Early morning light breaking through the trees revealed this beautiful sight while traveling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Arctic Lupine (Lupinus Arcticus) wasn’t the most common flower seen during my travels but there was a beautiful spread of these flowers in a small meadow shaded by a stand of Balsam Poplar trees. Arctic Lupine (Lupinus Arcticus) [tags]Arctic Refuge, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The 15th episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released. In this episode “Mastering Digital Panoramic Photography” is discussed. Topics covered include an introduction to the technique, best practices, pitfalls, alternative methods, computer & software tips, and creative vision. This information packed episode will put you on track to master this challenging photographic technique in roughly (30) thirty
I’m happy to announce that one of my Arctic Refuge photos was featured in this past Sunday’s print edition of the Washington Post. No Roads, No Regrets – Washington Post Details: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Washington Post The original image Arctic Refuge View Special thanks to John Harrington for sending me an image of the Travel page. [tags]Arctic Refuge, photo, photography, lan
With wildlife photography luck is always part of the equation, but you never know how or when it will come into play. While in the Arctic last summer I had the good fortune of photographing an Arctic Hare that was resting in the shade to avoid both the sun and predators. Although the hare was stationary its ears were twitching in order to keep a small swarm of mosquitoes from biting these blood rich organs. I only to
No matter what type of photography interests you, whether its landscape photography, nature photography, street photography, people photography or any other type of photography its essential to always be prepared. Over the years I’ve learned that being prepared is itself an art form. The art of preparedness is seldom just a generic chore and can require quite a bit of creative thought.
It’s hard to believe it has been nearly 1 year since I took this photo. Although the lighting is not “magic hour” light I couldn’t pass up this shot. Taken at an altitude of roughly 1500ft and 20 miles from the Arctic Ocean. The flowers here are roughly 2 inches tall and have called a rocky precipice home. Beyond is a southern view of the Kongakut River and Brooks Mountain range. [tags]Arctic
A very rare sighting during trip through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a prematurely born Caribou calf migrating with a small herd to the coastal plain. Normally calfs are born on the coastal plain. This small herd was looking to cross the Kongakut river which was quite wide and fast moving at this junction. They eventually opted not to cross. The herd easily had 30-40 miles to go to make it to the coastal pla
This is one of my favorites from this past summer. Taken at an elevation of about 1750 feet looking east through Caribou Pass towards Canada. Over the ridge to the left was a view of the Arctic Ocean and to the right was a view of the Kongakut River valley. Photographed in the foreground is Arctic Phlox along with a variety of other arctic wildflowers. [tags]Arctic Refuge, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR, Arcti