Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Second day of cruise

The following pictures were taken in Disenchantment Bay where Hubbard Glacier is located. If you look the picture above you can see the glacier coming down out of the mountains.

Hubbard Glacier

Scenery around Hubbard Glacier

More scenery around Hubbard Glacier.

Look at all the ice we were navigating through. It was really quiet beautiful.

Another shot of Hubbard Glacier.

Seal that had just been born. Naturalist said it was probably less than an hour old.

Cropped to see a little better. If you enlarge this picture and look closely you can see the mama seal in the water. She was flapping her flippers trying to get the baby seal to come into the water but s/he wasn't any part of getting in the cold water.

When we started into the bay to see Hubbard Glacier I didn't have much hope that we would see much because it was raining and cloudy. However, when we got in closer (maybe a couple miles) it just opened up and was beautiful.


Tricia said...

OMG! How amazing is that?!?!! So very awesome... Congrats to the new momma & how lucky you are to have been able to see it! But I don't blame baby for not listening to momma on this one, I wouldn't want any part of that water either... or that 'ice' it's lying on, but what choice does baby have? LoL! Poor thing

Rose said...

All I can say is it looks cold...might feel pretty good today.

George said...

These are gorgeous pictures of the glacier and bay (and the baby seal!). Did you get a new job working for the Alaska Tourism Board?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow----Love the new blog look --and your bigger pictures are FABULOUS. You know me---I like things BIG... ha ha ha

This may be your best set of pictures YET, Neal... I can tell that you have a fabulous camera. Love the coloring in the 6th picture... Fabulous!

And that baby seal is awesome..... You were in the right place at the right time for sure.

Carletta said...

I've told you before the glacier would be tops on my list. I'm surprised to know it gets as loud as thunder though.
A new born baby seal - so very awesome!