Posted by Lee Petersen | February 27, 2020
Cascades and Glacier

Surreal is the word I would use to describe the Harding Icefield Trail near Seward. I haven't spent much time exploring Kenai Fjords National Park. Yet. But, I'm sure I'll...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 26, 2020
Moose

Purchase Print Before living in Fairbanks, I've only seen three moose. The first was through the trees while hiking in New Hampshire. The second was dead in that back of...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 25, 2020
The View from US Creek Road

Purchase Print One of my favorite hiking areas near Fairbanks is barely known to people outside. It's not riddled with majestic peaks or glaciers, rarely do I spot bears, there...

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auroral corona (northern lights) directly overhead
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 24, 2020
Corona

Aurora Photo Gallery The aurora borealis, otherwise known as the northern lights in the northern hemisphere, are the biggest draws for tourists in the winter here in Fairbanks. It’s understandable....

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 23, 2020
Velvet Free

Caribou are the fourth largest mammal in Denali National Park, after moose and bears (brown and black). You can usually spot them out on the tundra in small herds. Unlike...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 22, 2020
Iceberg

A lone iceberg in Prince William Sound near Glacier Island and the Columbia Glacier. For the entire day, we had blue sky and Sun. Except here. This little spot at...

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Jupter and Venus shining over a stand of trees on snow-covered Murphy Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 21, 2020
Planetary Twilight

Jupiter and Venus shining brightly in the sky Purchase Print Back in 2012, a friend and I went out on Murphy Dome at night on skis. The temperature was -30...

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Snow covered spruce trees
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 20, 2020
Motionless

Snow-clad trees in Fairbanks, Alaska Forest Photo Gallery There's something insanely spooky about walking through the boreal forests here in the winter. All the hunched over ghosts of snow-covered, stunted...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 19, 2020
Twilight Aurora

Aurora in Twilight Buy This Print Watching the northern lights before it's dark is one of the most amazing experiences. The cobalt blue sky is already striking. The emerald and...

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Reflection on Ballaine Lake in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 18, 2020
Ballaine Reflection

Ballaine Lake in Fairbanks, Alaska It has been a cold winter in Fairbanks this year. We haven’t had one in a few years. While I’m writing this, our outdoor thermometer...

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