Ron Reznick has posted some of his shots from our Alaska trip and I have posted some of mine on DPR. Here are a few that I just uploaded today that were taken on the same trip and haven't posted elsewhere. The group, now known as the Bear *** Alaska Boys, consisted of Mike Worley, Bernie Weinzimmer, Bernie Campoli, Huan Pham, Paul Frye, Ron Reznick and me. After flying to Anchorage on August 5, we took small planes, one a float plane, to the Katmai Peninsula and Lake Clark National Park. We stayed at the Silver Salmon Creek Lodge and were guided by John Hohl, a photographer and astute biologist. After spending five days with excellent record breaking weather, we flew to Anchorage and went by train to Denali National Park. When we arrived, smoke from forest fires near Fairbanks had drifted into the park and obscured most of the mountain scenery. We were able to see Mt. McKinley but not as clearly as we had hoped. Most visitors never see the mountain at all. So that will be a shot for another trip. I shot with a D2X and 200-400mm VR almost exclusively. For a couple of occasions I used either a 1.4TC or 1.7TC for more reach. But surprisingly that wasn't need for most of our bear shots. For some of the shots even 200mm was too much glass! The D2X performed magnificently and I do appreciate the 12 megapixels as I've begun to crop some of my shots. I hope you enjoy these samplers and more of the shots in my Alaska gallery (http://www.pbase.com/jcolson/alaska__august_2005): View attachment 14010 View attachment 14011 All comments and critique are greatly appreciated.