Common Fireweed – Chamaenerion angustifolium
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 27, 2020
Common Fireweed – Chamaenerion angustifolium

Fireweed's common name comes from the fact that it can revegetate quickly after forest fires. Each flower is symmetrical about the vertical axis, with the two largest (roundish) petals at...

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Golden Touch
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 27, 2020
Golden Touch

Purchase Print Golden light on the trees and snow-capped peaks reflecting off a pond at the Ruby Creek Overlook along the Richardson Highway. This was taken in early June last...

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Visitor in the Snow
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 26, 2020
Visitor in the Snow

I saw the head following me, it was a Great Horned owl, the tufted ears being the giveaway. The Great Horned is the only tufted ear owl in Alaska.

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Falls
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 25, 2020
Falls

Purchase Print A waterfall into the beautiful colored waters of Prince William Sound near Valdez, Alaska. The waterfalls in this region of the Chugach Mountains are gorgeous and everywhere. CameraNikon...

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Larkspur – Delphinium glaucum
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 24, 2020
Larkspur – Delphinium glaucum

The larkspur is a tall, single stem flowering plant that grows 3-6 ft (0.9-1.8 m) in height with spurred, purple flowers. Toxic to people and animals.

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Spruce Ballroom
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 24, 2020
Spruce Ballroom

Purchase Print Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things about Fairbanks, next to the aurora, and the mountain range to our south. Our...

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Gulkana Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 23, 2020
Gulkana Glacier

Purchase Print Along the Richardson Highway at mile 197.6 on the Richardson Highway is a little pull-off with a monument on the east side. The monument is for Wilds P....

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Gulkana Glacier Hike
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 22, 2020
Gulkana Glacier Hike

The Gulkana Glacier area has much to offer, including day-hiking, backpacking or mountaineering expeditions, or just a roadside view of the glacier.

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Moss campion – Silene acaulis
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 22, 2020
Moss campion – Silene acaulis

Moss campion is a cushion-like plant with 6-12mm (1/4-1/2 in) diameter, pink or whitish-pink 5-petal flowers, and 10 stamens.

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Grizzly Smile
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 22, 2020
Grizzly Smile

Purchase Print A brown bear takes a pause from eating soapberries in Denali National Park. The brown bears in the interior of Alaska often have a blonde coat with darker...

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