Alaska Cotton – Eriophorum
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 21, 2020
Alaska Cotton – Eriophorum

Most species are between 30-60 cm (12-24 in) tall with a drooping head of cotton that is whitish in color. The cotton fibers release in the wind to disperse seeds.

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Aurora Twister
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 21, 2020
Aurora Twister

Purchase Print A monstrous display of the northern lights over the Chena River Valley and Hills from the Angel Rocks trail. The night started out pretty slow with low aurora...

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Castner Ice
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 20, 2020
Castner Ice

Purchase Print Hoarfrost and columnar ice on the roof of a glacier cave beneath the Castner Glacier. These enormous caves form from water flowing beneath the glacier. Warmer air in...

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Castner Ice Cave
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 20, 2020
Castner Ice Cave

Cat inspects a columnar ice crystal that had fallen from the ceiling Yesterday, in an effort to avoid people amidst a growing outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Fairbanks, Cat and...

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Glacierscape
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 19, 2020
Glacierscape

Purchase Print A small, yet fast stream near the northern lateral moraine of the Black Rapids Glacier in the Alaska Range. McGinnis Peak on the right dominates the skyline in...

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Wooly lousewort – Pedicularis kanei
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 18, 2020
Woolly lousewort – Pedicularis kanei

One of the early blooming wildflowers in Alaska, this pinkish flower is frequently seen in late May or early June in the Alaska interior.

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A moose in the bushes during early morning blue light
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 18, 2020
Moose

Purchase Print I was walking on the Alaska Dog Musher's Association trails to Creamer's Field to take some sunrise photos when I heard rustling up ahead. I kept walking cautiously...

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Beautiful Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 17, 2020
Beautiful Alaska Range

Purchase Print This gorgeous view of the Alaska Range lies along the Mt. Healy Trail in Denali National Park & Preserve. It's not a far walk from the end of...

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Snowshoe Hare
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 16, 2020
Snowshoe Hare

Purchase Print I took my camera while walking the dog with Cat yesterday. There have been fox tracks all over the yard and road lately, so I wanted to get...

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Healy Overlook Trail
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 15, 2020
Healy Overlook Trail

The Healy Overlook Trail is a steep yet well-maintained, easy-to-follow, and relatively short 4.7-mile hike and offers gorgeous Alaska Range views.

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