Tag Archives: Tongass National Forest

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

Posted in Alaska, Botany, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Plants, Scenic, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bald Eagle

Another first along this journey – but not the last, not by a long shot!  Did you know the bald eagle is BOTH our national bird AND our national animal??  Furthermore, as kangaroos are to Australia, it is the only sea … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Animal Kingdom, Birds, Nature, Ornithology, Outdoors, Photography, Travel, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Alaska, Botany, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Scenic, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pinnipeds

Yay!  Finally!  First close-up sights of harbor seals in the Misty Fjords!  Harbor seals are 1 of 6 species of haired seals found in Alaskan waters, and typically use glacial fjords as a home base.  They can grow to 5 … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Animal Kingdom, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Travel, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunset on the Behm

Behm Canal in the Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Forest

Posted in Alaska, Colors, Commercial, Creative, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, Photo Retouching, Photography, Scenic, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Alaska, Colors, Commercial, Creative, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, Photo Retouching, Photography, Scenic, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment