Trumpeter swans are a nice site in late fall as they migrate south for the winter
As the days get shorter in Alaska as winter approaches, the sunsets never disappoints
As I watched these Trumpeter swans this afternoon, a boat with a fisherman had pushed the swans into deeper water and with no feed . Some rested a little , some spoke to one another and one or two just drifted around . Within fifteen minutes they would leave this area at sunset . Probably heading south for one of two things , food or the winter .
Summit is Snowless unless your above 2000 feet in elevation. It’s been a warmer than average fall
This is quite possibly the latest the lake has gone ice free and the ground snowless in my recollection.A popular area for cross country skiing , this year the area is in need of cooler weather . Lower Summit Lake , Seward Highway
While photographing this bull moose , very interestingly, his ears are reversed while he knows every move I make will rustle the dead Fall grass . His ears become his best defense in this episode .
A swift moving Quartz creek runs into Kenai lake . The high power lines with orange colored buoys mark the high voltage lines
Probably normal under today’s circumstances, these two moose understand the advantage of traveling in pairs while skirting a normally frozen lake early one late October morning. Defense and companionship are the advantages in pairing up