Images of Alaska

I just returned from a fantastic season in SE Alaska working on board the National Geographic expedition ships, and what a season it's been! Here are a few of my favorite shots from the trip, that I will be entering to the DEPTHS OF PERCEPTION:OCEAN WAVES PHOTOBLOG COMPETITION sponsored by www.cruise.co.uk

This is a rare sighting of a killer whale spy hopping in SE Alaska. This behavior is often seen in Antarctica, but rarely seen up north. It was an amazing setting, with the sun going down just behind the ship and lighting up the sky just as the killer whale came up.

This is a rare sighting of a killer whale spy hopping in SE Alaska. This behavior is often seen in Antarctica, but rarely seen up north. It was an amazing setting, with the sun going down just behind the ship and lighting up the sky just as the killer whale came up.

A killer whale comes up for air with the spectacular Mt. Fairweather range in the background. The Fairweathers rise up over 15,000 feet in just a few miles from the coastline in Glacier Bay National Park!

A killer whale comes up for air with the spectacular Mt. Fairweather range in the background. The Fairweathers rise up over 15,000 feet in just a few miles from the coastline in Glacier Bay National Park!

A bald eagle snatches a fish from the water near the Inian Islands. These birds of prey are very skilled at fishing, and sometimes they have been known to catch a fish too big to fly away with and they will actually swim to shore with it!

A bald eagle snatches a fish from the water near the Inian Islands. These birds of prey are very skilled at fishing, and sometimes they have been known to catch a fish too big to fly away with and they will actually swim to shore with it!