Ice Crystals in R-Channels
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 30, 2020
Ice Crystals in R-Channels

Purchase Print Here's another view of the enormous ice crystals and hoarfrost on the ceiling of a glacier cave in the Castner Glacier. This cave is an example of a...

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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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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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Hello Otter
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 11, 2020
Hello Otter

Purchase Print A sea otter watches us in Valdez Harbor. These guys are so curious, playful, and absolutely adorable! The largest member of the weasel family, the sea otter is...

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Supraglacial stream in the Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 20, 2020
Canwell Glacier and Rainbow Basin – Hiking Guide

The Canwell Glacier is an approximately 10-mile long valley glacier on the south side of the Delta Mountains in the Eastern Alaska Range. It is reasonably easy to access the...

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Parhelia, or sun dogs in the sky over a snowy forest in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 2, 2020
Parhelia

Parhelia - Fairbanks, Alaska Buy This Print There was strong parhelia and sun pillar while driving home from the Yukon Quest start yesterday. This photo was taken at 1:40 pm, very close...

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Michelle Phillips dog team starting the 2020 Yukon Quest in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 1, 2020
Yukon Quest 2020

This morning 15 dog mushers began their 1000-mile journey on the 2020 Yukon Quest. We watched them all off on their way to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory just as they left...

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Golden light hits the top of the trees near Ruby Creek in the Alaska Range
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 17, 2020
2019 Photo Highlights

Forty of my favorite photos from 2019. Landscapes and wildlife from glaciers in the Alaska Range and Chugach Mountains, Denali National Park, and more!

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Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 14, 2020
Birds (and more) at Pelican Island

The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is roughly 5400 acres of protected water and land. Located near Sebastian, Florida, the refuge is a beautiful conservation site in an otherwise sprawling...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch on January 6, 2020
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 7, 2020
SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

For a few seconds, it looked like the Sun was rising over the river. Standing almost 45 miles away the sky and water were completely lit up. We watched the...

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