Artic Paradise in Alaska!

Just chill-in in Alaska a spell to see, stare at, at photograph wildlife and marine life. Photos by Jolly Sienda Photography. Alaska, August 23-Sep 7, 2019.

Sea lions napping; Kenai Fjords, near Seward, Alaska

Sea lions napping; Kenai Fjords, near Seward, Alaska

Seals hanging out on glacier ice along the Kenia Fjords and glacier

Seals hanging out on glacier ice along the Kenia Fjords and glacier

Just Puffins!

Just Puffins!

Raft of cute seals, Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Raft of cute seals, Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Sea Otters!

Sea Otters!

Sea Lion and seagulls

Sea Lion and seagulls

Orca Killer Whale, Kenia Fjords, Seward, Alaska

Orca Killer Whale, Kenia Fjords, Seward, Alaska

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Chill Glaciers, Autumn Color, and Moose!

Our 14-day road trip in Alaska began in Anchorage. We traveled over 2,000 miles making 1-3 day stops in Anchorage, Homer, Seward, Whittier, Valdez, Glenn Allen, and Fairbanks! We traveled by car, float plane, ferry, and on foot to absorb the beautiful and wild Alaskan scenery. Photos by Jolly Sienda Photography.

Knik Glacier view from the Glenn Highway, Alaska

Knik Glacier view from the Glenn Highway, Alaska

Moose on the loose!

Moose on the loose!

Cook Inlet and smoke from the Swan Wildlife, burning since June 2019. Photo August 24, 2019.

Cook Inlet and smoke from the Swan Wildlife, burning since June 2019. Photo August 24, 2019.

Jolly Sienda Photography is available for commercial and editorial photography assignments. Contact us at info@jollysiendaphotography.com / Tel: 240-899-5295.

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

Wildlife Bird Photography & Landscape Photography at the Skagit Valley & Whidbey Island

Cool, pastel, winter skies…wind, clouds, and sun-breaks…golden cattails and marshland…and snow on the barren farmlands, are the perfect beacon for birds of prey! The farms in the Skagit Valley are dormant and waiting for spring; yet its a feast for birders and birds alike that survive off of the grubs, field mice, and fish in the fields and sloughs. Below are photos taken from our February 16-17 trip to Mount Vernon Skagit Valley and Whidbey Island.

Bald Eagle on a winterized tree branch at Skagit Valley, Washington

Bald Eagle on a winterized tree branch at Skagit Valley, Washington

Winter Cattails whistle and sway gently from winters wind.

Winter Cattails whistle and sway gently from winters wind.

Flock of Dunlins fly over Fir Island

Flock of Dunlins fly over Fir Island

Skagit Valley farm and farmland with a blanket of snow over the reeds and vegetation.

Skagit Valley farm and farmland with a blanket of snow over the reeds and vegetation.

The beauty of wetland reeds and cattails a long the cold, blue, inlet at Whidbey Island

The beauty of wetland reeds and cattails a long the cold, blue, inlet at Whidbey Island

Skagit Valley, Bald Eagles flying around, and foothills

Skagit Valley, Bald Eagles flying around, and foothills

Great Blue Heron looks for a fish or frog in the marsh, Whidbey Island

Great Blue Heron looks for a fish or frog in the marsh, Whidbey Island

Bald Eagles up in a tree, Skagit Valley, Washington

Bald Eagles up in a tree, Skagit Valley, Washington

Skagit Valley Eagles and Nature Photography!

When winter arrives at the Skagit Valley, Bald and Golden Eagles, Canadian Snow Geese, Hawks, and other bird of prey feast on fish, worms, mice, and more at the barren fields that lay in waiting for spring planting. For many nature photographers seeing so many varieties of birds gather in one area is special.

Bald Eagle perched on an electrical utility grid.

Bald Eagle perched on an electrical utility grid.

Seeing two Bald Eagles together is fantastic!

A pair of Bald Eagles, Skagit Valley, Washington

A pair of Bald Eagles, Skagit Valley, Washington

Eagles are so popular in this region that there is a festival in their honor! https://concrete-wa.com/skagit-eagle-festival

Bald Eagle perched on a Cedar tree

Bald Eagle perched on a Cedar tree

Canadian Snow Geese

Canadian Snow Geese

Winter sunrise over a blueberry farm and stream in the Skagit Valley

8:29 am, January 12, 2019, Winter sunrise over a blueberry field at the Skagit Valley

8:29 am, January 12, 2019, Winter sunrise over a blueberry field at the Skagit Valley

Are you interested in learning more about photography? Jolly Sienda offers one-on-one instruction and group photo sessions. For more information, please contact Jolly at 240-899-5295, email: info@jollysiendaphotography.com

Stupendous Ring of Fire Mountains in Patagonia's Chilean and Argentina Fjords

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the ‘End of the World’? Or, checking off those ‘1001 Things to See and Do Before You Die’? Our recent trip to South America and Patagonia provided us some of the world’s most dramatic scenery; unveiling places few ever see. The weather too, in this area, can change so quickly; from calm to ferocious gale force winds preventing ships from traveling around the Cape Horn or arriving safely in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Boy, did we luck out! In fact, the captain of our cruise ship said, “This is the calmest it has ever been, on my watch, sailing around the Cape Horn” The following images were taken on our journey. Happy Holidays!

Glacial striation and its reflection in the water with icebergs
Osorno Volcano, Puerto Monte, Puerto Varis, Chile

Osorno Volcano, Puerto Monte, Puerto Varis, Chile

Glaciers at Glacier Alley, Chile

Glaciers at Glacier Alley, Chile

Usushia, Agentina - last city on the South American continent.

Usushia, Agentina - last city on the South American continent.

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Sailing the Strait of Magellen

Glacial Striation and a beautiful reflection

Glacial Striation and a beautiful reflection

Tierra del Fuego rainbow off of the Strait of Magellen near Usushia, Argentina

Tierra del Fuego rainbow off of the Strait of Magellen near Usushia, Argentina

A cruise ship sails around the the Cape Horn, South America.

A cruise ship sails around the the Cape Horn, South America.

Sailing around the Cape Horn
Iceberg

Iceberg

Jolly Sienda — Jolly Sienda Photography

Jolly Sienda — Jolly Sienda Photography