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July 5th, 2011

Hartney Bay Sandpipers 32

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Hartney Bay Sandpipers 32
This is another image from my visit to Cordova, Alaska last month. The focus of my trip was photographing the shorebird migration that takes place each spring along the Copper River delta. Naively, I anticipated millions of shorebirds, but I never saw more than perhaps 10,000 all at once. This was still a spectacular sight …
 
June 23rd, 2011

Columbia Glacier Reflection 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Columbia Glacier Reflection 1
While visiting Alaska last month, I used my 22′ C-Dory Serenity to cruise from Whittier to the Columbia Glacier. I then spent a week anchored in Jade Cove located on the southeastern side of Columbia Bay during which I used my inflatable to explore the area. I spent much of my time photographing adorable sea otters …
 
June 9th, 2011

Columbia Glacier Sea Otter 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Columbia Glacier Sea Otter 1, Prince William Sound, Alaska
I have spent a lot of time photographing sea otters in Alaska and California. Most of the time they are quite skittish, if not outright impossible to photograph. However, they can be adorable when they allow me to get close enough to take their picture. One of the unique things about the sea otters of Prince William Sound …
 
June 8th, 2011

Columbia Glacier Sunrise 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Columbia Glacier Sunrise 1, Prince William Sound, Alaska
During the second-half of my recent Alaska trip, I used my 22′ C-Dory Serenity for the first time this year. I departed Whittier for a week-long cruise with a plan to visit the Columbia Glacier located in the northern part of Prince William Sound. WOW! This was one of the most extreme locations that I have …
 
June 7th, 2011

Porcupine in Tree 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Porcupine in Tree 1, Chugach National Forest, Alaska
While visiting the Childs Glacier near Cordova, the VW van that Steve and I borrowed got a flat tire. In addition, the light was murky, so we did not get any sunrise pictures of the glacier. After we changed the tire and began driving back to town we encountered a porcupine foraging in the forest. …
 
June 3rd, 2011

Hartney Bay Sandpipers 02

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Hartney Bay Sandpipers 02
While visiting Cordova, I saw flocks of several thousand shorebirds, but never the millions that I had read about. If there were millions, they were spread out over the entire Copper River delta region. The shorebirds that I saw were scattered all over the mudflats of Hartney Bay which made photographing them difficult. The best opportunities to photograph …
 
June 1st, 2011

Hartney Bay Sunset 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Hartney Bay Sunset 1, Prince William Sound, Alaska
During my recent visit to Cordova, Alaska, I was blessed with nearly a week of perfect weather. Of course, clear blue skies are never conducive to dramatic landscape images, so I kept my eye out for the occasional clouds at sunset. These mountains formed the dramatic backdrop for the prime shorebird viewing area of Hartney …
 
May 31st, 2011

Hartney Bay Sandpipers 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Hartney Bay Sandpipers 01, Prince William Sound, Alaska
ALASKA!!! That sums up my feelings about my recent trip north. I began my trip by teaching some classes in Anchorage and Fairbanks, but then my friend and fellow photographer Steve Kazlowski joined me for a week photographing the Copper River shorebird migration near Cordova. It was the first time that either of us had …