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Gayle P. Clement | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gayle's Travelblog > A Sea of Icebergs
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A Sea of Icebergs

Near the Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound

We reserved a week at the Sea Otter campground in Valdez, directly on the Prince William Sound. The promised sea otters float past our camper several times each day. There's much to do and photograph around Valdez. Several large glaciers are in the area, one that you can drive to and walk on, others that you can go to by boat. We can see two from our "backyard". The pink salmon are running and it's very easy for a good fisherman to catch his limit in a very short time. Eagles, gulls and seals surround the area near the hatchery, gorging on salmon. A mother grizzly with her cubs lingers in the area and walk right behind the fisherman.

We took a glacier tour on the Lulu Belle. The captain was terrific, determined that we'd see puffins, whales, sea lions, and shorebirds. We lingered in an area with four whales for quite a while, watching as the whales surfaced over and over. One breached in a beautiful show and Breland got the best photos of that event.

When we approached the Columbia glacier the icebergs sparkled in the brilliant sunlight. Breland and I usually avoid "touristy" things, but the Lulu Belle tour was an incredible experience.

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Nestor Derkach16-Jul-2007 14:01
A lovely scene that can not be exlained with out an image.
This is just great.
Bryan Murahashi10-Jul-2007 14:51
Beautiful scenery and excellent landscape photo. V
Katie Chew10-Jul-2007 14:04
Beautiful! V
Earl Arboneaux 10-Jul-2007 13:00
Great scenery, sounds like both of you
are having a wonderful trip! V
QUERIDO10-Jul-2007 12:14
Excellent shot,vote
Yvonne10-Jul-2007 11:28
A fabulous scene Gayle, your holiday sounds wonderful! vote
Debbie Blackburn Beierle10-Jul-2007 05:55
Breathtaking! You can sense the "nip" in the air!! v
Dave Wixx10-Jul-2007 05:32
Wonderful overlook. Sounds like you had a fantastic day - the sort of day I dream about.
Bryan Ramsay10-Jul-2007 02:24
Spectacular! Sounds like you are having a great time! -BJ
Yi Feng10-Jul-2007 02:16
Stunning scene! Great exposure! V
Elaine (etfitz)10-Jul-2007 01:48
Absolutely amazing! Incredible image!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)10-Jul-2007 01:39
Breath taking scenery, wonderful image.....Jess
Susanne10-Jul-2007 00:20
This has got to be the travel of your life. I think that your hobby will come so in handy, because you will capture something that will not only be committed to memory, but for you later to look back too. Great shot. Vote.
Robin Reid09-Jul-2007 23:56
Breathtaking, awe inspiring. gorgeous, spectacular!!! V.
joanteno09-Jul-2007 23:49
Cindi Smith09-Jul-2007 23:30
Absolutely gorgeous! I'm just in awe!
Peter Stahl09-Jul-2007 23:11
Nice composition and great exposure. Excellent Gayle! GMV.
Coleen Perilloux Landry09-Jul-2007 22:42
So beautiful. Take a photo of a mother sea otter with her baby floating on her stomach for me.
petesie09-Jul-2007 22:41
Buz is absolutely right. This is an awesome image, Gayle and thank you for telling us all about it...V
firstbrook09-Jul-2007 22:18
Sounds and looks fantastic
Guest 09-Jul-2007 21:22
GORGEOUS SHOT! I just this morning saw a man wearing a Valdez, AK hat out here! Small world... but I wouldn't want to paint it (Steven Wright)!
Ray :)09-Jul-2007 21:19
Looks like you are on top of the world!
laine8209-Jul-2007 21:16
Looks & sounds marvelous, Gayle !!
J. Scott Coile09-Jul-2007 20:44
Guest 09-Jul-2007 20:31
Magnificent landscape. vote
Buz Kiefer09-Jul-2007 20:13
Been studying this for quite awhile. It's beauty is deceiving; it was not an easy scene to capture I'm betting. This is inspiring work Gayle, particularly the exposure/treatment of the clouds. Very enthusiastic vote.
Faye White09-Jul-2007 19:47
this is so very beautiful!