American Dipper

The American Dipper walks under water at times as it searches for food along the edges of swift running streams. This one has its head underwater looking for something to eat. Image captured while visiting Anan Wildlife Observatory in Tongass National Forest, Alaska.American Dipper
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600.0 mm f/4.0 lens and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 800, 1/250 sec at f/5.6, using a tripod.
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Alaska Ferry, Big Boys Come Aboard

The ferry slowly swallowed a parking lot full of cars, then they started to load the big campers like this one. Before the ferry left the dock all the vehicles and trailers that you see in the top of  the image were loaded. Guess not everyone is staying in tents once they get to Alaska.Motor Home going down ramp to ferry
Images Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 48 mm, ISO 400, 1/640 sec at f/8.0.

Alaska Ferry, Early Morning Traffic

This is a color image of a lone power boat traveling the same channel as the Alaskan Ferry was captured at 5:30 AM. It feels as if you are traveling in a dream world that lacks the intense colors of reality.power boat in the fog
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 400, 1/200 sec at f/8.0. Hand held.

Alaska Ferry, Tents on the Stern

There are two decks on the Alaskan Ferry where tents can be pitched. After leaving the Seattle, Washington area it is two nights before reaching the first port in Alaska. Here are a few hardy souls taking advantage of low cost accommodations.group of tents on stern of boat
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 18 mm, ISO 400, 0.4 sec at f/8.0. Hand held.