboat #kenaifjordstours
Sea otters were one of my top five animals to see in Alaska, and they did not disappoint. Such georgous animals making a comeback after decades of detrimental fur trade. . . . . #seaotter #otter #marine #wildlife #ocean #nature #wild #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifephotography #photography #alaska #usa #kenai #kenaifjords #nps #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #cannon #cannon100d #travel #goexplore #cute #animal #mammal #socute
One more week left of Kenai Fjords National Park Cruises and the killer whales are still so active! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 📷: @johann_photography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #majormarinetours #orcasofinsta #mondaymood #alaska #travelalaska #optoutside #exploremore #kenaifjords #travel #seward #killerwhales #orcas #sewardalaska #alaskastartshere
Shaken, Not Stirred . There is almost no sound, then slowly you hear some creaking as glacier ice stars to break off.... then the "boom" hits as calving ice breaks off and crashes into the waters below. The sounds and the feeling of pure energy and power that comes across as the ice calves away is almost indescribable, pulling your breath away. . And just to give a perspective of how large calving ice is... if you look closely you can see seabirds flying around the base of the glacier in search of food. . . . . #alaska #alaskalife #travelalaska #kenaifjords #kenaipeninsula #explorealaska #glaicer #holgateglacier #landscape_perfection #naturebrilliance #bestnatureshot #naturelover_gr #nature_sultans #nature_perfection #rsa_nature #natureaddict #jaw_dropping_shots #igrefined #ig_thisworld #main_vision #igpodium #hubs_united #gottalove_this #ig_bliss #nikon_photography #nikontop_ #fantastic_shotzs #special_shots
#bearlyswimming || Being unemployed and all, we've tried to be pretty frugal on our trip. Alaska makes that a challenge sometimes. 🙁🙁 So much of the state is only accessible by boat or plane and neither option is cheap. When Andrews parents visited and wanted to do a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park, we figured it would be worth it. And it was! We had incredible weather, saw so much wildlife, and even caught a glacier calving! Our boat captain said he had only seen a bear swimming across the channel one time before this in 23 years! How lucky is that?! . (PS in the second picture of the tidewater glaciers, note the boat for scale. We ❤️ glaciers!)
Fjord: (noun) a long narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier. . There are two ways to explore Kenai Fjord National Park; by boat or by foot. We did both! We started off by hiking 8 miles and gaining 3k feet in elevation to overlook the vast Harding Icefield and Exit Glacier. The next day we took a boat along Kenai Fjord’s coast to see wildlife and the calving Holgate Glacier. . That is the USCGC Healy, the largest and most advanced icebreaker in North America. It’s studying and getting photos of the Holgate Glacier. . The world is truly amazing #youmeandthejeep . . . #overlanding #travel #liveworktravel #alaska #kenaifjords #kenaifjordsnationalpark #fjord #coastguard #uscgchealy #uscgc #travel #mountains #nationalparks #onthewatter #lifeisbeautiful #overlandbound #lifeontheroad #nationalparkservice #vanlife #projectvanlife #overlandtravel #roadtripdiaries #jeeplife #jeeplifestyle #alaskamountains #mountainlife
. 這次是渣畫質&大家來找碴系列。 來阿拉斯加之前我就知道這裡是野生動物的天堂,不論你是爬山、搭船、開車,甚至是待在民宿裡都有可能看到野生動物,也因為早就知道,所以對於沒帶任何一顆拍鳥鏡頭就來這裡非常自責(然而我也沒錢買拍鳥鏡頭) (而此次旅行的兩人分別在第4天及第8天把相機摔壞又是另一個悲傷的故事了) #alaska #seward #whittier #kenaifjords #kenaifjordsnationalpark #glacier #princewilliamsound #26glaciers #intothewild #thisisamerica
Sea lions or seals? Do you know, how to tell them apart? We’ve encountered Stellar sea lions (the largest of the species) and harbor seals along Kenai’s coast and loved watching both of them 🤗. . Sea lions are larger, more social, very vocal and can be aggressive with one another. We observed two males fighting right next to our boat, until one of them jumped backwards from several meters into the water. They have long flippers and use them to support themselves and walk on land. . Seals on the other hand are smaller, quite shy and rarely vocalize. They are less social and spend more time in the water, often leading solitary lives. On land seals move by sliding or shuffling without using their flippers. . Most obvious – sea lions have small outer ears, seals don’t 👂. . On board of @majormarinetours ⛴ . . . . . . . #sealions #sealion #seals #marinelife #oceanlife #marinebiology #endangered #seward #sewardalaska #majormarinetours #kenaifjords #alaska #travelalaska #explorealaska #thealaskalife #alaskanature #alaskanationalparks #alaskawildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotograper #capturethewild #naturelovers #wildlifeaddicts #wildplanet #beautifuldestinations #roamtheplanet #travelcouple #igersvienna #sonya7Riii
Mountains of the Chugach National Forest across Resurrection Bay as seen from Seward Waterfront. I couldn’t get a close shot of it but there’s a sea otter lounging through the evening who couldn’t care less. Love otters 😁 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sewardalaska #seward #chugach #seaotter #resurrectionbay #kenaifjords #eclectic_shotz #visualart #earthpix #earth #earth_pix #passionpassport #exoticdestinations #beautifuldestinations #bucketlistadventures #ig_exquisite #visualsoflife #outdoorphotography #nikond750 #igersf #matanuskaglacier #ig_captures #artofvisuals #milliondollarvisuals #awesomeearth #capturelandscapes #lonelyplanet #capturelandscapes
„Who’s disturbing?“ – we’re so in love with this grumpy looking coastal resident 😀! . 90% of sea otters live in Alaska. They are one of the few animal species that are able to use tools 🐚🛠. As an example, they open their prey like mussels and crabs by positioning a stone on their breast and striking the prey against it. They also use stones to break mussels loose from the sea floor and can shackle crabs with seaweed to prevent them from fleeing 🦀. Isn’t that awesome? . On one square centimeter of sea otter skin is as much hair as humans have on their whole head on average 💇‍♀ – this is the densest fur in the animal kingdom. Therefore, sea otters have been intensively hunted over a long period of time. 1910, the species was almost extinct apart from a few remainders. Since then, the little predators are strictly protected and their population has recovered. . On board of @majormarinetours ⚓️ . . . . . . #seaotter #otter #marinelife #oceanlife #seaotters #seward #sewardalaska #majormarinetours #kenaifjords #alaska #travelalaska #explorealaska #thealaskalife #sharingalaska #alaskaadventures #alaskanature #alaskanationalparks #alaskawildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotograper #capturethewild #naturelovers #wildlifeaddicts #wildplanet #animalkingdom #thegreatoutdoors #travelcouple #sonyalphasclub #sonya7Riii
Distant memories 🌅
🛥 Kenai Fjord National Park on a beautiful blue sky day! #kenaifjords #glacier #bluewaters #greatday #thisview #mykenaifjords
🛥🐳 We saw Orcas! So many they called it a “super pod” meaning instead of one family unit of 3-8 orcas, we were seeing multiple family units and about 20-30 orcas in total! This super pod was the talk around town with the locals in Seward. Our captain says this is rare and he has only come across this two other times in his career. Of course, I still had a difficult time capturing images. 🤦🏻‍♀️ In my defense, I was on a moving boat and the orcas don’t surface for long and I never knew where they would surface next. Out of frustration, I stopped trying to capture photos and decided to just enjoy the moment. Sometimes you just have to put the camera down! #orcas #kenaifjords #enjoythemoments #kenai #mykenaifjords
A month from today I'll be back in this beautiful and inspiring land.
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