While these iPhone photos do not show the main focus of my trip to Alaska — photographing bald eagles, the photos do show some of places near my bald eagle photography locations. As the photos show, the rivers are not yet frozen, which is very unusual and not good for my bald eagle photography. When the Chilkat River is frozen, it forces all the eagles to feed on salmon in a mile and a half area that is slow to freeze. This situation is about to change. The forecast is calling for temperatures in the teens to 20s with winds 30-50 mph to 50 mph with gusts up to 75 mph. Needless to say I will be adding more layers of clothing.
The Chilkat and Takhinsha Ranges rise above the Chilkat River near Haines, Alaska. The Chilkat River is where most of my bald eagle photography is taking place. The above photograph is comprised of multiple iPhone images stitched together on the iPhone using the AutoStitch iPhone app.
The Klehini River is one of the rivers that flows into the Chilkat River where I am primarily photographing bald eagles. This photo shows the Klehini River near the U.S. – Canadian border near the abandoned gold mining district known as Porcupine.
Last year I did quite a bit of my bald eagle photography on the Chilkoot River near Chilkoot Lake (above). This year there were few eagles here.