Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

North to Alaska – Summer, 2018

There’s no such thing as a cheap boat. The first nautical joke I ever heard was that boats are holes in the water into which you pour all your money. It’s taken me years to realize that it’s not actually a joke. And to “money” I’d add all your time, effort and dreams. In spite […]

Published Work – Weg Magazine, South Africa

Thanks to my good friend Fanus Weldhagen for sending over a recent copy of Weg Magazine, which used one of my underwater bear images as a two-page spread.  

Animal Planet – Finding Bigfoot Shoot

Finding Bigfoot. No. Really. Published in the New York Times Arts section, shot on assignment for The Animal Planet. Click here to read the entire article.

Alaska Airlines Magazine

From the newstands, Alaska Airlines Magazine used one of my glacier images from Alaska on a recent cover. Photographed August 2, 2010 at Dawes Glacier along Alaska’s Inside Passage using a Canon EOS-1D IV and 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens. Purchase Fine Art Print  | License Stock Image

Anchorage Daily News Feature

The Anchorage Daily News’s Sunday Arts section featured a portfolio of iceberg images along with a nice profile. I’m pretty sure I never actually said the word “Gosh” in my entire life. But it’s pretty cool to be featured by my former corporate masters. Click here for the full feature.

Katmai National Park, Alaska

There has never been a better time to be a nature photographer. In the last decade, we have witnessed a revolution in digital photo technology. Guided tours travel to wilderness areas that were once the sole province of National Geographic and BBC film crews. There has never been a worse time to make a living […]

Katmai National Park, Alaska

Underwater view of Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) swimming after spawning salmon in Katmai National Park on summer day. Photographed August 23, 2010 with Canon 1Ds III and 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens using an underwater housing and remote release. Runner-up: Underwater World at 2011 BBC Veilia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Purchase Fine Art Print […]

Hallo Bay, Alaska

I hate this part. The waiting. All the endless planning and packing and prep and schlepping mountains of crap to the edge of the continent. And now the boat is packed and ready to go, and I am filled with the gutsick certainty that I have forgotten something very, very important. I fuel up with […]

Midnight Sun, Brooks Range, Alaska

On this, the longest day of the northern year, the sun never sets at the Arctic Circle. It loops around, kissing the northern horizon and casting an otherworldly orange glow before rising again. In 1996, I drove north on Alaska’s Dalton Highway, past the Arctic Circle roadside pullout, beyond Atigun Pass in the Brooks Range […]

Frederick Sound, Alaska

The whales are talking to me. Or maybe about me. It’s hard to say. Listening in through a hydrophone dangling down into the water, I hear a trippy chorus. Equal bird chips, armpit farts and creepy satanic music. Half a hundred humpbacks have gathered in a slow motion feeding frenzy in Frederick Sound, feasting on […]

Yasha Island, Alaska

Even before the cold water started to settle around my crotch, I knew this was a bad idea. I’d been trying to photograph Steller’s Sea Lions swimming underwater for the better part of a day, and it was slow going. The novelty of a boat bobbing on its anchor a mile from their haul out […]

Freshwater Bay, Alaska

I came for the whales. I stayed for the jellyfish. There have been days when the whales have gone wandering, the sea lions scattered and the eagles elusive. But during the short Alaska summer, life abounds below the ocean surface as well. While sheltering in a small bay from the afternoon winds that turn Chatham […]

Tok, Alaska

There’s a black bear in the road up ahead. This being Alaska, I shouldn’t be all that surprised. It’s his fashion choice that’s thrown me. Firmly perched over his head sits an antique ten pound tin of Folger’s coffee, raided from some old trapper’s cabin. Any points the bear gets for style and originality come […]