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This travelogue is a chronological look back at a journey from Juneau to Ketchikan Alaska via the fine folks at Uncruise.

The gallery begins with a seaplane trip over the glaciers in Taku Inlet in a Wings Airways DeHavilland Otter. The Otter is a classic, dating back to 1951.

Next is the AJ Mine Gastineau Mill Tour. Yes, it was a real gold mine, and yes, it's damp inside. Real equipment, real demonstrations, really interesting.

And then, the ship leaves the dock. Sunsets, clouds, mountains, whales, bears, ice, eagles, otters, sea lions, and even a rainbow for good measure!

There are probably more images of the black bear in Klu Bay than are needed, but each one is a little different (and I started with well over 300). Shooting a moving bear at 400mm from an inflatable boat that's in the water isn't as easy as it seems.

The vast majority of these images were taken with a Tamron 18-400 zoom on a Nikon D7200. The rest were a mix of a Tamron 17-50 or 10-24 on a Nikon D7100, Nikon AW100, or the omnipresent iPhone.

Despite the fact that the D7200 and 18-400 are built for moisture, they are still vulnerable to water and mist on the front of the lens. Many images from Ford's Terror didn't make it to the gallery because no one makes the equivalent of a windshield wiper for this lens. Yet. Maybe when I retire...

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

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