The view from the ridge just south of Wickersham Dome. Rain can be seen falling in the valley over the winding Elliott Highway far below while the hillside is showing signs of green-up. Bright sunlight filters in through the dark clouds, illuminating some of the surrounding landscape.
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 19, 2024
Some photos from home and from Wickersham Dome

Yesterday was a fantastic day of hiking and photography in Alaska. I updated a wildflower guide, captured a black-capped chickadee collecting nest material, and hiked Wickersham Dome, unexpectedly meeting an...

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Small Things, Spring Things, and Broken Things
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 17, 2024
Small Things, Spring Things, and Broken Things

Appreciating small things through macro photography with lots of images from spring in Fairbanks, Alaska, and some comparison from DSLR and smartphone photos.

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 16, 2024
Spring Bouldering and Other Climbing Stuff

I climb a thing while my spotters laugh at me, and Cat takes a picture Last weekend, I enjoyed some quality time climbing and bouldering with friends at Tr'at'egheth No'...

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Willow Macros – Getting Closer
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 26, 2024
Willow Macros – Getting Closer

A male willow catkins with red anthers on white filaments, starting to open to reveal pollen | Prints and Wall Art Last May, I devoted considerable time to photographing the...

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More Wildflowers and Online Guide Updates
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 8, 2024
More Wildflowers and Online Guide Updates

As spring approaches, I'm focusing on enhancing my Alaska Wildflower Guide with updates and new articles. This post details my upcoming plans to refine guide articles for better identification and...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | March 24, 2024
March 24, 2024 – Keeping a Watchful Eye on the Aurora

The next couple of nights might be good times to watch the sky. On March 23, a strong X1.1 flare from 2 sunspots released an associated coronal mass ejection (CME)...

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Back to Ice Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 4, 2024
Back to Ice Alaska

A bit of info on the 2024 Ice Alaska and World Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks, Alaska. This post provides insights into the event's venue changes over the years and...

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2023 Photo Highlights
Posted by Lee Petersen | January 13, 2024
2023 Photo Highlights

Explore the stunning '2023 Photo Highlights' from Alaska's captivating landscapes. This blog post presents a curated selection of breathtaking photography, offering glimpses into the diverse and awe-inspiring natural world of...

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Frosty Fairbanks
Posted by Lee Petersen | December 4, 2023
Frosty Fairbanks

Explore frost and ice crystals captured through macro photography in Fairbanks, Alaska. This post discusses the conditions leading to unique frost formations and details my photographic process using a Nikon...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | August 26, 2023
Gakona Glacier – Hike Info and August 2023 Trip Report

Trip report from my 3-day backpacking trip to the Gakona Glacier in the Alaska Range. Lots of photos, including some historical, a bit of route information, and a very interesting...

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