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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 […]

Unusual Bird Visits Seward

Unusual Bird Visits Seward

Folks along the north end of Fifth and Sixth Avenue have no doubt noticed several people with binoculars wandering around the past two days, scanning the Mt Ash trees and cottonwoods. What are they doing??? It’s another very unusual bird. This one was spotted on Monday by Jen Linkhart. She had […]

Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

                                Resurrection Bay – yesterday from Mt. Marathon, Seward, Alaska. Photo by Ron Niebrugge Enjoy Ron’s photo blog here: http://www.my-photo-blog.com/resurrection-bay?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RonNiebruggesPhotoBlog+%28Niebrugge+Images+Photo+Blog%29  

Bald Eagle Battle

Bald Eagle Battle

Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report A few days ago, I noticed two BALD EAGLES stroking swiftly with deadly determination towards me. The adult seemed to be pursuing the subadult, quickly closing the gap. I immediately froze, camera at the ready. Whenever two eagles (or ravens) get that close, something interesting […]

Another Rare Bird Visits Seward

Another Rare Bird Visits Seward

A small but dramatically colored bird called a Siberian Accentor, is creating quite a stir in the bird world. This rare bird should be in northern Siberia! Kit and Janet Durnil found the bird in dense alders and small spruce in town on January 22nd. I documented the bird  and […]

Frozen Ghost Trees

Frozen Ghost Trees

The Latest from Niebrugge Images Photo Blog Posted: 05 Dec 2012 11:06 AM PST Here is another one from my hike last weekend. Standing dead trees usually only remain standing for a couple of years in these parts thanks to our wet, extreme weather.  The wet rots the wood, and […]