We’re back from Alaska now and I have nothing but great results to report; lots of happy photographers and lots of digital memory used up on all three of our eagle tours. The winter weather in Alaska can be a challenge sometimes, but this year it wasn’t the cold that can be a problem normally. Temperatures were in the high 40s for the weeks that we were there. That should have been days of snow fall turned out to be all rain. As each front would pass the weather would finally clear giving us some excellent conditions that made us forget about all the rain.
This march was the warmest I have ever seen. How warm? I normally wear 2-3 layers to keep warm over the last fifteen years or so. This year? I wore only my outer rain layer and a cotton shirt. My inner fleece layers stayed in my suitcase.
Since I’ve been back, the reports are in, and my suspicions were true. Don’t send me any emails about climate change please; I am just reporting the facts. According to ACCAP, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, March in Alaska was the warmest March ever. Anchorage and Juneau had no measurable snow in March. One location in SE Alaska hit 70 degrees on March 19th, the earliest ever.
At least there is a bright side to the warm weather in winter. Harsher than normal winters mean a later spring and less food for brown bear cubs but with all the rain and spring coming early in March, this summer should be a superb year for bear cubs. Less rain and
Some of the participants were able to get excellent results shooting with only a 200mm lens and even that was too tight in some situations, they reported. Some people were able to burn through close to 1 TB of images over the 5 days of the tour. By the end of each tour everyone was tired and happy with more images than they imagined, and that’s really the most important thing of all so the tours were a big success.
Dates for 2020 have been confirmed and are filling already, but I do still have room for 1 or 2 more in each tour. These spots will fill soon, so email me if you are interested in joining us. There is a $500 discount if you sign-up before summer.
March 9-13th, 2020, 5 days $4000. Deposit $2000. 2 openings available
March 16-20th, 2020, 5 days $4000. Deposit $2000. 3 openings available
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