Golden light hits the top of the trees near Ruby Creek in the Alaska Range
Posted by lwpetersen | 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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Posted by lwpetersen | December 29, 2019
Biking the Park Road

Three day bike tour in Denali National Park before the tourist season opens. Dall sheep, grizzly bears, and ptarmigan were spotted among other animals along with some beautiful vistas.

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Night Sky over the Chena River along the Angel Rocks Trail.
Posted by lwpetersen | March 27, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Night Sky over the Chena”

On March 20th there was a coronal mass ejection resulting from a solar flare. It was thought that it was partially earth-directed and that it may result in a G2...

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Cat tries to tie her hat at Granite Tors
Posted by lwpetersen | March 22, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Tors in Winter”

"Tors in Winter" Photo of the week ending March 17, 2019 This week's photo of the week is of Cat trying to tie her hat on tight with mittens on...

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Glacier Calving. Splashback from a chunk of the Columbia Glacier breaking off into Columbia Bay.
Posted by lwpetersen | August 11, 2018
Columbia Glacier Calving

Tidewater glacier calving is an extremely powerful event that everyone should get a chance to witness. If you haven't ever seen this, it's time to hop on a plane to...

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Watching the first sunrise of 2018 from Ester Dome. Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 3, 2018
Welcome 2018

I'm not big on New Year's resolutions, but I'm still resolving to write more and take more photos in 2018. I've been occupied with work the last couple years and...

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Aurora at Angel Rocks
Posted by lwpetersen | February 2, 2017
Yikes . . . Has it really been this long?! Spring in Alaska

It sure doesn't feel like it, but it's been over a year since I've published a blog-post. I've still been writing, editing, and updating, but not publishing new things. I've...

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Aurora borealis over a moonlit and snow-covered boreal forest in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 4, 2015
Aurora borealis and a full moon

Sitting at the computer last night, I had given up any hope that we'd have any good aurora this weekend, so I started writing a trip plan for 2015. I...

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Either an immature male or female pine grosbeak
Posted by lwpetersen | December 28, 2014
Pine Grosbeak

This is the first year we've had pine grosbeaks regularly at the feeder, sometimes up to 6 at a time. It's been at least 8 days in a row now,...

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Low auroral band and the big dipper over rock outcropping and spruce.
Posted by lwpetersen | December 27, 2014
Photo of the Week — “Big Dipper and Aurora”

The big dipper and north star is the subject of the Flag of Alaska (designed by 13 year old Benny Benson in 1927, when Alaska was still a territory). I...

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