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Inspirational afternoon

We had the pleasure of spending time at a dear friends house this afternoon. She has a tower that juts out over the Sea of Cortez. It was brilliant blue water and sky, and just the perfect temps today. The home is built on a cliff side, and the tower is so amazingly unique. Everyone in the area knows of this landmark.

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Busting Ice

Every winter the Bering Sea Fishermen have to break ice off the boat. The ice builds up in the high winds, and the sea spray will stick to the cold surface of the boat. Sea water starts freezing at 28 degrees F.
You can see in this photo, how the small pipe railing has grown to very large (and heavy) proportions. If out do not take the time to remove the ice, the buildup can get dangerously heavy, and has been know to cause boats to roll over from being so top heavy.
This particular day, we got a break in the wind, and the sun came out. A combination that helps the guys with the task of ice removal.

The Gathering

There are so many Bald Eagles, at times too many to count, that will come on the boat….. As I get better organized, I will be able to post plenty of photos of this unique phenomena.

The look

It is amazing to me how Bald Eagles can looks so different from one another. After photographing them for a while now, and being so close to big flocks, I start to recognize the individuals.

Getting serious

I should start this whole thing off with a few Bald Eagle shots. I promise, I have a bunch….:-)
Alaska and the Aleutian Islands have a very healthy population of Bald Eagles. They gather on our fishing boat in the winter looking for fish scraps. This is not a big crowd!