Category Archives: Landscape

Announcing New Site, New Blog!

Hello followers, subscribers and any recent newcomers to Laurie Merritt Photography! The header above has always been, “where do you want to go today…”  I’ve been posting at WordPress.com for the past 5 years, and it ultimately came time to ask myself that very same … Continue reading

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Steep, Colorful, Wet, Mossy, Granite Cliffs

Here are some exquisite examples of this granite, moss-covered and tree-lined cliff at Rudyerd Bay  near Ketchikan.  Most of the world’s fjords (i.e. Norway), which are glacier-formed narrow inlets with steep cliffs, are found in only a handful of countries and some of … Continue reading

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“C’mon Big D. Fly!!”

Big world out there!  One cormorant stands out among its fellow sea birds.  

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“The Yosemite of the North”

It’s a term often used for Misty Fjords – the words heart-stopping and jaw-dropping just aren’t enough to do justice to this area of natural beauty.  Misty Fjords National Monument covers 2 million acres (vs. Yosemite’s 761,000) of the Tongass National Forest, … Continue reading

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Sunset on the Behm

Behm Canal in the Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Forest

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Momentarily Changing Tunes, er… I Mean Tones

Traveling upstream in the Behm Canal headed toward Rudyerd Bay and points north, all of which are part of the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national forest, which covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers unique … Continue reading

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New Eddystone Rock, Misty Fjords

This distinctive 280-foot pillar of basalt came from fractures in the floor of Behm Canal, indicating it was part of a volcanic vent over the last 5 million years.  It stands at the entrance to Rudyerd Bay, one of the most scenic waterways in the … Continue reading

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Behm Canal

Approaching the Misty Fjords National Monument, the 108-mile Behm Canal is a natural channel that separates Revillagigedo Island from mainland Alaska.  We’re about to behold yet another scenic wonderland…  and heck!  we were on the lookout for owls, whales, sea lions, bears and … Continue reading

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A Seiner Silhouette and a Tree Line

Once in awhile, fog can make some things stand out very nicely!!

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Morning Fog Bank

Luckily, we ditched this and headed left into the fjord.  Still, it would have been cool to aim straight for just awhile longer…

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