Jim Reisert: Travel

2005 Alaska

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1999 Eastern Africa
2000 Arizona
2000 Polar Bears
2001 Maine
2002 Galápagos
2003 Paris
2004 Glacier
2005 Alaska
2006 Southern Africa
2007 Raptor Shoot
2008 Raptor Shoot
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Alaska Photo Gallery

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Carol and I visited Alaska from August 16-27, 2005. We traveled with the Olympic Mountain School of Photography. Travel was arranged through Alaska Photo Tours.

You can get an idea of our itinerary here.

Some places we stopped/visited:

Big Game Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park
Denali River Cabins
Denali National Park and Preserve
Camp Denali

Some of the species we saw:

Big Game Alaska

  • Musk ox
  • Caribou
  • Moose
  • Elk
  • Black-tail Sitka deer
  • Black bear
  • Grizzly bear
  • Wood bison
  • Bald Eagle

Kenai Fjords area (Aialik Bay)

  • Sea otter
  • Humpback whale
  • Steller sea lion
  • Harbor seal
  • Puffins (both horned and tufted)
  • Common murre
  • Cormorant
  • Bald Eagle

Denali National Park

  • Moose
  • Caribou
  • Grizzly bear
  • Beaver
  • Arctic Ground squirrel
  • Gray jay
  • Trumpeter swan
  • Willow ptarmigan (state bird of Alaska)

For this trip, I purchased a Canon EOS 20D digital SLR and a Sigma APO 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 EX OS (Optical Stabilizer) lens. This is the first time I have shot with Canon, and the first time without film! And the first time (for me) in a teaching environment.

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