Posted by Lee Petersen | June 26, 2020
Water and Ice

Water and ice seem to possess a never-ending range of color and texture. This project involves capturing images of the detail, complexity, and range of color of water and ice.

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hiking in nome creek
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 19, 2020
Alaska Spring 2020 – Hiking in the Year of COVID-19

I don't need to say that the spring of 2020 has been . . . interesting. For everyone. Here in Fairbanks, we finished off one of the coldest winters since...

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Light Pillars
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 29, 2020
Light Pillars

A light pillar display over Fairbanks on a very cold January evening in Fairbanks, Alaska. This photo was taken from the University of Alaska near the Geophysical Institute. Typically the...

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

Photos and brief description of ice crystal growth in an R-channel, or Röthlisberger style subglacial channel in winter - Castner Glacier - Alaska Range

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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

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 one of...

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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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