DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 BEAVER, KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Pentax 55-300 at 300mm
1/2000 sec. f8
This particular Beaver was built in 1959 and is the same age—55 years—as my old Cessna 150. She was delivered to the U.S. Army as a L-20A utility aircraft and has had a long career as a civilian bush plane, having been rebuilt regularly. She and dozens of her sisters weave in and out among cruise liners in Ketchikan harbor, carrying sightseers in the summer and supplies all over Alaska in the winter. The actor Harrison Ford owns one and says it's his favorite in his collection of airplanes.