Alaska is a landscape/wildlife photographer's dream. As a kid living in the interior of this massive state I was often blown away by the spectacular vistas and rugged landscapes. My family lived just north of the Alaska Range, so we had year-round views of remote, jagged peaks covered in glaciers and hundreds of feet of snow. In the winter the snow drifts were so deep that front loaders had to shovel our yard so that the house didn’t get buried under snow. The aurora borealis was a regular treat we enjoyed late at night, lying in the snow, 20 below zero, and loving every minute. (I miss that metabolism, incidentally). In the summer my friends and I rode mountain bikes until 10 or 11 at night; we walked the Alaska Pipeline looking for moose, bear, porcupines, caribou, and anything else moving. It was the adventure of a lifetime, but it ended too soon. Unfortunately, I left Alaska after high school and haven’t (yet) moved back.
My best friend Kris still lives in Alaska and we’ve linked up a couple of times recently in Alaska. We picked up right where we left off and had some great adventures. We're already planning the next adventure, this time hoping to get some great Denali shots. In the meantime, here are some of the photos from the last two trips, along with brief stories about them. If you are interested in a photo simply click on it. Enjoy!