Salmon Conservation Film by Mark Titus
When fishing guide/filmmaker Mark Titus learns why wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest, he embarks on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. Along the way, Titus unravels a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming in Alaska – all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.
Alaska Showings & Schedule
• 2/19 – Anchorage – Bear Tooth @ 8 p.m.
• 2/20 – Juneau – Rockwell Ballroom @ 7 p.m.
• 2/21–22 – Ketchikan – New York Café @ TBD (with Bristol Bay Sockeye dinner special)
• 2/24 – Fairbanks – Blue Loon @ 6 p.m.
• 2/26 – Dillingham – Middle School Gym @ 7:30 p.m. (with subsistence food potluck)
By Angler's Alibi
Captain Landry was hard at work this past summer guiding flying and filming at Angler's Alibi. There really is some unique footage here, showcasing the incredible salmon runs and wildlife on the Alagnak River.
On a side note: For all those aspiring drone pilots, let's be respectful with these flying/photography tools so that we can continue to use them.
Red Bull Media House
How do you like to recreate in Alaska? These guys are taking speed flying to another level in Alaska's Tordrillo Mountains. AK is a wonderland for adventure!
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge supported this film shoot with Red Bull Media House.
By Zan Butler
From the Filmmaker:
So this is what I did over this past winter when I was not making people coffee.
It's all time-lapse footage shot in and around Anchorage, Alaska, with the emphasis on the nature around the city rather then on the people and buildings. This is a collection of the nicer stuff I shot of the northern lights, stars, sunset, and the tide. All of this was shot between October 2011 and April 2012.
By Brian Finestone
Simply put, a father and son's journey into becoming fly fishermen. Beautifully done, and what a fantastic way to spend time together. Makes me yearn for my youth again.
When you teach a kid how to fish, you inherently teach them respect for our fisheries and natural world. Alaska is a great place to start.
by Kokkaffe Media
A new film from the Kokkaffe Media team. A portion of the film explores the Kanektok in Western Alaska. Looks great!
From the Filmmaker:
THOSE MOMENTS is a feature film for the 2015 fly fishing festival cycle, following fly fishing guides on their day off. We start in Alaska with Hawkeye and Zac searching for giant, flesh-eating rainbows on the Kanektok River, then join Torrie and Josie on Andros, Bahamas, for some mellow bonefishing and finish in British Columbia, where Scott and Kara swing for steel on the Dean River.
By Owen Osborne Productions
Angler's Alibi gives you a glimpse of their slice of fishing paradise on the Alagnak River. This is nice video that shows many aspects of their program and the experience in Bristol Bay.
From the Filmmaker:
In South Western Alaska, just west of where the Aleutian Island chain meets the main land, exists a place where man remains a visitor. A place where the moon and the tide keep the pace for the harmonic rhythms of the natural world. Here everything still lives and dies by this rhythmic dance. In one of the last places truly untouched by man kind's negative influences the natural world still reigns supreme.
Here salmon return in numbers not seen anywhere else on earth. Here bears and eagles are more likely to be seen than another group of people. Here an ecosystem exists supporting life so vibrant and so plentiful it has to be seen to be believed. Here salmon return in numbers not seen anywhere else on earth. Here bears and eagles are more likely to be seen than another group of people. Here an ecosystem exists supporting life so vibrant and so plentiful it has to be seen to be believed.
It is here that an adventurous few have created a stronghold deep in the wilderness where we can safely visit this wild place.
Visiting Angler's Alibi for the first time changes one's life. To be at a fish camp where the fishery is so untouched and authentic is nothing less than an inspiring experience, sure to ignite passion in us all while reinvigorating one's love for the natural world. Recharging your soul with every cast, Angler's Alibi is a destination that has to be seen to be believed.
BTW: Big Ups to Reckless Kelly and their Beautiful song "Wicked Twisted Road"
Incredible Drone View
Large Group of Humpback Whales Feeding in the Pristine Waters of Alaska. Aerial Drone Footage from Seagulls Point of View.
From Wikipedia: The humpback whale's most inventive technique is known as bubble net feeding; a group of whales swims in a shrinking circle blowing bubbles below a school of prey. The shrinking ring of bubbles encircles the school and confines it in an ever-smaller cylinder. This ring can begin at up to 30 metres (98 ft) in diameter and involve the cooperation of a dozen animals. Using a crittercam attached to a whale's back, researchers found that some whales blow the bubbles, some dive deeper to drive fish toward the surface, and others herd prey into the net by vocalizing. The whales then suddenly swim upward through the "net", mouths agape, swallowing thousands of fish in one gulp. Plated grooves in the whale's mouth allow the creature to easily drain all the water initially taken in.
The Lost Boys of Yantarni is the story of the quirky few, stubborn enough to live and work on one of the most rugged and formidable outreaches of the Alaska Peninsula - a Neverland practically unknown to the angling world. The allure? – giant, dime bright, Coho Salmon that charge into these mile-long rivers with a seek-and-destroy mentality.
Mother Nature still keeps secrets here, never really showing her hand. For the guys running the place, outwitting her is a daily battle. Severe weather, four-legged locals, and never-ending chores stack the odds against them.
"Oh, the glory of being a guide in Alaska . . ."
Tony Anderson - The Prophecy
Ben Miller Band - The Cuckoo