A Photographic Journey of Alaska: Part 8 Kenai Fjords National Park
The Kenai Fjords National Park covers an area of just under 670,000 acres, with the majority of the park only accessible by boat. Exit Glacier is the only park of the park that is accessible by road. The park is home to the Harding Icefield which at almost 300 square miles, is one of the largest icefields in the United States.
To see the park, we took an eight hour cruise which left from Seward Harbour. The marine life is incredible- humpback whales, Orcas, marine birds, sea otters, sea lions and puffins with their brightly coloured beaks. Our journey took us through Resurrection Bay, around the Aialik Peninsula, into Aialik Bay and Holgate Arm.
Kenai Fjords National Park is full of massive glaciers some that stretch miles across, huge walls of ice that slowly creak and grind. There are just under 40 glaciers that flow from the Harding Icefield. At Aialik Glacier we witnessed huge columns of ice fall into the water below.
After a full day of photographing incredible landscapes and amazing wildlife, it was time to head back to Seward Harbour. As we came into dock, we were greeted by a Bald Eagle who patiently sat on top of a pole whilst we rattled off the last few shots of the day.