It does, however, mean that I finally have a chance to get to something I've had the general idea for since the beginning of King Salmon Chronicle...
The first video, I admit, covers a lot of other places in Alaska besides the peninsula, and then from its inland edge at Brooks Camp in Katmai. Nonetheless, the footage by Tim Plowden and the score by Christel Veraart are so beautiful that it makes the list.
This one is a collage about village life in the Bristol Bay region. Presentations like this are, naturally and appropriately enough, about putting one's best foot forward. This it does well.
Roman Dial had already achieved a kind of legendary status in the world of Alaskan outdoor adventure when I arrived here in the early 80s. Nothing has changed. He's like some character out of Johny Quest: a supremely fit and impeccably skilled outdoorsman, professor of mathematics and biology, etc. and, if that wasn't already annoyingly perfect enough, he makes great videos too. Oh well. Of his, this one is my favorite.