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The year 2019 was a great year for photography overall. And best of all I had the company of my wife most of the time. My wildlife portfolio expanded extensively. We traveled and hiked many miles in Alaska, toured New Hampshire, Virginia, and New Jersey while visiting family, trekked on the Castner, Canwell, Gulkana, College, and Worthington Glaciers. Additionally, we spent seven days in Denali National Park, including a
3-day bike-packing tour, and took multiple hikes in the Chena River State Recreation Area and White Mountain National Recreation Area. In the summer we vacationed the Valdez area, including a cruise out to the Columbia Glacier, and we were destroyed by Devil’s Club on the Shoup Trail. Winter 2019
This is a compilation of my favorite photos from 2019 in chronological order. I’ll post links to all of my photos by season starting with
Winter 2019 here. Dead ice along an old moraine from the Castner Glacier in the Delta Range – Eastern Alaska Range | Buy Print Spruce and Birch – Mid-afternoon light hits the treetops in Fairbanks, Alaska. | Buy Print Wickersham Dome in the White Mountains of Alaska is so windblown that the top is nearly bare of snow. We also hadn’t had much snow this year, so I’m sure that’s a contributing factor | Buy Print Snowshoe hare in Denali National Park & Preserve | Buy Print Winter view from the Alpine Trail in Denali National Park | Buy Print Looking over some open holes in the Savage River toward Fang Mountain – Denali National Park | Buy Print Spring 2019 Full spring 2019 gallery here The night sky over the North Fork of the Chena River along the Angel Rocks Trail. Chena River State Recreation Area – Alaska | Buy Print Great detail in ice near the Sanctuary River in Denali National Park & Preserve. | Buy Print A young Dall Sheep squaring off against a couple of Gyr Falcons | Buy Print Willow Ptarmigan in mixed plumage | Buy Print Grizzly bear tracks in the snow on the Canwell Glacier, Alaska Range – Buy Print Looking over a drainage on Miller Creek at sunset | Buy Print Rainy day at Nome Creek in the White Mountain National Recreation Area | Buy Print Looking through an ice tunnel at the Gulkana Glacier in the Alaska Range | Buy Print The Gabriel Icefall on the Gulkana Glacier | Buy Print Golden light hits the top of the trees near Ruby Creek in the Alaska Range | Buy Print Mid-day sunny downpour in Fairbanks, Alaska | Buy Print A hanging glacier on Peak 8100 and a few icefalls leading up toward Icefall Peak – From College Glacier in the Alaska Range | Buy Print Rocks on the surface of College Glacier in the Hoodoo Mountains | Buy Print Summer 2019
I didn’t know how to narrow down summer photos to approximately ten. I did my best, although I have many more favorites. Definitely check out the full
Summer 2019 gallery here. Bridal Veil Falls in Keystone Canyon near Valdez, Alaska | Buy Print Steller sea lions in Port Valdez near the Solomon Gulch Hatchery | Buy Print Sea Otters prepare to jump off an iceberg in Columbia Bay | Buy Print Looking over the Worthington Glacier in the Chugach Mountains | Buy Print Surface stream on the Worthington Glacier | Buy Print On the ascent up Thoro in Denali National Park. Red landscape with faint tendrils of green where there is vegetation from slowly melting snowpack. The haze is wildfire smoke from the many fires burning in the state that summer | Buy Print Caribou grazing in Denali National Park | Buy Print A newborn calf making its first attempt to stand – Weyers Cave, Virginia | Buy Print Beautiful forest canopy and floor along the Lincoln Trail – Mt. Kearsarge, New Hampshire | Buy Print We stumbled on this beaver at sunset at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks. It was a busy day on the trails, he must have been waiting for it to quiet down a bit | Buy Print Spruce reflecting in another beaver pond along Rock Creek in the Chena River State Recreation Area – Granite Tors Trail | Buy Print Looking over the Granite Tors through a small cave in the middle of one of the towers – Chena River State Recreation Area | Buy Print Aspen trees display their fall colors in mid-September in Fairbanks | Buy Print Autumn 2019 Full fall 2019 gallery here Frost grows on a strand of grass over a frozen pond in Fairbanks | Buy Print Even at solar noon, the Sun is very low in the sky in December. Every moment of daylight feels like sunset | Buy Print Boreal forest in twilight at 5:30 pm in Fairbanks | Buy Print The sunset this evening at 2:43 pm. This was taken 3 minutes before the official sunset time, a few minutes after the sun dipped below the hill on the horizon | Buy Print