We had a fabulous trip to view brown bears and watch the early nest building of seabirds, Murres and Puffins, at an island rookery in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The photo above shows me climbing over rocks to gain a closer view of the birds. This area was an incredible natural rock garden with early blooming wildflowers, moss and grasses growing in beautiful harmony. The extreme tides of Cook Inlet (27′ at the peak) made waders essential to disembark the boat.
Gail Niebrugge, Alaska wilderness artist