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Alaska 2015 Photo Tour

I just returned from leading my Alaska 2015 Photo Tour to SE Alaska and Brooks Falls.  We were very lucky with the weather and had a great time.  We saw black bears, Orcas, breaching and feeding Humpback whales, the northern lights, lots of birds, and brown bears at Brooks Falls National Park.  However, the bear density at Brook Falls was not what it used to be.  The best explanation I heard was that the Sockeye salmon run was very good and the bears had a lot of food and did not need to concentrate at the falls.  Anyhow, as you can see, we got some great brown bear fishing photos.

If you are interested in a future tour, please email me at wolfgang@phototour.us

Clearing storm near Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska. Nikon D4, Lens: VR 70-200mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 135mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/9, Shutter Speed: 1/250s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Clearing storm near Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 70-200mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 135mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/9, Shutter Speed: 1/250s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

 

Black bear walking along creek. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 200mm, ISO 800, Aperture: f/4.5, Shutter Speed: 1/200s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Black bear walking along creek.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 200mm, ISO 800, Aperture: f/4.5, Shutter Speed: 1/200s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Black bear with salmon, Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 2500, Aperture: f/5.6, Shutter Speed: 1/200s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Black bear with salmon,
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 2500, Aperture: f/5.6, Shutter Speed: 1/200s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Orca spyhopping. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 400, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/1000s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Orca spyhopping.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 400, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/1000s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Female Orca whale with baby. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 400, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/1000s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Female Orca whale with baby.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 400, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/1000s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Sunset at the town of Wrangell. Nikon D4, Lens:24-70mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 38mm, Aperture: f/6.3, Shutter Speed: 1/160s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Sunset at the town of Wrangell.
Nikon D4, Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 38mm, Aperture: f/6.3, Shutter Speed: 1/160s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Sunburst over iceberg. Nikon D4, Lens:24-70mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 20mm, Aperture: f/22, Shutter Speed: 1/100s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Sunburst over iceberg.
Nikon D4, Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 20mm, Aperture: f/22, Shutter Speed: 1/100s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

 

Swimming wolf in a fjord. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/4.5, Shutter Speed: 1/500s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Swimming wolf in a fjord.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/4.5, Shutter Speed: 1/500s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

 

Harbor seals resting on iceberg. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/400s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Harbor seals resting on iceberg.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/400s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Detail of iceberg. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 350mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/10, Shutter Speed: 1/400s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Detail of iceberg.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 350mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/10, Shutter Speed: 1/400s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

A humpback whale is turning sideways to feed on krill. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/6.3, Shutter Speed: 1/640s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

A humpback whale is turning sideways to feed on krill.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/6.3, Shutter Speed: 1/640s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

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Northern Lights. Nikon D4, Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 24mm, ISO 6400, Aperture: f/2.8, Shutter Speed: 1/2s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Breaching humpback whale. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 310mm, ISO 800, Aperture: f/7.1, Shutter Speed: 1/800s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Breaching humpback whale.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 310mm, ISO 800, Aperture: f/7.1, Shutter Speed: 1/800s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

First fall colors at Brooks Falls National Park. Nikon D4, Lens:24-70mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 48mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/10, Shutter Speed: 1/4s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV, tripod

First fall colors at Brooks Falls National Park.
Nikon D4, Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8G, Focal Length: 48mm, ISO 100, Aperture: f/10, Shutter Speed: 1/4s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV, tripod

Brown bear shaking off water after catching a salmon. Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 400, Aperture: f/4, Shutter Speed: 1/1000s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Brown bear shaking off water after catching a salmon.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 400, Aperture: f/4, Shutter Speed: 1/1000s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

 

Brown bear bringing salmon to the "dinner table". Nikon D4, Lens:VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 250, Aperture: f/5.6, Shutter Speed: 1/800s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

Brown bear bringing salmon to the “dinner table”.
Nikon D4, Lens: VR 200-400mm f/4G, Focal Length: 400mm, ISO 250, Aperture: f/5.6, Shutter Speed: 1/800s, Exposure Comp.: -0.3EV

One Response to “Alaska 2015 Photo Tour”

  1. Brandy Carson

    for heaven’s sake!! I just found this email from you, and the blog, and the REALLY FINE fotos…..THANK you,
    Wolfgang…..
    boy, just sitting here beginning of november, and seeing these pix takes me back to the whole really heartening
    experience with you…..
    was Mongolia a winner? I thought of you often….hope this finds you…and yours…well and happy!! Brandy C
    (I finally starts rehearsals next week for the show i do in january….we’ll see what THAT’s all about!!)