Glacier Calving. Splashback from a chunk of the Columbia Glacier breaking off into Columbia Bay.
Posted by lwpetersen | August 11, 2018

Tidewater glacier calving is an extremely powerful event that everyone should get a chance to witness. If you haven't ever seen this, it's time to hop on a plane to...

Watching the first sunrise of 2018 from Ester Dome. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 3, 2018

I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but I'm still resolving to write more and take more photos in 2018. I've been occupied with work the last couple years and...

Aurora at Angel Rocks
Posted by lwpetersen | February 2, 2017

It sure doesn't feel like it, but it's been over a year since I've published a blog-post. I've still been writing, editing, and updating, but not publishing new things. I've...

Alignment of Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Moon with Aurora Borealis
Posted by lwpetersen | May 28, 2016

I woke up early to photograph a cool planetary alignment of Venus, Mars, and Jupiter with a quarter moon. I lucked out because the aurora was still going strong at...

Posted by lwpetersen | May 25, 2016

Ridges and tors over red and yellow valleys to the east of Nome Creek I took a little 12 mile ridge hike at Nome Creek in the White Mountains in...

Posted by lwpetersen | December 6, 2015

The first impressive aurora borealis display I witnessed this season was shortly after midnight on September 11. It broke up fairly quickly, becoming diffuse, but it was brilliant for about...

View from Polychrome Overlook. Denali National Park
Posted by lwpetersen | October 8, 2015

I don't get to Denali National Park as often as I should, especially since I live only 2 hours away. Friend or family visits are an awesome excuse to hit...

Castner Glacier in the Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | September 5, 2015

I went out for a weekend of hiking in solitude in the Alaska Range. Looking up Castner Creek into the Deltas. Black Cap is on the left, White Princess is...

Rainbow Mountain - Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | June 8, 2015

I can definitely say now that Rainbow Ridge is as steep as it looks from the road below. I drove down on Saturday, June 6 with the hope of hiking...