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Alaska - Photography with NANPA Foundation

   

August 10, 2014 - August 22, 2014

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We invite you to join NANPA Foundation on this photographic adventure to capture the majestic wonders of the Alaskan wilderness under the guidance of professional photographer Dee Ann Pederson. Photograph breathtaking landscapes such as the towering Child’s Glacier, surrounded by Orca Inlet, the Chugach Mountains, and the Harding Icefield. From hiking on the icescapes of the Sheridan Glacier to intimate images of sea otters, bears, and puffins in their natural habitats, this world-class photography expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime trip that is not to be missed!

Please note: This program is now full to capacity.

About your leader
Dee Ann Pederson is a nature and wildlife photographer who shares her passion for nature through her images and leading photographic journeys across the globe. Her awareness and respect for nature began during family vacations to visit our national parks and natural wonders. At the age of seventeen, Dee Ann began her love for photography while working as a photographer’s assistant. Her abundant energy and “wanderlust” have led her around the world in search of nature’s splendor. She is as at home in the frigid Arctic as she is in the heat of the Serengeti; nature offers her gifts independent of climate or location.

Photograph Alaska’s fascinating wildlife, including bears, puffins, and more!

Spend a day on Orca Inlet photographing the local population of sea otters.

Spectacular bear photographs are to be made at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge, adjacent to the four-million-acre Lake Clark National Park.

Board a specially designed jet boat and travel the main channel of the Copper River to the Child’s and Miles Glaciers.

Experience a full day private charter of Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords, photographing a tidal glacier, Steller sea lions, whales, and sea birds.

August 10 - Anchorage

Individual arrivals in Anchorage. Overnight Inlet Towers

August 11 - Cordova

Flight to Cordova and start exploring the Copper River Delta aboard a custom landing craft jet boat as we navigate the famous Copper River, traveling upriver 20 miles to our first photo destination, the towering Child’s Glacier and the Million Dollar Bridge. Landing on the riverbank, we will disembark for a hike across the bridge to several glacier viewpoints. Our host and guide will prepare fresh sockeye salmon on the grill while we photograph vistas of the Child’s Glacier. Following lunch, the Miles Glacier to the northeast awaits us for our afternoon shoot. Overnight Orca Adventure Lodge (BLD)

August 12 - Cordova

Otters, otters, otters! These shy yet curious little clowns of the sea will challenge our photographic talents with their bobbing and diving. The entire day will be dedicated to the otters of Orca Inlet; males, moms, and pups...we hope! In the midst of all this fun, we’ll enjoy a beach picnic. Overnight Orca Adventure Lodge (BLD)

August 13 - Cordova

Get up-close and personal with the Sheridan Glacier; feel the chill of a glacial stream, peer into the infinite depths of a blue hole, and hear the ancient ice crackling under your feet. This will be an awe-inspiring photograhic day as we hike the moraine of the receding glacier onto the spectacular moonscapes of ice. From macro to wide-angle to telephoto, the diversity and grandeur unfolds as we get closer and closer to the face of the aqua ice. Overnight Orca Adventure Lodge (BLD)

August 14 - Seward

Ferry to Whittier and drive to Seward on the Kenai Peninsula.Say goodbye to your Orca guides and settle into the AlaskaSaltwater Lodge, Seward’s only beachfront lodge on the water’s edge of Resurrection Bay, only moments outside of Seward. Depending of the ferry schedule in 2014 and arrival time into Seward, if time permits visit and photograph Exit Glacier. Overnight Alaska Saltwater Lodge (BLD)

August 15 - Seward

Today will be a full-day adventure aboard a 43-foot motor yacht on a private wildlife/marine life cruise to photograph the Kenai Fjords coastal wilderness. We will venture deep into Kenai Fjords National Park, a photographer’s paradise, where you can see the Harding Icefield, calving glaciers, seals, Steller sea lions, porpoises, and sea otters. Eat lunch in front of the glacier where ice will thunder as the glacier calves. During the summer months, humpback, minke, and orca whales are often seen here. If time permits after our cruise, we will visit the Alaska Sea Life Center or walk around Seward. Overnight Alaska Saltwater Lodge (BLD)

August 16 - Silver Salmon Creek

Travel to Anchorage and fly approximately one hour by small plane to Silver Salmon Creek, adjacent to the majestic, wild and untouched Lake Clark National Park. Roughly twice the size of Yellowstone, Lake Clark National Park embodies 4 million acres of pristine wilderness boasting glaciers, volcanoes, alpine spires, tundra, wild rivers, lakes and 80 miles of rugged coastline along Cook Inlet. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight Silver Salmon Creek Lodge (BLD)

August 17 - Silver Salmon Creek

Over the next four days we will have incredible opportunities to photograph in this rich coastal section of Lake Clark National Park. Excellent chances for coastal brown bears clamming on the mudflats and possibly fishing for salmon in the stream, along with good views of Horned Puffins. For those who are interested, there will also be the opportunity to fly fish for salmon. Overnight Silver Salmon Creek Lodge (BLD)

August 18 - Silver Salmon Creek

Day 2 of wildlife photography. Overnight Silver Salmon Creek Lodge (BLD)

August 19 - Silver Salmon Creek

Day 3 wildlife photography. Overnight Silver Salmon Creek Lodge (BLD)

August 20 - Silver Salmon Creek

Day 4 wildlife photography. Overnight Silver Salmon Creek Lodge (BLD)

August 21 - Anchorage

Fly from Silver Salmon Creek to Anchorage today. Afternoon free to explore streets and many interesting stores in Anchorage. Flights home can be organized for tonight, however, based on the remote location of Silver Salmon Creek and Alaska’s ever-changing weather, if there are weather delays out of Silver Salmon Creek, changing flights to the lower 48 could be challenging as this is the cruiseline high season so flights are typically fully booked. Meals and sightseeting around Anchorage are at your own expense. Overnight Inlet Towers (B)

August 22 - Anchorage

Depart for the airport for your return flight home if you did not depart on August 21st.

Pricing

$7,225

Cost does not include airfare to and from Anchorage or gratuities. A $750 deposit is required to hold your space on the expedition. Cost is based on double occupancy. For a single room throughout the trip add $1500 (private bath at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge) or $1095 (shared bath at SSCL).

For more information contact Debbie Sturdivant Jordan at 866-748-6146 or email debbie@holbrooktravel.com.