September 23, 2019

Bard Peak, Portage Lake, Alaska


Photo by Al Remington

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Milt Inman’s Whatzit: The Aninga

Some of you will recall that I posted a photograph of Milt Inman’s on this blog asking readers “Whatzit?” Here’s that picture.
Milt Inman Photo

It took a bit but I eventually got a response back from him with an “official” answer as to “Whatzit”. In reply he sent the following picture and a brief explanation.

“It is a water bird that fishes under water and sometimes keeps its body under water and swims with just its neck out of the water!!! It’s called an aninga.
Now You Know “WHATZIT” Milt


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Alaska Moose Finds Rest and Warmth at a “Mootel Six”

The author of the below photographs was walking from his house, through an enclosed stairway and into the garage, when he spotted this moose. He writes: “from the top of the stairs I can see a napper laid up against the snow bank, chewing and napping in the 10 a.m. sunshine.”

He walked further down the stairs to the window to get a closer look and observe.

Moose settled in for a long late winter nap in the sunshine.

Photo by Al Remington

Snoring away!

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Opting for a late check-out!

Photo by Al Remington

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Milt Inman’s “Whatzit?”

It’s good to have Milt back contributing to his “Whatzit?” again. So, it’s obviously an aquatic bird by what kind?


Milt Inman Photo

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The Moose “Down on ‘M’ Street”

I wonder if the moose here in Alaska think that “M” Street, means “M”oose Street?


Photo by Al Remington

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Winter Time: Ninilchik, Alaska


Photo by Al Remington

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Lake Hood, Alaska

This is Lake Hood, Alaska. These planes are shoveled out and have skis on. Just before Ted Stevens Intnl. Airport is Lake Hood. The mountains are the Chugach Range, southeast of Anchorage.


Photo by Al Remington

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Stunning View Across Kachemak Bay, Alaska

I am told that from this view and perspective, Homer Spit is to the left and out of view.


Photo by Al Remington

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Byron Glacier Near Portage Lake in Alaska

The other day I posted a photo and map of the large Portage Glacier on the southern end of Portage Lake, Alaska. Below is another photograph of Byron Glacier, near the same Portage Lake. Byron Glacier can be found on the western side of Portage Lake further to the North from Portage Glacier as is shown and labeled on the Google Earth map shown below.


Photo by Al Remington


Map photo compliments of Google Earth

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Portage Glacier, Portage Lake, Alaska


Photo by Al Remington

Portage is on the way to Whittier after passing through a mile-long train tunnel. From Whittier you can enter Prince William Sound – by boat of course.


This map is a cropped portion of a map found at Alaska.org.

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