We reached Anchorage yesterday evening and after getting a good night sleep, headed out for Homer. Along the way we stopped in Seward to visit the Alaska Sea Life Center. They do quite a bit of rehabilitation work with Stellar Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and sea birds.
I was delighted by their aviary which included long-tail ducks, kittiwakes, harlequin ducks, king eiders, tufted puffins, murres, guillimonts and many more all within reach of a 200mm lens. I wish I had more time to just sit in there and watch the birds but I had to finish the drive to Homer. I saw many more harlequin ducks along the way and I hope to be able to get some photos in the wild. Until then, I'll just enjoy these images from the Sea Life Center.