2017 Carnival Legend Alaskan Cruise - Day 5 - Juneau

Day 5 brought us to the Capital city of Alaska, Juneau.  Fun fact is that Juneau is a bit unusual among U.S. capitals in that there are no roads connecting the city to the rest of Alaska or to the rest of North America. 

For this stop we had decided to book us a photo safari excursion with Gastineau Guiding that would take us out whale watching as well as a little hike to the Mendenhall Glacier.  I wasn't sure what to expect as it was a "photo" safari where the tour guide was also suppose to be able to give some photography tips and tricks along the way.  We ended up absolutely loving this excursion and our primary tour guide Zach Kelly was incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife and nature but also an incredible photographer so was just a great day.  We saw whales, birds, sea lions, seals, eagles, fish, and an incredible Glacier all within a few hours.  So now on to the pictures. 

 Our first view as we walk off the ship

Our first view as we walk off the ship

 Our whale watching ship (cell phone picture that was overexposed so processing kinda bad)

Our whale watching ship (cell phone picture that was overexposed so processing kinda bad)

 So many humpback whales during our trip

So many humpback whales during our trip

 n some whale species, flukes are so distinctive that researchers use them like fingerprints to identify individuals.

n some whale species, flukes are so distinctive that researchers use them like fingerprints to identify individuals.

 The sound from this island was loud but incredible

The sound from this island was loud but incredible

 So much wildlife around

So much wildlife around

 From the boat to the land where beauty is just every where around you

From the boat to the land where beauty is just every where around you

 Mendenhall Glacier - Water was a bit high so had to take from a distance

Mendenhall Glacier - Water was a bit high so had to take from a distance

 Annita and I at the Glacier - A bit of harsh light but still beautiful

Annita and I at the Glacier - A bit of harsh light but still beautiful

 Can't leave without 1 tourist style photo.  =)

Can't leave without 1 tourist style photo.  =)

 So many cruises landing around the same time

So many cruises landing around the same time