Still one of the most amazing locations I’ve traveled to, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is full of pristine beauty. This location, aptly named Caribou Pass, is where the Porcupine herd passes from Canada to the Alaskan Arctic Plain every year. To give you some orientation to this scene… this is the view looking south towards the Brooks Range of Alaska, to the left (east) is Canada, to the right (wes
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
This has been an exciting week for wildlife discoveries on the west coast. The latest being a rare white Killer Whale off the coast of Alaska. Having been reportedly seen last month and perhaps as long as 3 years ago this whale has since eluded researchers studying pods of whales in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. Although white in color from afar it’s believe not to be albino, but rather yellow/brown in color. E
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