What a brilliant, blue sky day today and what a contrast to yesterday’s storm! The early morning fog soon burned off, and the fresh snow on the mountains sparkled. Hoards of kittiwakes surged after herring in the calm bay, like a feathered blizzard, and bald eagles grabbed fistfuls of the silvery fish. This day was a fabulous St Patty’s Day treat! […]
I counted over 30 Bald Eagles fishing and feasting on herring in the middle of Rez Bay this afternoon. Some were mere specks high in the blue sky. The powerful wind allowed these giant birds to hover effortlessly, waiting for the herring to rise within reach, then they snatched fistfuls of the silvery little fish. Up they rose, munched on herring […]
Image submitted by Kyle Campbell of 9oh7photography
The NOAA fisheries and oceanographic vessel Oscar Dyson arrived in Seward from Ketchikan, but soon departed for its home port of Kodiak. Built in 2005, it measures 63×15 m (206.7′ x 49.2′), 2218 gross tonnage. By comparison, the ice capable research vessel Sikuliaq, now in its home port of Seward, is almost 55′ longer and 1,211 tonnes heavier at 79.71 x15m […]
By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – Bob Shafer of the Seward Journal wrote an excellent article highlighting Urbach’s 100th anniversary. Although there is some redundant information in the Q&A that follows below, I share with you the interview I did last month with Dorothy Urbach and her daughter Susan. I felt the frank wisdom and humor that shows through in […]
Several pods of 10-20 Dall’s Porpoises have been cruising Resurrection Bay the past few weeks. Watch for their characteristic “rooster tails” as they exuberantly speed through the water chasing fish and racing boats. Yesterday, the sun highlighted their spray, making them visible from Lowell Point to Fox Island. Submitted by Carol Griswold
Continuing strong north winds whipped up a frothing bay today. Despite the rough seas, two small fishing boats slammed through the waves to deliver their catch, safe in port. The US Coast Guard Cutter Mustang, also covered in freezing spray, returned home safe. Submitted by Carol Griswold
Ron Niebrugge says: “From my hometown of Seward, Alaska this morning – bright and early at 9:30 a.m.!” 11/30/14 To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/ or follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NiebruggeImages?pnref=story.
By Ron Niebrugge – Saturday evening, Seward, Alaska. Someone water skiing in front of the house on Saturday night in Seward, Alaska. Crazy – as much of the lower 48 battles cold and snow, we have had beautiful days this past week that often broke 50 degrees! To see more of Ron Niebrugge’s work, please visit www.wildnatureimages.com and http://www.my-photo-blog.com/.
Seward City News captured a few pictures during this year’s Lost Lake Run and has published some of the better ones below. Images by Steve and Sarah Fink. The 2014 race results are provided by Skinny Raven Sports of Anchorage: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-5304?lc=en Also donations to fund Cystic Fibrosis research are always being accepted through lostlakerun.com .
By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – As she did in 2011, S/V Tlingit won this year’s Rum Doodle Race and will have her name inscribed on the Rum Doodle Cup trophy, currently housed at the William H. Seward Yacht Club (WHSYC) in the small boat harbor. Tlingit, a 44-footer handily took first place in both heats of the all-women sailboat […]
It’s usually quite difficult to spy on COMMON RAVENS, much less get photos. They are wary and private, and do not tolerate paparazzi spying on their personal lives. By happy circumstance, while studying the raucous gulls at the NE Beach fish cleaning station, I found a family of oblivious RAVENS parading along the beach. The three youngsters looked disheveled, their […]
For a slideshow of this year’s Mount Marathon Race, click the thumbnails below. Once the slideshow player is displayed, click the ” i ” (information) link on the slideshow player to view information about the image. Not all images contain information. Photos by Steve Fink, Sarah Fink, and Heidi Zemach Related Articles: 2014 Mount Marathon Race Results Sunshine, adrenaline and spirit mark […]
Photos contributed by Jason Aigeldinger – What started out as a day with a heavy downpour, residents and affiliates of the Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club continued on with their annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival in full spirits. But as happy festival-goers filed in, the gray skies lifted and the mountain tops exposed their white peaks of fresh snow. The festivities […]
Smoke from the Funny River wildfire near Soldotna reached Seward today, changing our beautiful blue sky to a gray haze. The fire has grown to over 20,000 acres, sending smoke to Anchorage, Homer and Seward. The whole Kenai Peninsula is dry and fire danger is high. More information and a map can be found online at <http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3878/> Submitted by Carol Griswold […]
FOR SEWARD FOLKS LIVING IN OR OUT OF STATE Does anyone have photos of clean up in Seward during the week or so after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake? Photos of the honey bucket truck, soldiers with their Bunny Boots standing guard, people being fed at the high school, city offices or civil defense offices with people in the hospital […]
For the past week, I have watched RAVENS flying overhead, carrying small sticks quite a distance to a hidden nest site. I wondered where they got all those sticks, and why, with dead sticks available on every tree, they had to fly at all. This afternoon at the beach, I received one answer as I watched a pair of glossy […]
SEWARD, Alaska – Researchers at Kenai Fjords National Park captured this sequence of events with a time-lapse camera at a Black Oystercatcher nest during the summer of 2013. They are studying the productivity and chick-rearing habits of these shorebirds.
By Chad Harder for Seward City News – SEWARD, Alaska – Anyone moving to Seward should catch on pretty quick that the best way through our long dark winter is to make the most of it. Skiing, dogsledding, skating, hiking, snowmachining, whatever, the key to avoiding cabin fever is to head outside, get some weather on your face and challenge […]
Chugach National Forest employees working at the USFS compound at Crown Point, off Kenai Lake, glimpsed some wonderful creatures Tuesday afternoon. Irene Lindquist took this photography of a Lynx. After watching him for about 10 minutes from their office, she and Alex followed his tracks behind the building to see where he had gone. Not long after the lynx ran off into […]