Alaska Day 6: Puffins are too cute + Back to Anchorage.

Day 6 begins in Seward for the morning, and ends at Anchorage, our last stop, for the evening.

My brother and I visited the Alaska Sealife Center, which is an the aquarium and aviary. Much like the Wildlife Conservation Center we visited on Day 3,

alaskasealifecenter.gifalaskasealifecenterScreen Shot 2016-07-12 at 5.15.28 PM

“The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response. 

While primarily dedicated to marine research and education, the Center is the only permanent marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility in the state.”


-From the Alaska SeaLife Center Website (http://www.alaskasealife.org)

I really appreciate centers like this, because they provide normal people to see animals and wildlife up close, study them scientifically to further our research knowledge about animals. However, the reason why I these centers the most is because many of the animals we see inside the SeaLife center are rescued injured or orphaned wildlife that receive rehabilitation at the center.

Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK

The following photos were taken by me at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK.

day6-1
Sleeping little bird! Aww 🙂
day6-2
Horned Puffin
day6-3
Tufted Puffin
day6-4
I really like horned puffins.
day6-5
They’re too cute!
day6-7
I mean look at them!!!!!!

day6-8

day6-9
Napping seal.
day6-11
Seal swimming upside down.
day6-13
Large Sea Lion.
day6-12
Flounder flapping around.

 

After some gift-shopping and lunch with the family, it was time to say goodbye to the pretty little town of Seward.

day6-14

day6-10

And on to our last stop (where we began): Anchorage.

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 7.02.26 PM.png
Google maps: Seward to Anchorage.

Anchorage is a very pretty city to photography because even though there are a lot of buildings that make for good “cityscapes,” There is often a view of a mountain in the distance.

day6-16
Sleeping little bird! Aww 🙂

My brother’s freshman college roommate happens to live in Alaska, and was in Anchorage, so we had dinner with him and my brother was able to catch up with an old friend. It was also a plus because he knew the city well.

day6-17
My brother and his old college roommate.

By this time, I was pretty burnt out from all the traveling. However, I did for sure enjoy seeing the puffins, and Anchorage is a very pretty city. Decently quiet as well! Just one more day left!

IMG_1858
Day 0: 30 Hour Trip
denali  mount-1
Day 1: Denali National Park
talkeenta-23by9-traintrack-1
Day 2: Rain in Talkeetna
Alaska-day-4-11
Day 3: Talkeetna to Seward, and Views Along the Way
Alaska-day-54cov-1000
Day 4: Cruise Through the Gulf of Alaska
day-5-1004
Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s