A little over a week ago, work sent me to Anchorage for a couple of days. Given some solo time in a new place, I took the chance to bring some camera gear along. I had initially planned to look for and photograph Sheep or Mountain Goat along the Seward Highway, but I was met with bare rock (and no animals). Fortunately, not being one to give up hope, I took a bit more of a scenic route on my return and came across a couple of moose! Enjoy!
This morning I was up by 3:15 and before the sun was up I had some breakfast and 30 minutes of reading under my belt (appropriately from Wild at Heart). Getting out the door at around 4:15, I headed out to catch up with my friend Bill for some bear searching near the Peterson Creek Meadows. On the way there, I saw four deer and a bear. Here’s a picture of one of the deer.
After my brief stop, we made it out to the meadows and wandered about through the woods hoping for bear, but there wasn’t much more than a single pile of scat. It’s was a beautiful morning, but woefully slim on wildlife save for birds chirping incessantly. Of course, on the way back, there was more wildlife right along the highway… This time, it was two different bears…
You can see more images from the day at http://photos.codyjbennett.com/Other/2011/