Theses images were taken in Spring 2014. Turnagain Arm is about 40 miles long and is located adjacent to the scenic Seward Highway south of Anchorage, Alaska. The Twentymile Glacier River flows into the Turnagain Arm’s head waters. The waters are part of Cook Inlet. People drive the Seward Highway to watch Beluga whales and Dall sheep in the summer. People are amazed by the endless mudflats and bore tides. Visitors are warned to stay off the mud flats as people sink into the glacier silt quite easily. It is almost impossible to dig people out after they are trapped and numerous individuals have drowned or died of hyperthermia. Paddle boarding is a big sport in Turnagain Arm. Adventurers surf the bore tide when it pushes into the inlet. The bore tide is around 5 feet high and travels at 5-6 miles per hour. The long spring days provide plenty of hours to visit the inlet. Some of the photographs were taken in Girdwood where Alyeska Ski Resort is located. The image with the dead trees was taken in Girdwood. Saltwater killed the trees after the earth sunk several feet during the 1964 earthquake (9.2 magnitude).
Some of the images were taken with my Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens. It is a very sharp lens. I used a tripod to ensure the photos were shape. When there is snow in scenes I overexpose by one or two f-stops to keep the snow white. Underexposed snow looks grey.
Images copyrighted by bartz englishoe