A Photo Expedition
June 23 – July 1, 2018
The southernmost section of the Fairweather Range in Glacier Bay, viewed from Icy Stait
Mark Kelley, Betty Sederquist, and Ronn Patterson come together on the vessel Delphinus to voyage beautiful Glacier Bay in the summer of 2018. This adventure has it all – and possibly a little more. Glacier Bay National Park is the pinnacle of scenic splendor and offers an abundance of wildlife viewing possibilities. Search for brown and black bears, humpback and killer whales, eagles, tufted and horned puffins, mountain goats, marmots, black-legged kittiwake colonies with thousands of birds, and more, from the spacious main deck and flying bridge of the Delphinus. Travel the backwaters and less visited sections, as well as the best known “must see” areas of Glacier Bay. Visit and explore the wildlife-rich areas, and some of the best whale-watching waters in Alaska, outside the park. Walk among the trees of new and old growth forests and hike acres of imposing glacial ice and meadows of flowers, all in the shadows of snow-capped mountains…
Alaska Magazine covered the 2015 Glacier Bay voyage with Mark Kelley in its Dec/Jan 2016 issue and Alaska Airlines Magazine awarded Mark the first prize in Showcase 2016, the 24th annual photo contest, for this image from the 2015 trip of a calving Johns Hopkins Glacier.
“Glacier Bay is a wild land of silence and glacial thunder. It is a refuge from a very noisy world. Its quiet isolation and complete silence is complimented by the lapping sounds of waves on the beach and overtaken by calving glaciers. Glacier Bay does not present itself easily, it is about waiting and letting it come to you. My work in Glacier Bay is foremost about the preservation of this wild land so raw and on the edge of newness.” Mark Kelley
Mark Kelley has spent over two hundred days in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and returns to the park every summer, often on the Delphinus. A preview from Mark’s 2017 trip:
In 2014 Mark joined UNESCO on location in Glacier Bay 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, winner of the 2001 Benjamin Franklin – Travel Essay Award, featured 120 Mark Kelley images.
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 for 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.
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.
Details and Reservations
June 23 – July 1, 2018
Departing from Auke Bay, Juneau, Alaska
Mark Kelley – (888) 933-1993 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolphin Charters – (800) 472-9942 – email@example.com