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St. George Island, Alaska

Occasionally I like to post some non-wedding stuff on this blog so you can see some of the other things I’m interested in. By far my favorite subject to shoot, after weddings, is the beauty of Alaska. I try to avoid the same places that get hundreds of photographers a year and stick to hard to reach places.
St. George Island is one of the more difficult places to reach in Alaska. I was there for a week at the beginning of November. If you’re unfamiliar with this location, it is in the middle of the Bering Sea north of Dutch Harbor. The trip alone required a total of 14 hours travel round trip, if you count my first failed attempt to make it to the island in October. On the first try I made it to St. Paul but the weather was so poor in St. George that we flew back to Anchorage. It was a lot of flying for nothing. It was great to finally make it out though. St. George is a special place and I wish I could go back more often. A friend of mine, Ryan, has been working on the island for a few years doing research on Northern Fur Seals. I also visited last year when a mutual friend, Nathaniel Wilder, was staying on the island for 4 months helping Ryan with his research. I could write 2 or 3 pages about my St. George experiences, but I’ll leave it to the photos to do the talking. If you ever get the chance to visit the Pribilof’s, take it – you’ll love it.

  • St. George Island: Ryan and a Seal greet by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: Nursing Seal Pup by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: Stellar Sea Lions by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: Ryan by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: Garden Cove by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: High Bluffs by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: by Joe Connolly
  • St. George Island: The Old Seal Processing Plant by Joe Connolly