Alaska - Prince William Sound Cruise
Wednesday 26th July, 2006
More images from a day cruise around northern Prince William Sound. It's days like these I wish I had more than 5GB of flash card memory! :-)
Above: One of the many chunks of ice that have fallen off Columbia Glacier.
Below: Sea Lions enjoying the sun.
Above: This Bald Eagle was watching us as we travelled from Columbia Glacier to Meares Glacier.
Below: Sea Otters out of the water, near Meares Glacier.
Below: A Bald Eagle that had been circling over Meares Glacier flies overhead and away from the ice.
Above and below: A huge chunk of ice calves off Meares Glacier
and makes a tremendous splash. For reference, the height of the glacier
is about 60 metres tall. These shots were captured from a distance of about
1km. At this distance you have to spot the calving a few seconds before
you hear it. A smaller chunk of ice had fallen off in this area not long
before I captured these photos.
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All photos and content (except where marked) Copyright Craig McIntyre 2006.