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Monday, July 18, 2016

Wildlife Photography - Whales and Bears Photo Tour in Alaska and Canada








My readers know I have recently returned from my High Arctic Photo Tour testing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera in the cold and sometimes damp Svalbard archipelago, deep inside the Arctic circle. Prior to that, I was in the hot, steamy jungles of the Upper Amazon and cool Andean Highlands with the camera.




On both trips, I am impressed by the new body and you can read my review here. I will be away for the next few weeks on my annual Alaskan and Canadian wildlife photography shoot with the EOS-1D X Mark II again. This time of the year, the Humpback whales are back from Hawaii in full force. After giving birth or mated and gone without food for months, they will be feasting in the food rich waters of Alaska, especially the South East and trying to replenish their weight and bulk up for the winter when they have to repeat the cycle all over again.




The salmon runs are also beginning and the Brown Bears, Black Bears and Bald Eagles are out in force gorging themselves and putting on weight for the coming winter months and hibernation. The Killer Whales are also very active during the salmon season and there is no better place to see and photograph them than in Alaska and the northern half of Vancouver Island.






Some of the places I am going to are rather remote but if there's WiFi signal, I will try and stay in touch and post some photos and stories. You can see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com and follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter.

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