Aurora borealis over the Granite Tors trail in Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 1, 2020
Aurora Going Strong

Aurora Going Strong - Granite Tors, Alaska Buy This Print Aurora borealis from the Granite Tors trail in the Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks. This was one of...

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The entrance of the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 30, 2020
Museum of the North

If it's your first time in Fairbanks, one stop you should make is the University of Alaska Museum of the North. If you live here, swing by when you need something...

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Aurora borealis and moon over a forest near Fairbanks Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 27, 2020
Bright Moon and Aurora Borealis

Bright Moon and Aurora Borealis Buy This Print The downside about a bright moon is that it can often drown out the northern lights. But not always. Sometimes the aurora...

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A musher sets out for a cold evening run on the Tanana River. All I can see against the setting Sun is the silhouettes of the musher with his dogs and the trees in the distance. The fog around the dogs is actually from their breath - the air was 40 below.
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 25, 2020
Cold River

Cold River Buy This Print A musher sets out for a cold evening run on the Tanana River. All I can see against the setting Sun is the silhouettes of...

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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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Little islands of moss covered forest floor appear in the snow. Spring in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 8, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Spring is Here”

We are entering the grossest season of the year here in Fairbanks. The snow is melting and what is left is no longer pristine and white. It's rather dirty and...

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Aurora Borealis spiral over a boreal forest
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 17, 2015
Photo of the Week – “Northern Lights Spiral”

"Northern Lights Spiral" -- Photo of the week ending February 7, 2015 The northern lights in a spiral, from the display on February 1st, 2015. You can read about and...

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Northern lights over forest. Fairbanks, AK
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 8, 2015
Northern Lights – February 1st, 2015

The morning of disappointing, disappearing aurora Jenn and I managed to do a bit of aurora watching in mild(er) temperatures early in the morning on February 1st. I had been...

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-40 degrees in front of the UAF sign
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 7, 2015
Cold, Ester Dome, Chena Lake, and Tors

One of my best friends, Jenn from New Hampshire just made her second visit to Fairbanks, this time braving the bitter winter temps in hopes of seeing the aurora. After...

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Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things about Fairbanks, next to the aurora, and the mountain range to our south. Our sparse boreal forests give nice open views of the sky too. I love seeing those subtle arctic blues behind the brilliant colors. Almost every morning in the winter is wonderful!
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 1, 2015
Photo of the Week — “Spruce Ballroom”

“Spruce Ballroom” — photo of the week ending January 24, 2015 [In my "Alaska Skies" album] Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things...

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