Several weeks ago I returned from a vacation of a lifetime. A land and cruise tour around Alaska.
Starting in Fairbanks, spending several days in Denali National Park, and then ending the trip with a 7 day cruise. Visiting glaciers, and the towns of Skagway, Juneau, Ketchican, and making it into the gold country of Canada’s Yukon Territory gave me a chance to capture “The light of Alaska”.
Here are several examples from the Land, Sea, and Air from our 49th State.
A view looking down into a valley in Denali National Park. The red ground covering is called fire weed, and the yellow are Aspen trees lining the valley floor. Denali National Park is larger that the state of Massachusetts, at over 6 million acres.
Here is part of the ever changing 12 mile long Mendenhall Glacier, located in Mendenhall Valley 12 miles from Juneau, Alaska. Frequently ice will “calve” off of the glacier sending it into the water creating small icebergs.
An almost full moon rises in a valley about 50 miles south of Ketchican, Alaska, “The salmon capital of the world”.
If you ever thought about going to Alaska, or if you are even an arm chair traveler, go and see more of my “Alaska Light” travel photos. Go to My Travel Eye Alaska page. You will be glad you did.