Cypripedium guttatum spotted lady’s slipper
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 21, 2024
Cypripedium guttatum
spotted lady’s slipper

Cypripedium guttatum, commonly known as the spotted lady's slipper, is a perennial herb in the orchid family with a unique, purple-spotted, inflated flower. It is found in northwestern North America,...

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Murphy Dome Wildflowers
Posted by Lee Petersen | June 18, 2024
Murphy Dome Wildflowers

Snow arnica was exploding all over Murphy Dome I planned on hiking near Wickersham Dome on Friday, but when I checked the weather radar, it looked like rain and storms...

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A hiker on the Gulkana Glacier
Posted by Lee Petersen | September 6, 2020
Late summer day hikes around Fairbanks

Late summer day hikes around Fairbanks in 2020. Photos from the Gulkana Glacier, Nome Creek, Creamer's Field, and Angel Rocks.

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Trumpeter Swan
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 5, 2020
Trumpeter Swan

More Photos A trumpeter swan feeding in the snowmelt at Creamer's Field in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Trumpeter Swan is the largest native waterfowl in North America, the males averaging about...

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Peak Sunrise
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 2, 2020
Peak Sunrise

Purchase Print The pastels turn fiery as the Sun nears the horizon. The sunrise colors glance the bottoms of the clouds over a bog along a trail on the Alaska...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | March 1, 2020
Snowy Aurora

For a solid week, the aurora danced across the sky almost every night under a bright moon in 2015. The contrast of the bright snowy forest and the lit-up sky...

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Jupter and Venus shining over a stand of trees on snow-covered Murphy Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 21, 2020
Planetary Twilight

Jupiter and Venus shining brightly in the sky Purchase Print Back in 2012, a friend and I went out on Murphy Dome at night on skis. The temperature was -30...

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Snow covered spruce trees
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 20, 2020
Motionless

Snow-clad trees in Fairbanks, Alaska Forest Photo Gallery There's something insanely spooky about walking through the boreal forests here in the winter. All the hunched over ghosts of snow-covered, stunted...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | February 19, 2020
Twilight Aurora

Aurora in Twilight Buy This Print Watching the northern lights before it's dark is one of the most amazing experiences. The cobalt blue sky is already striking. The emerald and...

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Reflection on Ballaine Lake in Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by Lee Petersen | February 18, 2020
Ballaine Reflection

Ballaine Lake in Fairbanks, Alaska It has been a cold winter in Fairbanks this year. We haven’t had one in a few years. While I’m writing this, our outdoor thermometer...

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