There are so many beautiful birds with white feathers I had a hard time choosing just a few. In recent bird challenges I have already featured White Pelicans (my favorite), Bald Eagles, and Whooping Cranes so I browsed through my archives to find a few images I haven’t yet used in the challenge. I captured this ring-billed gull on the beach this past weekend.
When I saw Terri’s Monthly Color Photo Challenge was for the color Glacier Blue, I took the challenge literally and browsed through my archives searching for the blue in my glacier images from our 2013 Alaska RV trip.
I was amazed each time we saw one of these ancient, gigantic bodies of ice. We saw a few from the road, many from nature cruises, and even some from an airplane. Each one took my breath away. We could feel the cold each time we approached one for a closer look. Seeing all these images again brought back many happy memories.
The captain of our cruise from Seward took us close to the Aialik Glacier and shut off the engines so we could see and hear the glacier calving. There’s more about that amazing experience at Glaciers and Wildlife in Seward
Probably the most memorable day of our Alaska journey was the day we took a flight seeing trip from Talkeetna. We not only saw glaciers from the air, but our plane landed on one.
On a nature cruise from Valdez our boat navigated through the ice and in Juneau we saw Mendenhall Glacier up close.
While these images make me cold as I look at them they also make me happy. I feel so grateful we were able to make the trip when we did.
Many thanks to Patti for this week’s Lens Artists photo challenge Emotions.