Monday, August 10th, 2015
World-Class Humpback Whale Watching in Juneau

Humpback Whales Bubble net Feeding - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelThe whale watching around Juneau is world-class! It’s always powerful to watch humpback whales bubble net feed, especially when they are surfacing right next to your boat!

Humbpack Whale watching bubblenet feed Juneau - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
'We Alaskans': In Sunny Southeast Alaska, Your Vacation Is Our Life

Juneau Sea Kayaking - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelWe are indeed fortunate to live in such a magical place Southeast Alaska really is! Here’s the link to a story about this that was recently published in ‘We Alaskans’: http://www.adn.com/article/20150614/sunny-southeast-alaska-your-vacation-our-life

Southeast Alaska Sunset Island - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelA gorgeous sunset provides a stunning backdrop to one of the many picturesque islands in Southeast Alaska.

Harris Harbor Juneau Sunset - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelBeautiful evening light illuminates Harris Harbor in downtown Juneau.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Record Snowfall In Juneau

Juneau Alaska Winter - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelJuneau digs out from a record breaking snowfall over the weekend. The National Weather Service says eight-and-half inches of snow fell at Juneau International Airport over the 24-hour period that ended at midnight on Sunday. That broke a record of 6.3 inches of snow set back in 1946. The skies were clear on Monday to welcome to Alaska Governor-elect Bill Walker and Lt. Governor-elect Byron Mallott  for Inauguration Day.

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Father-Son Sea Kayaking Trip Into Glacier Bay National Park

Florian & Laurent Sea Kayaking Glacier Bay National ParkThe rain could not dampen Florian’s and my spirits during our recent sea kayaking trip in Glacier Bay National Park. But it will take days to dry out our gear…

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Sea Kayaking In Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve

Sea Kayaking Lamplugh Glacier Bay National Park - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelFlorian and I spent most of last week exploring Glacier Bay National Park’s West Arm by sea kayak with our Juneau friends Mike Hekkers and his son Aubrey. Here, Mike and Aubrey paddle along the terminus of Lamplugh Glacier.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
Humpback Whale Tail and Spouts

Humpback Whale Tail and Spouts - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel                                                  Sometimes just seeing a humpback whale’s tail or spout is intriguing and mysterious.

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Monday, July 28th, 2014
Humpback Whales Bubble Net Feeding

Humpback Whales Bubblenet Feeding Juneau Southeast Alaska - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelWhen my son Florian and I embarked on his uncle Sean McKeown’s boat yesterday morning, the goal was just to catch some salmon. Unfortunately, the fishing wasn’t that great. However, the whale watching was world class! Thanks to Sean, we were able to observe humpback whales bubble net feeding, diving and even breaching. Needless to say that it was an awesome day on the water!

Here, several humpback whales capture herring by engaging in bubble net feeding, a complex feeding maneuver that is often accompanied by the apparent directed use of air bubble clouds to corral the herring into a small area so that the whales can more efficiently scoop up the herring in their large filter-feeding mouths.

 

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Back to Alaska!

Glacier Bay National Park East Arm - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelAfter over 5,000 cloudy air miles across the North Sea, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic into Alaska, the clouds finally parted over Southeast Alaska. This is a glimpse of Glacier Bay’s East Arm, shortly before touching down in Juneau last night. It’s great to be back in Alaska!

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Farewell To Alaska

St.  Elias Range Mountains - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelI had to leave Alaska unexpectedly earlier this week to attend a medical emergency in my family in Switzerland. The flight out of Juneau provided with a few last glimpses of the wild peaks in the St. Elias Range. Farewell Alaska, hope to see you again soon!

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Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Gastineau Channel, Mendenhall Wetlands and Juneau Airport

Gastineau Channel Mendenhall Wetlands Juneau Airport - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelIt’s easy to get used to the summer-like weather in Juneau. Mostly clear skies and warm day have been the norm over the past few days. I am sure it won’t last forever. This view is from above the Mount Roberts trail looking back at Gastineau Channel and the Mendenhall Wetlands, the Juneau International Airport and Fritz Cover, with the Chilkat Mountains in the distance.

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