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Matanuska Fall

Fall is beautiful and underrated in Alaska. Maybe because for outsiders it can be so hard to hit it just right. Fall is known for unpredictable weather and a short time frame for colorful leaves. Some years it rains during that whole window. Other years we get an Indian Summer.
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Summer Days

Everybody's Dream
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KÄ«lauea Iki Plate Rift

Normally i would assume this might be a collapsed lava tube but since this is on the crater lake surface it might be where two plates of lava collided.
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Sheridan Reflections

Melt Pools on Sheridan Glacier make you feel even more like you have left behind the rest of the world.
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Whitewater and Ice

A frothy stream carves it's own icy banks even as it's splashing freezes back on t those same banks.

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Arches National Park

A dramatic sunset in Arches National Park.
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Rainbow Bluffs

A beautiful sunset along the Cliffs of La Jolla.
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Mojave Christmas Tree

A Joshua Tree wakes up on Christmas Morning to a Snowy Surprise
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Virgin River Gorge Joshua Trees

I was lucky to catch the last rays of sunlight on these Joshua Trees before the whole valley was in shadow.
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Towards Insignificance

Several flocks of birds fly towards the massive ice cliffs of the Northwestern Glacier, until they simply disappeared .
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Sheridan Glacier 2

Clouds and Ice, two and the same.
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Crow Pass

Kona is very happy in the crisp mountain air, the soft tundra, and the icy waters of the Chugach Mountains
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Zion Bonsai Pine

A nice sunset at one of Zion's most famous hoodoos.
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Winter Lodge View

Winter Cottonwoods contrast at Zion's Lodge with shady canyon walls.
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SurrelPipeline-Dark

The Alaska Pipeline snakes across the arctic tundra looking for a route through the Brooks Range.
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Exotic Fruit

These are one of hundreds of amazing plants in the gardens at Hilo
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The Plains of South Point

On the island of Hawaii lush forests and rugged lava fields eventually give way to extensive grassy fields that extend to the southern most point on the island

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Borrego Mud Wash

This wide desert wash serves as a road that passes through Split Mountain.
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Matanuska Fall 3

Passing storms on a fall day in the Matanuska Valley
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Mt. Ahtna 2

Numerous Glacier come off the sides of Mt. Ahtna and add ice to the Nabesna Glacier.
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The Jungles of Hawaii look they way you imagine jungles looking. Once i had been to many different jungles i realized this is a trait more rare than you would think.
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High Desert Rains

Rains pass by on the edge of the Colorado Plateau.
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Snorkeling

Maree enjoys snorkeling in the tropical waters of Hawaii.
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Sci Fi Stone Wall

I don't know why but certain rock formations remind me of sci fi settings. There's one in another part of Zion that has recently earned the moniker "Center of the Universe" and we used to call some rock formations in the Henry Mountains "Future Rocks"
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Fault Rupture

A large block of rock strata sinks into the Virgin River Gorge
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Braided Fruit

Hanging flowers look like braided hair or a red spine
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Kanarraville Creek

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Sunset on Sleeping Lady

The light fades for Sleeping Lady Mountain (Mt. Susitna) on a cold winter day in Anchorage Alaska.
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Forest in the Garden

Lush forest in a tropical garden by the sea.
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Sheridan Reflections 1

Walking among the melt pools on the Sheridan Glaciers feels like walking along the edge of the world.
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Outside Hilo is an amazing botanical garden.
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Bridge Room

A hiker looks at Native American Ruins set in an idyllic landscape well chosen by it's ancient inhabitants. The "room" in this picture is a natural bridge that has the unusual feature of bending 90 degrees and ending at a waterfall.
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Las Rocas Sunset

Another nice sunset on Palenque.
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Icelandic Alaska

Iceland and Alaska look very similar in certain places.
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The Green Way

A forest path in a lush botanical garden.
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Yellow Tangs

Yellow Tangs are a common but beautiful fish in tropical waters.
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Collision Course

At this point i thought he was going to bump into me. I think he saw his reflection.
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Mongolia (Alaska)

Walking across miles of incredible tundra really makes me want a horse!
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Seat Turtle 2

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Skagway Harbor

Tourists wait in anticipation for the ferry to dock in Skagway, Alaska
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Sea Turtle

This sea turtle swam right up to me. Later i wondered if it had seen it's reflection in my lense and was looking for a fight. There were other turtles in the area and they seemed to frequently get into skirmishes.
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The Altair

Somewhere in Homer is a boat graveyard
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Sheridan Reflections 2

Bright rusty stones poke through a reflecting pool of seemingly shallow but cloudy water.
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Water and Ice

Two waterfalls cascade from high up on Mt. Muir, to the Surprise Glacier below. The Glacier pours into Harriman Fjord, a part of Prince William Sound.
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Looking Back

Due to a miscommunication during my talk with the backpackers i had aimed for the wrong notch. We came in at the low saddle along the ridge towards the right. The ridge climb wore me out so i wasn't happy about having to climb over three more knobs or rock. We did finally come back to the trail and i could see that it does indeed exist and goes down into the valley. As i thought, it goes down much too steeply and much too early.
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Snow Canyon Stream

When there is a good rain in Snow Canyon frequent visitors discover streams they never knew about.
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Yellow Tang 2

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Sheridan Glacier

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Ice Valleys 1

High up in the ice plateaus of the Wrangles is a vast network of valleys filled with ice, all merging together in this region to become the mighty Nabesna Glacier, the longest non polar valley glacier on Earth.
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Peek at Denali

The clouds part briefly offering a peak the the higher slopes and granite walls.
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Top of the World

High rolling hills near the White Mountains are characteristic of the Top of the World Highway at the most northern border crossing between the United States and Canada. I arrived 20 minutes too late, due to the sights and roughness of the dirt road, and had to spend the night next to the border. This pictures was taken on a color slide in the early 2000's.
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Slate Garden

A rugged walk along the coastline of Passage Canal offers amazing variety of lush plants, clear water and sliced rocks. And Bears.
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Tokositna Glacier

The impressive upper reaches of the Tokositna Glacier are a textbook study of lateral and medial moraines.
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Cloud Forest of Panama

Fortunately i was able to enjoy it on a sunny day.
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Snow Cave

It was hard to tell if this was a glacial remnant or a semi permanent snow field.
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Claws of the Spirits

The Inuit told their children that if they jumped to high the Aurora would reach down and chop their heads off.
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Boquete Forest

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Snowy Junipers Above Dry Canyons

A freak April snowstorm dumped about 6 inches of snow on the Islands in the Sky District while the White Terrace remained dry.
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Upper Kanarraville Falls

The upper falls has only one rope and requires climbing up a slippery log with a few awkward hand grips. You could get hurt so it's a good turning around point. Also, this point is past most of the narrows.
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Ruth Glacier

Flying across the lower reaches of the Ruth Glacier. I could have had a great time if they could have dropped me off here for some exploration.
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Ruth Tributary

This steep mountain valley makes up part of the "headwaters" of the Ruth Glacier.
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Cave Valley Hoodoo

Another notable Hoodoo in Cave Valley. Since this picture was taken it's possible this land was part of a parcel sold to a private individual, and no longer belongs to the public.
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Stone Basin

A huge stone basin full of mesmerising cross bedding and virtually free of vegetation.
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Icy Black Hole

Icicles reach down into a semi-permanent hole in the water surface.
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The Harding Icefields

The Harding Icefields are one of the most amazing places i've ever been. It's a relentless gruelling hike to get up there but when you finally come over the last hill and see that vista, you feel like have walked right into Antarctica or Greenland. This image is not even the main icefields but a small area where the Exit Glacier begins it's decent. To the right, the icefields continue for 40 miles.
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Wild Jungle Beach

An unvisited beach on a tropical island in the Chiriqui Archipelago.
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LIttle Finland

Also called Red Springs because there is a real oasis nearby, the crazy rock formations are so high in detail they are reminiscent of the coastline of Finland.
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La Verkin Valley

Storms pass down in front of Pine Mountain.
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Black and Orange Mountain

Wrangle St. Elias National Park is part of the largest protected wilderness area in North America.
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The River More Ancient than Epochs

Another one of my favorite views, of all the places i've been. The Green River, far older than the Colorado or any of these Canyons, meanders through a perfect set of curves in a vast desolate landscape called Canyonlands. Beyond the canyons the Henry Mountains remind me of where i spent so many afternoons escaping the heat of the desert and exploring old mines.
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Deep Winter Sunset

An a dark day in the dead of winter the sun sets between layers of clouds above Anchorage, Alaska.
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Mt. Wake

Base camp wasn't very pleasant so we headed east. This is the back, or west side of what i think is called Mt. Wake in the center.
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Desolate Arctic Valley

The Dalton Highway zigzags down through the northern side of the Brooks Range. There are no trees from here to the ocean.
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Northwestern Waterall 2

A vertically oriented image of the waterfall pouring out of the Northwestern Glacier.
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A Different Kind of Rainbow

A really nice display shifting from green to violet.
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The Yellow Mountains of Elias

Untouched streams flow through rarely visited canyons in the wilderness of Wrangle St. Elias.
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Circular Entrance

The entrance to the "snow" cave (it was actually ice) had a circular shape
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Double Reflection Rainbow

A rare event. The centres of reflection bows are at the same altitude as the sun - the anthelic point. This is the same distance above the horizon as the centres of normal bows are below it at the antisolar point. The normal bow and its corresponding reflection bow intersect at the horizon. Reflection bows are usually brightest when the sun is low because then its light is reflected most strongly from water surfaces. The normal and reflection bows draw closer together as the sun gets lower. The source of the reflected light is usually water behind you, i.e. sunwards. It can be in front of you but then only the base of the reflected bow will be seen.
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Granite Fins

Giant fins of granite on the side of Mt. Bradley.
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The Virginis

The Virginis. Boat graveyards are really cool but i didn't know if you were allowed to wander around or if this was like finding someones property covered in junk cars.
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Palenque Beach

An unvisited beach on a tropical island in the Chiriqui Archipelago.
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Conveyor of Mountains

These dark stripes, the lateral moraines are rubble stripped from the mountains. The rubble is thick, on the surface several dump trucks of thickness, and they usually continue well below the surface. They stretch all the way down the glacier, 35 miles from this point. All of that rock has been removed from the mountains. It's a detailed logbook of erosion. It's all right there, neatly organized, easily measured, and it's a huge sum.
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Storm Over Eagle Lake

The clouds part after a freezing rain (and snow) over Eagle Lake in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska. The sleet and hail had been so bad Fisher and i sought shelter in a ruin.
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Edge of Tundra

A glacial stream flows from the edge of a smooth ice cap retreating up a freshly exposed, rugged canyon. On the left are tundra fields, on the right virtually nothing grows.
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Mauna Kea Summit

Two hikers bravely walk from the nearby parking lot to the summit of Mauna Kea. Notice the huge summit shadow receding off into the distance.
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Springdale Winter Cliffs

Cliffs of Zion adorned with a fresh coat of snow
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Udder of Ice

Seriously, these icicles look like they should be milked. They're already dripping.
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Las Rocas Beach

Another nice sunset on Palenque. At the time of my first visit there was nothing here at all and we had to take a 25 minute boat ride back to the mainland in the dark. Now tucked just inside the jungle is a relaxing beach bar and restaurant where you can watch the sunset every day in comfort.
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Cave Valley

A fall day in Cave Valley on the Kolob Terrace
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Purple Canyon

Remote streams flow through multi colored canyon covered in tundra.
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Center of the Universe

I had been up to this cool white pass in Zion years ago, and found out that more recently a park employee, like i used to be, had also discovered it and told people it was like the "center of the universe". I agree as far as it seems to be another of those areas with a science fiction feel to it. It made me think of distant futures.
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Fonts Point

Fonts Point is Anza Borrego State Park is an amazing badlands area of formerly undersea delta sediments. It's full of fossils too.
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Timeless Mountains

The primitive forms of the arctic landscape make one feel that they have travelled far back to the time before man.
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Walrus Tundra Terrace

A very nice walk up a mountain stream between two lakes
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Ice Birds Wing

We flew over a series of ice caps with borders rectangular in nature. These icefields, several of which are visible in this picture, were recently connected.
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Flower Study 1

I like taking macro pictures, but i don't do it often enough.
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Stone Waves

Stone carved by water begins to take on the appearance of water in the form of waves on a rough sea.
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Ruth Glacier 2

Flying across the lower reaches of the Ruth Glacier. I could have had a great time if they could have dropped me off here for some exploration.
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Matanuska Reflections

I passed this pool of water on the highway more times than i can count. Finally one fall i passed by on just the right day for colorful birch to reflect in still waters. I never saw it look so nice again in the years to come.

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