Kevin Dennes, a resident of Beauty Point Retirement Resort, recently presented a round of his photos from the time he’s spent in Alaska. Kevin worked as a professional photographer in the medical and scientific field and because he spent a lot of time in Alaska with his work, he had so many photos from the area he showed them over a series of three presentations.
Fourth time lucky for Beauty Point residents
This is the fourth time Kevin has shown a series of his photos at Beauty Point Retirement Resort. Previously he treated residents to a series of photos he’d taken on tours in Africa and after that he showed some of his best photos from a tour of the Antarctic. Next, he showed a range of photos he’d taken at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park in south western Alaska.
If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy Kevin’s wonderful presentations, here’s a selection of the amazing photos he showed from Alaska. As Kevin was working while he was in Alaska, he took these shots of the amazing wildlife and scenery he saw around him in his spare time.
Starting off in Anchorage in Alaska
For his series of photos taken in Alaska, Kevin started off with some photos of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, which is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It’s also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna. It is also from where the famous Iditerod dog sled race to Nome commences.
“Anchorage has the highest percentage of people who are qualified pilots of any city in the world, I think,” says Kevin. “One person in eight has a pilot’s license and this is because sometimes it’s the only way to get around to the ‘back country’ up there. The planes use wheels, skis and floats, depending on the time of the year and the destinations.”
This is the sunset from Anchorage – Mount McKinley or Denali as the indigenous Eskimos call it, is about 100 miles away. Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in all of North America and at its highest it is 20,310 feet above sea level.