Sunday, May 30, 2010

Land of the Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun, Barrow Alaska. Taken at 12:30 at night.

This is a shot looking out my hotel room window at the
sea ice on the Arctic Ocean.

Seals pop up through small holes to bask on top of the ice.
Polar bears roam the ice looking for the seals. They stalk them
much like a cat moving slowly while the seal is sleeping, then
freeze in place when the seal pops their head up to look
around. This continues until the polar bear, whose white fur
blends in with it's surroundings, is close enough to pounce on
the seal and eat it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Welcome to Barrow Alaska

I finally made it to Barrow Alaska after three attempts from
a place called Umiat.

What should normally have taken about an hour and 15
minutes of flight time took three days because of really bad

We're here chasing something called the "Spectacled Eider". We
Capture them and then take them for a helicopter ride to have
transmitters put in them by a veterinarian so they can be tracked
and studied later.

One of the duck wranglers Katie, took this picture of a Polar Bear on
the edge of town in Barrow.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Heliskiing with H2O Heli Guides in Valdez Alaska

This is a video taken last month heliskiing in Valdez Alaska. If you click on the little "YouTube" emblem it'll take you to a Large High Quality video. Enjoy.