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May 23, 2011: DAY 5: Our 2011 Spring King Salmon Derby Days in Juneau, Alaska...

May 23, 2011:

Our fifth day fishing the Spring king Salmon Derby the month of May in Juneau, Alaska from our skiff (Great fishing and viewing wildlife on a beautiful day)...


Early morning bite was on, and I was the first to land this nice King Salmon...


And, our luck continued - Max landed another shortly thereafter...
 
Max posing with his catch of the morning...
 
The herring were in abundance during most of the derby days in Tee Harbor, although not as much as we saw today...they were flipping everywere, so the Pigeon Guillemots (not a duck, but an alcid - seabird related to puffins) that breed on coasts and islands from southern Alaska were prevalent everywhere today...

 
These Pigeon Guillemots are so graceful...

 
An action shot of a Pigeon Guillemot taking flight...

The sunrise is just beginning...

 
This quaint cabin simply evokes serenity...

The sunrise from inside Tee Harbor on this beautiful morning...

I was lucky to capture such a close-up of a herring jumping out of the water inside Tee Harbor (you can actually see its eye ;)...
 
A stunning and beautiful morning...
 
Killer Whales approaching - there goes the fishing, and instead, bring on the whale watching...

Killer Whales feeding on schools of herring...


The Killer Whales were really thrashing about...




This huge Whale was attempting to get away from the Killer Whales, so it entered Tee Harbor and ended coming up just a few feet in front of our skiff...

Numerous Killer Whales having a feeding frenzy on herring...




Last sighting of Killer Whales and a Whale, so we're on our way to the beach at Tee Harbor to start the drive home...

We happened upon a young Black Bear along the roadside (it's still shedding its winter coat)...

The Black Bear decided to head back into the brush...

It decided to give us one last look...further on we saw two deer as well (nice huge bucks), although the photographs turned out too blurry due to many other vehicles passing by while attempting to capture pics of them...

 

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I cannot recall a time when we were able to view such an abundance of Alaska wildlife in such a short time period. The bonus is that it was on such a beautiful day!

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