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Aurora Borealis – November 28-29, 2022
Aurora Borealis – November 28-29, 2022

Aurora Borealis - November 28-29, 2022 from Fairbanks, Alaska. Photos, stories, and potential up-coming northern lights on my aurora blog.

Stream on the Canwell Glacier
Spring and Summer Updates 2022

Some spring and summer updates for 2022. Hiking photos and video from Granite Tors, the Canwell Glacier, McManus Mountain and more.

2023 Wall Calendar

My 2023 Wall Calendar is ready for order. Photos of wildlife, aurora borealis, landscape, and glaciers. All photos were taken by Fairbanks local photographer Lee Petersen.

Snowy Spring Hikes and More
Snowy Spring Hikes and More

Photos and stories from some snowy spring hikes, bouldering, and birding around Fairbanks, Alaska. Backpacking at Granite Tors, hiking Angel Rocks, climbing at the Tatlanika Boulders and more.

Hello World – Vlog Edition

That's right! I'm joining every other man, woman, child, and their mothers in starting a video blog. My plan is for it to mostly be about photography, hiking, backpacking, outdoor adventuring with camera gear

Spring Things
Spring Things

It's been a while since I've written a plain old blog post. I'm primarily working on my Alaska Wildflower Guide, so there's lots of new stuff there. Not much else. I've been pretty dull. Seriously...

Getting Started With Snowflake Macro Photography
Getting Started With Snowflake Macro Photography

My somewhat frustrating process of snowflake macro photography. Difficult but gorgeous snowflake photos from Fairbanks, Alaska.

2021 Photo Highlights
2021 Photo Highlights

A small collection of my 2021 photo highlights from Alaska. Lot's of wildlife, glaciers and glacier caves, and gorgeous landscapes!

Early November Light
Early November Light

I'm always amazed at how fast the seasons change here in Fairbanks. Not just the weather but the daylight. It didn't even get fully dark at night three months ago. Today, there are only 6...

Surgery, Cascades, Frost, and Bubbles
Surgery, Cascades, Frost, and Bubbles

An update on Cat's ankle surgery in Anchorage, some cascades photos from Falls Creek, and ice bubbles and hoarfrost on Smith Lake in Fairbanks.

Aurora Borealis – October 11, 2021
Aurora Borealis – October 11, 2021

Aurora dancing in the night sky on October 11, 2021 - Fairbanks, Alaska | Purchase Print On October 9, 2021, a coronal mass ejection (CME) from an associated M1 solar flare burst free from the...

Quick Trip to Anchorage
Quick Trip to Anchorage

Photos from a trip to Anchorage from Fairbanks. A quick visit during a trip to meet with a surgeon. Stops at Byers Lake, McHugh Creek, and Thunderbird Falls.

Denali View South
Denali View South

Denali View South - my photo of the week ending September 19, 2021. Taken along the Parks Highway driving from Fairbanks to Anchorage, just ahead of a little late-summer snowstorm.

Autumn in the White Mountains
Autumn in the White Mountains

Autumn in the White Mountains - Photo of the Week ending September 12, 2021. Fall landscape near Nome Creek, Alaska.

Faint aurora glow in the northern sky from Fairbanks, Alaska
Aurora and STEVE – September 12, 2021

A few photos of a faint aurora and STEVE from Fairbanks, Alaska from the early morning of September 12, 2021.

Wrapping up the 2021 wildflower season
2021 Wildflower Season

As I'm wrapping up photos and info from the 2021 wildflower season, I wanted to write a post on the work that goes into my Alaska Wildflower Guide and some hopes for the future.

New Season of Aurora Borealis – September 1, 2021
New Season of Aurora Borealis – September 1, 2021

Aurora borealis on September 1, 2021 from Fairbanks, Alaska. In my aurora blog and my photo of the week ending September 5, 2021.

Ice Amphitheater – Photo of the Week
Ice Amphitheater – Photo of the Week

Ice amphitheater - my Photo of the week ending August 28, 2021. A tall room in a glacier cave in the Canwell Glacier moraine - Eastern Alaska Range