Alaska is greener and bigger and brighter than ever before, my eyes are continously popping out of my head with delight and surprise, and I love my job. So, what have I seen so far?
There's been a number of birds that are on migration paths that take them through SE Alaska, so for a short time they are here, but in years past I haven't been around this early in the season, or been in a position to be looking for them (or pointing my camera at them) before. Can you ID any of them??
I am also quite stunned by the last three weeks, which have been sunny. I've never seen a run of such weather, and I don't know what to make of it. Many of the locals are talking about it too. If it doesn't rain, will the trees dry out? I really love to see this place in the sunshine, but the rain is important.
It seems that a week of sun gets all the mammals out to warm up and munch on things, and this season we've seen plenty of Bears, as well as Otters and Mink. I've even seen a Moose.
I am going to be taking a three week break now, two of which are going to be in Mexico, and then one back in Seattle.