A Photo Expedition with Mark Kelley
July 5 – July 12, 2017
A Photo Expedition with Mark Kelley and Betty Sederquist
July 24 – August 1, 2017 – full!
The Fairweather Range viewed from Icy Stait
Mark Kelley, Betty Sederquist, and Ronn Patterson come together on the vessel Delphinus to voyage beautiful Glacier Bay. Alaska Magazine covered their 2015 voyage in its Dec/Jan 2016 issue. Alaska Airlines Magazine awarded Mark the first prize in Showcase 2016, the 24th annual photo contest, for his image from the 2015 trip of a calving Johns Hopkins Glacier.
This Glacier Bay adventure has it all – and possibly a little more. Glacier Bay National Park itself has the pinnacle of scenic splendor plus an amazing ice kingdom. An abundance of wildlife exists – brown and black bears, mountain goats, marmots, eagles, Black-legged kitty wake colonies with thousands of birds, eagles, tufted and horned Puffins, humpback whales, killer whales, and more. This cruise explores the backwaters and less visited sections of Glacier Bay as well as the best known “must see” areas. In addition, you visit and explore several wildlife rich areas – especially some of the best whale waters – outside the park. Best of all, you get to explore and play among the scenery – new and old growth forests, acres of imposing glacial ice, snow-capped mountains, meadows of flowers…
Mark Kelley has spent over two hundred days in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
“Glacier Bay holds a special place in my heart. It is a wild land of silence and glacial thunder.”
In 2014 Mark went on location in Glacier Bay with UNESCO to create the stills for a film shoot to raise awareness for this World Marine Heritage Site. On Earth Day 2015 the Mark Kelley stills were featured in the Jaeger-LeCoultre photographic exhibition “A journey through WorldHeritage Site Glacier Bay National park”.
Mark Kelley’s photo book
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska,
features 120 Mark Kelley images,
is the winner of the 2001
Benjamin Franklin – Travel Essay Award,
and has sold over 60,000 copies.
Betty Sederquist is a popular photo instructor and professional working photographer. She has worked as an editor and acting photo editor for Alaska magazine. During her years at Alaska Magazine she traveled the state and found extraordinary photo ops. Many of her Alaska images have made their way into national and international publications. Her cllients included National Geographic books, National Wildlife Federation, and Sunset magazine. Betty has years of professional experience in both teaching and photography.
Ronn Patterson, owner and captain of the Delphinus, formed Dolphin Charters in 1981 to offer travelers the enjoyment and celebration of the earth’s wonders combined with sound natural history information.
The Delphinus is a 50-foot custom trawler, expertly refitted for educational cruises. The spacious deck and flying bridge allow for outstanding viewing and ease of movement.