Monday, August 06, 2007

Alaskan wildlife

Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) spotted near the ms Zuiderdam.

Humpback whale
(Megaptera novaeangliae). It is hard to photograph the slapping tail, although I got decent video of it.

Black wolf
, at least that is what the raft guide called it. I think this is actually a dark version of Canis lupus, the gray wolf.

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), we saw 22 different bald eagles on our trip down the Tsirku River. The river is opaque with glacial silt released from the Tsirku Glacier near Haines.

River raft guide (Ursus ceepeeus), proprietor of CP's Facial Glacial (featuring glacial silt) and an all around interesting fellow.

Killer whale (
Orcinus orca) dorsal fin photographed near Vancouver Island.

Black bear (Ursus americanus) fishing for spawning pink salmon.

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