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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

my escort service.....

I had the pleasure of an escort service as I began the long hundred mile drive home from Anchorage this evening, after a long day of running errands. The little white blip in the water at the lower right hand corner of the photo is a beluga whale, one of at least a dozen that were making their way up Turnagain Arm with the incoming tide.

Here's a better shot of one that just came up for air, but the photo isn't as scenic. These guys are about twelve to fifteen feet long, I'd guess. They follow the schools of salmon up the Arm on the incoming tide, which is among the highest in the world--more than thirty feet.


  1. I heard beluga on the half shell is quite a treat. Just kidding. What an awesome thing to be able to capture. I was fishing off the coast of Marco Island in Fla. when dolphins decided to play besides the boat. Of course I didn't have a camera with me, but it was too cool, even if they did splash me. Post more pics before the snow starts flying, although that is a different kind of beauty.

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