Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sea otters and Ice

Sea otters, Prince William Sound, Alaska
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 500mm f4L IS w/1.4x (700mm), 1/400 sec @ f/5.6, hand held

I just returned from a 5 day trip in Prince William Sound. Typical to that region, I saw lots of rain and clouds. The last day opened up to beautiful blue skies and grand vistas of the Chugach mountains. The beginning of that blue sky is reflected in the water around the sea otters in this picture, adding a vibrant color to the surface water. Sea otters congregate in large numbers in parts of Northern Prince William Sound, and haul out on icebergs, similar to the harbor seals. These two otters exhibit a curiosity as our boat approached them slowly.

1 comment:

Traveler said...

Beautiful blues. I took similar but the sea looked gray.

Maybe I should hit up Norma for one of them 500mm lenses.

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