Hiking and travel guide to Alaska. Mostly in the Fairbanks and interior region of Alaska, but always expanding to new areas!
Stories of adventures and living in Alaska. Science related to atmospheric optics and aurora. Photography, cooking, gear reviews, whatever I feel like.
Alaska wildflower guide with many photos and galleries of photos with identifying information, nomenclature and taxonomy, uses, and links to more references.
Tutorials on general and auorora photography. How to shoot the northern lights, how to edit photos in post-processing with a focus on FOSS software programs.
My Photography Page – Featuring wildlife, aurora borealis, landscapes, glaciers, and locations around Alaska and the US.
Reviews of camera and outdoor gear I use in the field as well as information on brands I’ve come to know and trust.
Articles on science-related topics, especially pertaining to Alaska. Things like how the aurora works and various atmospheric optics phenomena.
Latest Posts 06 18 2021 06 18 2021
Open tundra landscape of the Nome Creek valley with spruce trees
06 10 2021 06 10 2021
Fairbanks Birding Spring 2021 - Every year in April, we welcome our winged friends back to the Alaska interior. After our long, cold, dark winters, they are a sure sign that change is here.
06 06 2021 06 06 2021
2022 Wall Calendar by Lee Petersen. Alaska natural scenery including aurora borealis, glaciers, landscapes, and wildlife!
05 31 2021 06 01 2021
View over the Black Rapids Glacier in the Eastern Alaska Range | Purchase Print Introduction The Black Rapids Glacier is what is known as a surge-type glacier in a region of the Eastern Alaska Range...
05 01 2021 05 01 2021
The Alaska Photo-Geocache is meant to be a fun, photo-sharing page about exploring Alaska. It's kind of like geocaching, but with your photos instead. The idea is: 1. I post a photo with some, but...
05 01 2021 05 18 2021
Review: Nikon D780 - The Nikon D780 is perhaps the best DSLR I have ever shot with. Its low-light capability is phenomenal for a camera in this class. The autofocus is accurate and incredibly fast....
04 28 2021 04 28 2021
Photography equipment is expensive. In case you didn't know. Like, really expensive. I don't personally own top-of-the-line gear, at least not much. When I do buy good gear, it's almost never new.
04 25 2021 05 22 2021
On April 25, 2021 I hiked out to watch the northern lights from Angel Rocks. It turned out to be one of the best displays I've seen in ten years!
04 22 2021 05 22 2021
Midnight view through the forest on April 22, 2021 There are only two more days before the darkest it gets in Fairbanks is nautical twilight, when only the brightest stars are visible and the Sun...
04 18 2021 05 25 2021
Last night may have been the best aurora displays I've seen in years. And it was persistent. When I first walked out there was a bright band in the southern sky. About 10 minutes later...
04 17 2021 04 17 2021
April 16, 2021. In Fairbanks, we have to say goodbye to the aurora in April. We’ve already begun the time when the Sun dips no more than 18 degrees below the horizon at night (astronomical...
04 05 2021 05 18 2021
It wasn't easy to decide to post route info and GPS data from my trips in Denali National Park. The National Park Service asks specifically not to share GPS tracks socially. It's probably the only...
03 14 2021 03 14 2021
Aurora Borealis Blog The fast solar wind stream from a southern coronal hole continues, and we continue to benefit from its impact on Earth's magnetic field! Aurora emerging over the trees | Purchase Print The...
03 13 2021 03 13 2021
Aurora over Fairbanks | Purchase Print Earth has entered a fast solar wind stream from a coronal hole sparking some nice northern lights last night! After a spike in plasma density about a day ago,...
03 05 2021 05 05 2021
Today I launched an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds for this website.
02 21 2021 02 21 2021
Aurora borealis displays February 19-21 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Geomagnetic storms sparked from a fast solar wind from a coronal hole have provided us with great northern lights!
02 02 2021 02 02 2021
Auroral band behind the trees | Purchase Print We've had some wonderful winter sights, and a handful of light shows so far this winter. This is my 11th full winter in Fairbanks, marking a full...
01 11 2021 01 11 2021
Project 365: I'm taking a photo a day throughout 2021.