Monday, July 26, 2010

Alaska Photos by Dan Rutan

All photos posted with Dan Rutan's permission

Small brown bear print

Snow Owl

Chopper view of big mama and cubs

Dan told me the story on this one. The photo was taken over his shoulder as he attempted to exit the area. Unfortunately another brown bear was at the other end of the walkway and Dan had to crawl over the rail. The bear passed with-in inches of him. This photo was taken on the Russian River.

Large carabou heard

Big ass Skeeters!

The Crossing, Caribou in action!

Nice Red

Deadhorse Airport, Alaska
The place where a sloper usually starts his or her tour or ends it.

One of the great things about working on the North Slope in Alaska is the people you work around. I am posting a few photos from one of the guys that works for our project, "Point Thomson." The location is remote and requires a great deal of support from helicopters as well as ocean going vessels. The guy who took these photos is Dan Rutan, retired Air Force rescue chopper crew chief. He served two tours in Afghanistan and is now living a true Alaskan life. I usually do not use any one else's photos but my own but I do not get out enough anymore to get these kind of shots. Enjoy them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oh Nancy

nancy sinatra Pictures, Images and Photos

While searching for new music to put on my blog, I was fortunate enough to type in Nancy Sinatra. I am so glad that I did. I picked up a few classics but also found her web site. What an interesting human being she is and I had no idea how much time and effort she has put in for all of these years supporting our military including her involvment with the "Rolling Thunder" ride to DC. I encourage you to go to her site and take a look. This lady is amazing! I have provided a link in my link section.