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Piet van Weel
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This is the way to do it!  Camp AT the glacier!
 
The view from my tent the other day at Matanuska Glacier. It's hard to believe how big the glacier really is from this view.

Thanks to +Benro for the legs on this trip!

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Thank you guys for posting or sharing photos from various places in Alaska.  Its so easy to post beautiful photos, but I would ask that you give credit back to the original photographer, either by sharing the original poster's G+ posting (Preferred), or by sharing their name and where they took it. This way we can go look them up and see their other work.
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Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

I wanted to share these three photos from my last Kenai Fjords trip in Alaska. I shot them from a small boat that was rented by me and a few other photographers and bird watchers. 

I can highly recommend spending time in Kenai Fjords National Park if you're in Alaska. Beautiful landscape and fascinating animals! 

#kenaifjords   #alaska   #baldeagle   #glacier   #boat   #landscapephotography   #wildlifephotography   #birds   #birds4all   #birdloversworldwide   #nationalpark   #nationalparkphotography  
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Love it when people take the time to actually ENJOY Alaska like Toby is.
 
If I had to choose one thing in life, it would most likely would be flying!

The past few days have been insane. 3 or 4 days ago (loosing track of time) we almost left the Denali area to head south towards Seward. But indecisive decisions and nice weather finally making an appearance, @sairy_rose and I decided to stay for a few extra days. I am so glad we did. We almost left again yesterday as well, but I waited to get a specific shot. Another decision made that then led to a flightseeing tour and glacier landing with the incredible team at +Era Helicopters. Probably one of the most incredible flights I have been on, especially getting on the glacier, next to some blue (extremely blue) lakes.

It's hard to believe we are now more then two weeks in. I can't even fathom how epic the rest of the trip is going to be and what left turns are going to be thrown our way.

The next day or two will be traveling and a much needed backing up day. Definitely not as backed up as I need to be :/

Snapchat adventure --> @tobyharriman

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Love it when people take the time to actually ENJOY Alaska like Toby is.
 
This trip is such a trip. Sometimes I have no words!

This day may have been the most epic so far. +Era Helicopters flew us out over North Fork to Yanert Glacier.

ps. can't wait to have access to my RAWs. The quality may be fuzzy :/

I have been snapchatting behind the scenes everyday, so follow along: @tobyharriman

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Hey +Paul Howard​... Not sure if you've seen +Rachel Tine​'s work before; however, I have a feeling you might get some inspiration from her work. I know I do. Rachel you might want to check out some of Paul's latest work. :)
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Thank you +Piet van Weel
I do follow +Rachel Tine and love her work immensely. So very talented in both her photographic captures and in her post processing, she's one of my favourites.
Rachel rocks!!
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+Toby Harriman​ continues to share his images from across Alaska! This time from the Harriman Glacier.
 
From an incredible heli tour with +Saltwater Excursions, LLC yesterday in Whittier, Alaska. When I found out they flew over a glacier with my last name, I knew it was meant to be.

Harriman Glacier is an 8‑mile long glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska. It trends northeast to its terminus at head of Harriman Fjord, 16 mi northeast of Whittier, Chugach Mountains.

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Love it when people take the time to actually ENJOY Alaska like Toby is.
 
Rain, wind, snow, hail, a tiny bit sun and way too heavy of pack for this first hike up Kesugi Ridge trail in Denali Sate Park.

When we left San Francisco on Monday it was raining and it hasn't stopped since we got here. I can't complain at all though, it's been an epic adventure and it's just getting started. Our plans have changed every hour and we are just living in the moment. Hitch hiking from place to place, staying in cool hostels in Talkeetna and camping and hiking in the storms. Couldn't ask for anything more.

In case you were wondering Mount McKinley is suppose to be in those clouds off in the distance. We have yet to see it though, as well as any wildlife.

If you want to see some behind the scenes from my trip be sure to follow me on Snapchat at @tobyharriman (when in service of course)

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Love it when people take the time to actually ENJOY Alaska like Toby is.
 
There is something to be said about traveling by train. Winding through emerald forests at a pace steady enough to enjoy the stillness of a land so untouched only as an onlooker, a passerby, a witness to the serenity. After a week in the backcountry a day of recharging and mimosas was just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for the hospitality, +Alaska Railroad Corporation. As always, your staff has affirmed the generosity of Alaskans... And we had a blast 👊🏼

Snapchat --> @tobyharriman

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I have to say that if you haven't checked out +Jeremy Cowart's latest e-book... You really should. It's about who inspires him. You really should take a look here: http://t.co/2jE9lkar8d 
I've spent the last 2 weeks, putting together an eBook PDF for you, consisting of me asking 1 question to many of the people that currently inspire me. And the good news is, it's ready to download! Just click below to grab it: Click Here to get ABSORB ...
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This past weekend I had the honor of being able to witness this ceremony. Love the dedication of all those who devoted the time to be part of this AND am humbled by all those who gave all so we have the freedom to so what we do. 
On Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m., 146 bikers participated in the annual Alaska Veterans Motorcycle Club Byers Lake Memorial Day Run and Veterans Ceremony. Channel 2's Piet van Weel took these photos during the event, held at the Alaska Veterans Memorial at Mile 147.1 of the Parks Highway.
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Looks like the beavers have been busy this spring!! This dam didn't exist a couple of months ago.
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