photo of setnet fishermen in Bristol Bay, Bering Sea, Alaska

I just posted a gallery of photos from Bristol Bay, Alaska. A friend is heading to Washington D.C. in a few days and will be talking about the current status of the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay in particular. I have enjoyed photographing there for the last three years, so I put together some images that could help as my friend explains the unique wonders of Bristol Bay. The photos cover a range of topics including wildlife, scenery, and commercial fishing, all three of which are potentially at risk from proposed industrial development in the region. This is a big topic that I am looking forward to writing more about, but not tonight. My bags are packed and I’m heading out to photograph the Iliamna Lake area for 7-10 days first thing in the morning. Till I return, please take a moment and enjoy the photos of Bristol Bay as it exists currently, soon I’ll write more about the oil and gas leases and the proposed pebble mine that could have a large impact on this area.