The Bear Necessities by Air Boat and a Float Plane in Alaska!

Seeing spectacular scenery with friends in Alaska is a blast! Add a ride in a float plane, a ride on an air boat, and coastal brown bears looking for fish at low tide with a majestic glacier mountain background — what could be better, right!? This was an experience I will never forget! Thank you Rich, Karen, Eric, and our skilled guides for getting us close to the bears and wildlife life to photograph them in the wilderness at Cook Inlet, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Here are some of my favorite photos from August 25, 2019. Photos by Jolly Sienda Photography. Tour by Alaska Bear Adventures.

Coastal Brown Bears, Illaimna Volcano, Kachemak Bay

Coastal Brown Bears, Illaimna Volcano, Kachemak Bay

Large Brown Bear so close to us — about 30 feet away!

Large Brown Bear so close to us — about 30 feet away!

Bear yoga!

Bear yoga!

Sibling Bear Love!

Sibling Bear Love!

Bear behavoir

Bear behavoir

Getting ready to take off in the air boat to photograph bears!

Getting ready to take off in the air boat to photograph bears!

Just hanging out with the bears!

Just hanging out with the bears!

Arrived at Kachemak Bay via a float plane by courtesy of Alaska Bear Adventures

Arrived at Kachemak Bay via a float plane by courtesy of Alaska Bear Adventures

A Day at the Beach at Fripp Island and Exploring Savannah

There’s nothing like having your toes in the sand, the sound of the surf, finding seashell treasures on the beach, and exploring the antebellum architecture and historic squares of Savannah, Georgia, and Fripp Island, South Carolina. Our family has roots in both areas so every other year or so, we travel there to enjoy some family time and southern hospitality. Here are some favorite pictures of the trip featuring cultural photography and landscape photography of the Spanish Moss and the easy island lifestyle.

Sunrise over the marsh and palm trees at Fripp Island; a barrier island off of South Carolina

Sunrise over the marsh and palm trees at Fripp Island; a barrier island off of South Carolina

Shrimp fishing boats and the dock at Port Royal, South Carolina.

Shrimp fishing boats and the dock at Port Royal, South Carolina.

Sandpipers peck at jellyfish on the beach at Fripp Island.

Sandpipers peck at jellyfish on the beach at Fripp Island.

Large squid close to shore along the beach.

Large squid close to shore along the beach.

Osprey with the catch of the day! The Osprey hold the fish in his talons and takes off from the beach.

Osprey with the catch of the day! The Osprey hold the fish in his talons and takes off from the beach.

Even the deer like walking on the beach! We loved out time at Savannah and Fripp Island!

Jolly Sienda Photography captures and tells stories. Hire her today for weddings, engagements, stock photography, commercial photography, and lifestyle branding portraiture at Tel: 240-899-5295, email: info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Abstract Photography is Soothing to the Soul and the Eye

Let’s get away to a quieter, more tranquil place where we feel at peace with ourselves and our surroundings. Looking at my abstract photography puts me in a better mood and takes me to a calm, happy place. The following images are part of the Jolly Sienda Photography abstract photography collection. They are available in metal or custom framed photo prints starting at size 11 x 17. Contact me today to learn more at info@jollysiendaphotography.com or Tel: 240-899-5295. Large custom sizes are available by special order.

Tranquil Pools of Water and Pebbles

Tranquil Pools of Water and Pebbles

Painted Rippled Sunset and Sailboat Masts

Painted Rippled Sunset and Sailboat Masts

Single Seagull Drifts on a Cloud Painted Ocean.

Single Seagull Drifts on a Cloud Painted Ocean.

Shades of Green Watercolor Paints on the Puget Sound.

Shades of Green Watercolor Paints on the Puget Sound.

Sunrise over Dyes Inlet and a Seagull.

Sunrise over Dyes Inlet and a Seagull.