Local Photography

Smoky haze over Seward

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 […]

LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTOS

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 […]

Raven Entertainment

Raven Entertainment

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 […]

Zach Seligman finds the line.

Skiing the scenery: Mount Alice

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 […]

The Lynx and the Hare

The Lynx and the Hare

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 […]

Morning tea on Marathon

Morning tea on Marathon

Finally, a break in the mid 40’s , rainy, cloudy, Seward winter gloom. The night before the Superbowl was here and tomorrow held the promise of  not just football, junk food, and beer, but also a cool sunny day on the Kenai Peninsula. Oh the possibilities! After weighting all the […]

Tonsina Point

Tonsina Point

Because of the unseasonably warm weather, it’s relatively easy to hike out along an old logging trail from Lowell Point’s recreation area to Tonsina Point, and see beautiful scenes like these. It’s about three miles round-trip, with some climbing, a little ice and  rock navigation, and a variety of switchbacks. […]

HISTORIC PHOTOS NEEDED

By Marc Swanson – I am just wrapping up an exciting DVD project commissioned by KMTA (Kenai Mtns Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area).  The end result is 12 episodes teaching elementary (and older ages as well) the history of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula.  The project uses historic photos along with […]

Mt Marathon training starts early

Mt Marathon training starts early

On a beautiful, clear, calm  afternoon, a solitary runner powered his way up the Mt Marathon race trail to the top of the world. The down trail, though partially filled with snow, was too icy so the runner quickly completed his descent down to the Bowl, Bench Trail and home. […]

Magic at Twilight

Magic at Twilight

SEWARD, Alaska – It wasn’t that late, but the sun does not linger in November. I shot out to Lowell Point beach at 4 pm just in time to watch the clouds in the western sky transition from white to an ever-deepening pink, and the bay blush in concert. As […]

Aurora over Seward

Aurora over Seward

SEWARD, Alaska (Seward City News) – By: Ron Niebrugge – Aurora borealis over Seward, Alaska. This was last night at around 3:30 a.m. – that is my little home town of Seward at the base of the mountains.  What an amazing night! www.wildnatureimages.com www.my-photo-blog.com

Peregrine Falcon and Storm-petrels

Peregrine Falcon and Storm-petrels

Wednesday, October 2 Sunrise 8:06 am, sunset 7:25 pm for a total day length of 11 hours and 18 minutes. Tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 24 seconds shorter. After a hard rain last night, the crack of dawn brought exhausted clouds and freshly washed, vibrant fall colors to the […]