The exhibition features the work of popular Juneau photographers Mark Kelley and John Hyde and presents an intimate look at the humpback and killer whales that many visitors identify with Southeast Alaska.
The exhibition is based on Kelley and Hyde's 2004 book, Alaska's Watchable Whales: Humpback and Killer Whales.
The show features large-format photographs of some of the stunning imagery of whales that the two photographers have captured over the years and also provides information about the science and behavior of whales.
Life-size silhouettes of the whales will adorn the gallery walls to provide a sense of scale.
Kelley and Hyde are both full-time professional photographers with extensive outdoor experience in Alaska.
Kelley has eight photo books to his credit and his work has appeared in hundreds of other publications.
Hyde's images of North American wildlife are published regularly in magazines and commercial publications worldwide.
The Alaska State Museum will shift to its winter schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Hours at the museum will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. During the winter months of October through April, the museum is open late the first Friday of each month, with free admission from 4-7 p.m. General admission is $3. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $15.
Assistance is available for visitors with special needs by contacting Visitor Services at 465-2901 before the visit.