Thursday, July 3, 2014

Living the Wildlife!

Since we showed photos of big bald birdies yesterday, today we thought we'd show other kinds of wildlife that Mommy and Daddy saw up in Alaska.  They spent most of their vacation on a cruise ship and did see whales, porpoises and lots of sea birds but none sat still long enough for a good photo.  She did get a photo of these sea lions.  Can you spot two?
And of course there were bald eagles everywhere...
After the cruise ended in Seward, AK, they took a three day land tour which included a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park & Preserve that promised lots of wildlife to be seen like bears and moose.  Yeah, well, there in there somewhere...
The first critter they spotted was an Artic ground squirrel.  Kinda looks like the non-artic chipmunks huh?
The snowshoe hare is pretty cute and sure has big floofy feets!  Of course in the winter time he'd be all white...
They even saw Willow Ptarmigan which are Alaska's state bird... 
Finally as they got farther into the park they saw big critters like Dall sheep...
Usually they look like little white dots on the mountainside...
They did see lots and lots of caribou like this youngin'...
Despite being on the tour for 8 hours, they didn't see one bear or moose.  Daddy says they'll just have to go back sometime but we might have something to say about that!

What kind of wildlife do you have in your neck of the woods?

Enjoy your day!

PeeS:  All the park photos were taken from a bus since the only way to visit deep inside Denali National Park is via their buses.  It kinda made it hard to see the wildlife let alone get good photos of them but she did the best she could.  They were allowed to get off in designated areas but of course the only wildlife around those areas were tourists from other buses!

18 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

These photos are just breath-taking! I have friends who live in Alaska...the scenery and the wildlife is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow, your humans saw lots of critter! BTW, I've sent you an email - make sure your human opens it!

Ann said...

That park looks so pretty even if you did have to see most of it from a bus. That view with the mountains in the background is breathtaking.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

The Artic ground squirrel looks like a prairie dog? And yes we did spot both sea lions after we made Mommy biggify the picture. :)

Your Mommy and Daddy sure had a lovely time at Alaska!

The Island Cats said...

What a great time your peeps had! We love seeing all the wildlife because we don't have any of those here. We got regular squirrels and regular bunnies. And sometimes vishus deers.

Marg said...

WE think you did a great job getting pictures. It was fun seeing the sheep and all of the others. That must have been such a fun trip.

Katie Isabella said...

I know my youngest son was just as enthralled when he went. Beautiful memories you have shown us. I never get tired of looking at them. MOARE!

Grace said...

Ah, tourists - love the photos and the pretty bunny...

Kitties Blue said...

Mom says the photos are great. Even though she loves all the animals, her favorite photo was the one of the mountains. Have a happy and safe 4th. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Sandee said...

That first shot we see all the time on the Delta. All the time. We see lots of water birds and tons of ducks. We are on our boat now and there are a bunch of ducks begging for food. They are good at that.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your humans. :)

Duni said...

I LOVE all the animal photos! The mountain scene is very beautiful too :) Glad you both enjoyed your trip!

Oui Oui said...

That was so cool! We just have the usual critters - and coyotes, believe it or not. And we live between Washington DC & Baltimore.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

hay ewe gurls....thanx for sharin theeze fotoz !! we enjoyed em.....well, knot ALL oh em ☺☺☺☺

...N we DID cee two sealz !! one on de bouy chillaxin N one swimmin !!

plus vizshuz squirell..how kewl iz THAT !!!

happee week oh end N heerz ta bonito flakes, bass N bloo gill ♥

Catherine said...

Alaska is beautiful isn't it? I haven't been there but maybe one day. We saw lots of sea lions in Victoria too. If only vacations could last longer!!
xo Catherine

Angel Keisha said...

Alaska is very pretty!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Did your mom have fun or WHAT? We have loved following her adventures on FB too!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Me think the photos looks great !
Over in my neck of the woods we have Hare , Rabbit , Deer , Moose , Fox , Badger , Wild Boar , Wolf have been spotted a couple of miles away , Squirrels , Sea Eagles and many moore kinds of birdies :)
XOXO

Rose Clearfield said...

How neat to see so many critters during your trip!