After the winter storms have calmed, the sun begins to linger a bit longer in the sky as spring slowly creeps its way in to the Alaskan landscape.
From forty foot cardon cacti to minute hedgehog cacti, everything about this landscape requires planning and adaptation.
As we wandered through this desert oasis, we were greeted by the beautiful pink, purple and yellow flowers of the blossoming cactus and desert plants.
Spring is here! Baby harbor seal pups, young bears, and juvenile bald eagles saw humans for their first times over the last few days. I hope we left a good impression. And with the baby animals of springtime also come spring shoots, leaves, and flowers.
I love springtime in Southeast Alaska. There are so many things going on and the sense of “new beginnings” is in the air everywhere you look. Spring is the best time of year to view bears in Southeast Alaska because their main source of food is found out in the open where they can easily be spotted from the deck of one of our vessels.