“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
– Ibn Battuta

The sky is illuminated with the colors of a rainbow as the Northern Lights grace Sitka, Alaska with their truly awesome presence.

The Northern Lights
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If you do not believe in magic, you have never been to Alaska. I feel it the moment I step off the plane every time I visit Alaska. It is like nothing else I have ever experienced. The air, the water, the lush landscape, the marine life, the knowing ravens, the wise old-growth forests; it is magical.
I crave it when I am not there. I feel it calling me.

I Am Awakened
The Mighty Ones
A mother bear, known as Crimp Ear, appears to walk on water. Her beauty is reflected in the water as she ventures into the shallows during low-tide looking for clams.

Walk On Water
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The Noble Ones
Ever wonder what the inside of a humpback whale's mouth looks like? Wonder no more.  A humpback whale bubble-net feeding off the coast of Sitka, Alaska.
All You Can Eat
A humpback whale enjoys a mouthful of herring off the coast of Sitka, Alaska.

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The Feathered Ones

The Colors Of A Raven
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Land, Sea, and Ice
Iceberg Layers in the Tracy Arm Fjords - Juneau, Alaska

Iceberg Layers
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