2019 Photo Highlights

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The year 2019 was a great year for photography overall. And the best of all I had the company of my wife most of the time. My wildlife portfolio expanded extensively. We traveled and hiked many miles in Alaska, toured New Hampshire, Virginia, and New Jersey while visiting family, trekked on the Castner, Canwell, Gulkana, College, and Worthington Glaciers. Additionally, we spent seven days in Denali National Park, including a 3-day bike-packing tour and took multiple hikes in the Chena River State Recreation Area and White Mountain National Recreation Area. In the summer we vacationed the Valdez area, including a cruise out to the Columbia Glacier, and we were destroyed by Devil’s Club on the Shoup Trail. 

Winter 2019

This is a compilation of my favorite photos from 2019 in chronological order. I’ll post links to all of my photos by season starting with Winter 2019 here.

Castner Glacier Ice

Dead ice along an old moraine from the Castner Glacier in the Delta Range – Eastern Alaska Range | Buy Print

Spruce and Birch

Spruce and Birch – Mid-afternoon light hits the treetops in Fairbanks, Alaska. | Buy Print

Wickersham Dome in the White Mountains of Alaska is so windblown that the top is nearly bare of snow. We also hadn't had much snow this year, so I'm sure that's a contributing factor.

Wickersham Dome in the White Mountains of Alaska is so windblown that the top is nearly bare of snow. We also hadn’t had much snow this year, so I’m sure that’s a contributing factor | Buy Print

Snowshoe hare in Denali National Park & Preserve

Snowshoe hare in Denali National Park & Preserve | Buy Print

Winter view from the Alpine Trail in Denali National Park.

Winter view from the Alpine Trail in Denali National Park | Buy Print

Looking over some open holes in the Savage River toward Fang Mountain

Looking over some open holes in the Savage River toward Fang Mountain – Denali National Park | Buy Print

Spring 2019

Full spring 2019 gallery here

The night sky over the North Fork of the Chena River along the Angel Rocks Trail. Chena River State Recreation Area - Alaska

The night sky over the North Fork of the Chena River along the Angel Rocks Trail. Chena River State Recreation Area – Alaska | Buy Print

Great detail in ice near the Sanctuary River in Denali National Park & Preserve

Great detail in ice near the Sanctuary River in Denali National Park & Preserve. | Buy Print

A young Dall Sheep stares down two Gyr Falcons that just disturbed his grazing at Polychrome Pass in Denali National Park & Preserve

A young Dall Sheep squaring off against a couple of Gyr Falcons | Buy Print

Willow Ptarmigan in mixed plumage in Denali National Park

Willow Ptarmigan in mixed plumage | Buy Print

Grizzly bear tracks in the snow on the Canwell Glacier

Grizzly bear tracks in the snow on the Canwell Glacier, Alaska Range – Buy Print

Miller Creek in the Alaska Range at sunset

Looking over a drainage on Miller Creek at sunset | Buy Print

Rainy day at Nome Creek in the White Mountain National Recreation Area

Rainy day at Nome Creek in the White Mountain National Recreation Area | Buy Print

Looking through an ice tunnel at the Gulkana Glacier in the Alaska Range

Looking through an ice tunnel at the Gulkana Glacier in the Alaska Range | Buy Print

The Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier

The Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier | Buy Print

Golden light hits the top of the trees near Ruby Creek in the Alaska Range

Golden light hits the top of the trees near Ruby Creek in the Alaska Range | Buy Print

Mid-day sunny downpour in Fairbanks, Alaska

Mid-day sunny downpour in Fairbanks, Alaska | Buy Print

A hanging glacier on Peak 8100 and a few icefalls leading up toward Icefall Peak - From College Glacier in the Alaska Range

A hanging glacier on Peak 8100 and a few icefalls leading up toward Icefall Peak – From College Glacier in the Alaska Range | Buy Print

Rocks on the surface of College Glacier.

Rocks on the surface of College Glacier in the Hoodoo Mountains | Buy Print

Summer 2019

I didn’t know how to narrow down summer photos to approximately ten. I did my best, although I have many more favorites. Definitely check out the full Summer 2019 gallery here.

Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Alaska

Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Alaska | Buy Print

Steller sea lions in Port Valdez near the Solomon Gulch Hatchery.

Steller sea lions in Port Valdez near the Solomon Gulch Hatchery | Buy Print

Iceberg in Prince William Sound

Iceberg in Prince William Sound | Buy Print

The Columbia Glacier

Columbia Glacier | Buy Print

Sea Otters prepare to jump off an iceberg in Columbia Bay

Sea Otters prepare to jump off an iceberg in Columbia Bay | Buy Print

Looking over the Worthington Glacier in the Chugach Mountains

Looking over the Worthington Glacier in the Chugach Mountains | Buy Print

Surface stream on the Worthington Glacier in the Chugach Mountains near Thompson Pass

Surface stream on the Worthington Glacier | Buy Print

On the ascent up Thoro in Denali National Park. Red landscape with faint tendrils of green where there is vegetation from slowly melting snowpack.

On the ascent up Thoro in Denali National Park. Red landscape with faint tendrils of green where there is vegetation from slowly melting snowpack. The haze is wildfire smoke from the many fires burning in the state that summer | Buy Print

Caribou grazing in Denali National Park

Caribou grazing in Denali National Park | Buy Print

A newborn calf making its first attempt to stand - Weyers Cave, Virginia

A newborn calf making its first attempt to stand – Weyers Cave, Virginia | Buy Print

Beautiful forest canopy and floor along the Lincoln Trail - Mt. Kearsarge, New Hampshire

Beautiful forest canopy and floor along the Lincoln Trail – Mt. Kearsarge, New Hampshire | Buy Print

We stumbled on this beaver at sunset at Creamer's Field in Fairbanks. It was a busy day on the trails, he must have been waiting for it to quiet down a bit

We stumbled on this beaver at sunset at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks. It was a busy day on the trails, he must have been waiting for it to quiet down a bit | Buy Print

Aurora borealis over Fairbanks

Aurora borealis over Fairbanks | Buy Print

Spruce reflecting in another beaver pond along Rock Creek in the Chena River State Recreation Area - Granite Tors Trail

Spruce reflecting in another beaver pond along Rock Creek in the Chena River State Recreation Area – Granite Tors Trail | Buy Print

Looking over the Granite Tors through a small cave in the middle of one of the towers

Looking over the Granite Tors through a small cave in the middle of one of the towers – Chena River State Recreation Area | Buy Print

Aspen trees display their fall colors in mid-September in Fairbanks

Aspen trees display their fall colors in mid-September in Fairbanks | Buy Print

Autumn 2019

Full fall 2019 gallery here

Frost grows on a strand of grass over a frozen pond in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Frost grows on a strand of grass over a frozen pond in Fairbanks | Buy Print

Sunset over an Icy Smith Lake

Sunset over an Icy Smith Lake | Buy Print

Even at solar noon, the Sun is very low in the sky. Every moment of daylight feels like sunset.

Even at solar noon, the Sun is very low in the sky in December. Every moment of daylight feels like sunset | Buy Print

Boreal forest in twilight at 5:30 pm in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Boreal forest in twilight at 5:30 pm in Fairbanks | Buy Print

The sun set this evening at 2:43 pm. This was taken 3 minutes before the official sunset time, a few minutes after the sun dipped below the hill on the horizon.

The sun set this evening at 2:43 pm. This was taken 3 minutes before the official suset time, a few minutes after the sun dipped below the hill on the horizon | Buy Print

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