If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may be aware that every October I co-guide photo tours to Alaska’s Arctic in search of all things “Alaska Special,” with a focus on the northern lights, polar bears and Arctic wildlife. I just returned from the first trip and leave tomorrow for the next one.
Big and Wild
Each adventure is different every year. The shifting weather of the October season often presents its own set of unique challenges. One thing that seems to ring clear both in my own personal experience as well as that of the many guests that participate in this journey is: The BIG WILD spaces of Alaska are amazing, addicting, and very difficult to completely absorb in one experience.
The Amazing Arctic
The Arctic is a severe landscape, with harsh conditions and the wildlife density is very low compared to other environments. We are never quite sure what we will find, but something always surprises us. This year, in the span of 10 miles, we watched two wild wolves stalk a lone caribou in a river. While waiting and watching, a cow moose and calf came running up the river out of nowhere. After leaving that scene, we watch a wolverine run across the road right in front of us. You just never know what will unfold and those were some special moments.
I know that some of you are the wait list for the 2016 October tours and we will begin booking in early November so standby to hear from us.
Here are a few shots from the first trip.