Odd Pictures from Trout Streams, Page 3
These odds and ends didn't fit into any of my other categories. Sometimes a really weird (or slightly twisted) picture opportunity presents itself and it's hard to can't pass it up. I think the oddest picture so far was the crayfish that grabbed my nymph and held on long enough for the camera.
We got into some fun chum salmon fishing, but the next day the commercial fleet showed up and cleaned them out.
Abandoned ptarmigan habitat. I found a few white feathers from birds molting out of their winter plumage, but didn't see or hear any live ptarmigan.
Denali from near Murphy Dome. This was the clearest view of the mountain I've ever had from this far away (150 miles).
Taiga and the Minto Flats
We made a slow trudge across this long strip of avalanche debris.
Wild geranium. I'm not sure how to tell which species this is within the genus Geranium, but Geranium erianthum is common in Alaska, so that may be it.
Denali from near Murphy Dome. I don't know what the peculiar bright light is shining near the top of the mountain on the right side. It was conspicuous like this for several minutes. I don't know what's up there that would reflect sunlight (or emit its own light) and look so much brighter than everything else from 150 miles away.
This is my friend Brad
's English Setter named Penny, framed against a sunset during the short drive between landings after a float trip.
View toward the Minto Flats
The Tanana offers several nice views of the high peaks of the Alaska Range.
Date AddedMay 13, 2011
CameraCanon PowerShot D10