What appears to be a second moon is a reflection from the window through which I took the picture. It made for a really neat effect!
Capture this really cool image on the way home!
4th Avenue Theater
The theater survive the Great 1964 Earthquake and stands as a landmark in downtown Anchorage
We Sure Do!
In this new year let us remember the troops that foster and protect our freedoms!
Cup of Snow?
Snowman have been spotted around various coffee shops pushing the outer of edge of fire versus ice.
Check Point 1
The Iditarod the last great race starts in Anchorage and stops first in Eagle River before it heads out to Wasilla and then across the heart of Alaska to Nome!.
The moon crested over the mountain creating a really neat experience.
Eagle River has a very large Eagle population at this time. Last week I saw as many as 31 Eagles in one area! Really Cool!!!
Temperatures have average around 7F, yet these magnificent creatures seem to weather the cold well. I never tried of looking at these amazing birds as you can tell!
Temperatures today 3F and trees reflect a winter wonderland!
Eagles can be found daily!
Snow has fallen over the past two days, more is predicted this weekend! Oh the thermometer reads 1F, a regular heat wave!
Out of The Fog Appeared...
I was out photographing natural ice curtains on the old Seward Highway, when to my surprise rounding the bend was the Alaska Railroad, Wow, What a great shot!
Curtains of Ice
With colder temperatures the ice curtains drape over the cliffs of the Old Seward Highway. Soon these cliffs will beckon Ice Climbers! Double Click Ice Curtains to see different angles!
These trees shimmer as their lights reflect the heavy snow that has blanked the area!
One the great things about Alaska is that you only minutes away from it all!
The Raven, a beautiful black bird plays an important part in Alaska Native folklore. The raven often plays tricks on things and people to get his way!
This view of Anchorage was taking from West Anchorage. What appears to be a field in the foreground is actually a frozen lake! Temperatures are expected to drop to -20F!
Walrus abound in the waters off the coast of Alaska. These guys are apart of a greater mural located in downtown Anchorage.
Give Me Your....
W-2's? I guess its that time again.
-10 F! and still going strong!
Winter time is hard on Moose who have to forged through ice and snow to find food.
Seems like someone has been watching "Anchorman" a little to much lately.
Land of the Thunderbirds
East is a great school that is full of wonderful students and staff! East is the largest high school in the state and boost more than 100 spoken languages!
As I continue to study and photograph our local Eagles I am beginning to find patterns of friends and territorial perches.
I was working on school work early the other morning and my wife Dori told me checkout the pink sunrise, thanks love for the excellent picture.
Life in a Snow Globe
Snow showers became downburst at times reminding me of a well shook Snow Globe you see at Christmas.
Mother and Son
Mom teaches her son the fine art of winter grazing. The calf appears to be two years old I was told. Mostly likely by spring this calf will take his place in the world.
Snowball Fight Anyone?
This Raven seems to be taking on all challengers!
Happy Valentines Day!
This Eagle is waiting for his Valentine to fly in.
What an incredible way to start the day!
The Fur Rondy has returned to Anchorage along with Snow and Ice Sculptures. I will be out imaging this really cool event, stay tune for the up coming photos!
Snow carvers are hard at work creating wonderful snow sculptures sponsored by GCI as a part of the Fur Rondy festivities! This snow tooth seems to have a Ice Cavity!
More Images: Snow Sculptors at Work!
Twilight of Extinction
Triceratops reappears after 65 million years but only briefly with temperatures around 43F she quickly fades with the day, only nightfall prolongs her stay!
Furs trapped in Alaska provide and excellent source of substance life style which many Alaskans treasure.
Even with slightly less than desirable temperatures the ice show carried on! Double Click: Ice Sculptures to see The Ice Show 2006!
Actually not! What appears to be a tree top landing is actually an optical illusion. The plane landed safely at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Which has internationally rank as the number 2 airport in the world!
This Red Tail Squirrel guards the bird feeder at the Eagle River Nature Trail.
A bear and a Moose are out and about. The snow sculptures were wonderful but short lived as unexpected temperatures were over the area. Temperatures have return to their normal level at 5F!
See Snow Sculptures 2006
In The Lane
This disker appears to be on target. Winter sports are really great here in Alaska!
The Last Great Race 2006
The Iditarod has kick off and is full swing from Anchorage across the heart of Alaska to Nome! Billed as The Last Great Race on Earth it truly is!
See: Race Start Photos
Iditarod is Underway
The Iditarod began its restart as they call it from Willow Alaska. Eighty-four Musher's will cross 1049 miles of wilderness to Nome where they will finish!
The First Mile
Thousands line the first mile to wish the musher's and their teams God's Speed, as they enter the great wilderness beyond!
The Iditarod is more than just a race it is a bond between the Musher and the team!
Zero to Extreme in One Second!
Both the Team and the Musher's sprit soar as they leave on the adventure of a lifetime! Race Update: The racers are more than halfway through the race!
The Long Run
Both Team and Musher eagerly forge ahead for the adventure of a lifetime.
Alaska is truly a land of adventure.
This eagle turn out to be a camera ham fluffing is feathers for the camera.
This glacial valley has slumbered under ice and snow for the pass six months and awaits the arrival of spring. The glacier can be seen on the mountain to the far left.
With spring approaching these skiers continue to ski as snow continues to blanket the ground a while longer.
Eye in the Sky
Alaska has a great military present protecting both North America and its natural resources. Thanks for all you do!
Moose House of Horror
Moose check in but they don't check out!
Enjoy Unless Your a Moose!
Spring has arrived with temperatures between 33 F to 42 F lately. The recent rise in temperatures have begun to break up the ice packs along the Cook Inlet.
Clear skies and spectacular sunsets have been the trend of the week so far.
Canyon of Ice
With the tide out the pack ice rest on the bottom of the Cook Inlet creating canyons.
Vertical Take Off
This helicopter gave the local residents a great show, as it lifted off next to the local fire station. Double Click the hyperlink to see: Pre Flight Check
The Mountains surrounding the Anchorage area are always breath taking reminder of God's wondrous creation!
What appears to mountain shape clouds are actually mountains rising high above the surrounding area.
Eagles are constantly on watch for an opportunity.
This huge tree knot is a fungus which grows on the side of the tree. The tree is unharmed by this particular growth.
High flying clouds move over the mountain tops in the Eagle River area. Winter still holds on as we continue with springtime.
No Greater Love...
can express this Good Friday and the Resurrection, God's perfect gift giving hope to mankind.
I can Read...
I took a picture of this baby moose on Easter Sunday and he stop for the sign on the bike trail isn't that cool!
East High Thunderbird stain glass mascot is truly a work of art!
Gotta Love It!
Spring and snow still falls!
My daughter and put the Jeep to a test and climb an incredible steep slope road for this image.
Refusing to Yield
Once again two more inches of snow! Winter refuses to yield to Spring. The commute was slow but wondrous! The snow had melted by the time for the drive home.
A quiet morning with a beautiful Sun lit cloud.
The dog is giving this car quite a workout. (Please note the car is moving at the dog's pace and the dog is not being harmed in anyway)
The snow covered mountains around Anchorage testify to the awesome power of nature.
Ready to Soar
I imaged this eagle a while back. Eagles have gone to their hunting grounds, although a few still can be seen regularly along the Glenn Highway Soaring near Eagle River.
Yesterday was the city wide clean up event. People of all ages turned out in force and cleaned up the highways and by ways of Anchorage to Eagle River and Beyond. All of us here give them great thanks the place looks great due to their efforts!
After a long hard morning this moose enjoys a mid-day nap!
Art is found throughout the City of Anchorage. It makes living here a very wonder place.
Bird point is an excellent stop along the Old Seward Highway. Beluga Whales can be found feeding along the tidal bore!
The observation house at Bird Point has quite a view on the world!
Summer and Winter seen in one moments' time! Happy Memorial Day take time to remember those who serve our nation to insure our freedoms!
This valley lies high above the city of Anchorage at the base of Flat Top Mountain with breath taking views of city and the Cook Inlet to snow cover mountains towards the interior.
Face to Face
This two year old female Moose and I come face to face. The Moose hung around for about forty minutes before heading what a incredible experience!
Get The Point!
We spotted this guy just outside the Eagle River Nature Center. He gave us quite a show!
Waiting for the Bus
With gas prices at a all time high seems like everyone is moving to mass transit. Anchorage Mass Transit System is second to none. Thanks for all you do!
I was out hiking the other day at Flat Top Mountain when I spotted these beautiful Mountain Avens at my feet. Sometimes one can get caught up in the majestic scenery around themselves and over look the beauty at one's own feet!
This Moose was checking me out between grazing on the foliage along the road to the Eagle River Nature Center.
We should always remember those who gave themselves and those presently serve for our freedoms. At a recent retirement I heard a incredible quote "if you can read and write thank a teacher, if you can read and write in English thank a solder." Those words are all so true. This memorial is located in downtown Anchorage come by and remember.
Summer in Alaska means many things like wildflowers, wildlife and yes summer ice. Alaska host many climates year around which makes living here so very special!
Clear for Takeoff
These Kayakers enjoy the landing and takeoff strip of the dozen sea planes that share the waters.
Do Not Disturb!
Some things were just meant to be left alone! I pictured this Brown Bear at the Alaska Zoo. The Alaska Zoo in Anchorage provides a wonderful home for the animals under their care. Come and visit the animals at the Zoo!
I was out and about early this morning when I took a road I had not travel before came upon this serene lake.
I image this moose on the edge of a pond ready for its bath along the Eagle River Road towards the Eagle River Nature Center.
A future Wildlife Veterinarian Dentist checks her patient for cavities Say Ah!
Anchorage downtown market was a great success, stores such as this offered a wide variety of goods to both tourist and locals alike!
Often the arch enemy of many lawns the Dandelion is actually quite a beautiful flower in bloom.
Even Moose have to cross the road sometimes. Lets give them a break!. Your car will thank you so will the Moose!
Traveling in Style
Horse drawn carriages can be found taking both tourist and locals alike around downtown Anchorage in the style of the distant past!
A mother Moose and her twin calves take to flight for safety in nearby woods as too many well-wishers intrude on their water break.
Happy 230th Birthday America!
Old Glory flies high above the surrounding area at 3000 feet in Hatcher's Pass. Lets us take time this independence day to cherish our freedoms remember those who gave and those who still give this precious gift so we might be free. We thank-you!
Alaskan Canine Hero
Balto the lead sled dog help deliver the serum for the diphtheria outbreak in Nome Alaska in 1925 saving lives of many!
The Little Susitna a glacial fed river rages on at the bottom of Hatcher's Pass.
Palmer is an area of Alaska that is noted for its agriculture and flowers.
These flowers act as ground cover high above at Hatcher's Pass.
Here are the twins together that I feature on an early picture of the day a few days back..
Rhythm of The Street
Latin Music and dance filled the air this past weekend as residents of Anchorage celebrated under the Sun.
More Latin Festival 2006 Images
On Guard Sir Mouse!
The Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River was really a great time for all. There were games, rides, food and contests of skill. Stay tune for more pictures of Bear Paw 2006 in the up coming days!
Characters abound at the Bear Paw Festival making the festival a mixture of the past and present. All the characters did a great job and added to the success of the festival.
See Bear Paw Festival Images
The Anchorage Visitor Center located on 4th Avenue is a great place to start exploring Alaska. Filled with a treasure of information this environmentally friendly structure serve all who enter.
The Bear and The Raven
Anchorage is covered with art work that reflects the original inhabitants mythical legends.
Read Bear and Raven Story
Yesterday's Sunrise at 4:30 AM had quite a beginning. It was the first Sunrise in months.
Sled Dogs Honored
The famous Sled Dog Statue is located on 4th Avenue. Honoring the dogs and their musher's who have given so much. Through their contributions they given an image of adventure in the minds of those who think of the America's Frontier. News Flash a large earthquake just struck at 5:17 AM as I published this picture the house really shook for 15 seconds but no apparent damage!
Alaska Seafood Tradition
Alaska is not only famous for salmon but for it's King Crab, which is consider the best crab in the world. Restaurants such as this one cater this tradition.
Snow Made Water Fall
Snow water falls can been everywhere in South Central Alaska. This one is located above 3300' in the Hatcher's Pass Area. I will be on assignment for a couple of days.
Reaching For The Aurora
Sounding Rockets such as these at Poker Flats Research Launch Facilities reach high into Earth's Aurora to unlock her mysteries. I am still on assignment can will be sending back more incredible photos of the Cape Kennedy of the North!
The Mightily One
Denali as it is called by Alaskan Natives is seen here from 36,000 ft. Mt McKinley has it is also known is 20,380 ft tall making it the highest peak in North America.
It's been raining here and rain is forecasted for the next couple of days. So we decided to head out to the nature center on Eagle River Road and guess what cross our path. What a great sight to brighten a rainy day!
Well guess what the forecast continues to be, rain! This wild mushroom has its on solution to the constant rainfall, it's own umbrella! When dealing with wild mushrooms, please look only, many are deadly!
Enjoy at a Distance!
Reaching For The Stars
Another Successful test launch of our rockets we built for the space physics class I just returned from at UAF in Fairbanks.
Heading for Cover
Rain still pours down and is expected for the next couple of days. This Bull Moose heads for the cover of the forest to escape the down pour.
Rain is still falling and the mountains are covered in a vale of clouds. Yesterday the clouds lifted for a short while and revealed that winter's wonderland is fast approaching.
International Arctic Research Center is the world's leading place for arctic studies. IARC is located on the grounds of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. One of IARC's missions is the study of Auroras.
Signs of Winter
Flowers are seeding readying themselves for their long rest until next spring. The days are rapidly growing shorter now all good indicators of winters approach!
The family and I took a day trip out the other day and explored Thunderbird Falls. The hike was short about 2 miles round trip but worth it!
Actually not! The number represents the 100th year anniversary of the farm at the University of Alaska Fairbanks I am told! Pretty cool!
Fire Among the Clouds
Mt. Redoubt apart of Alaska's active chain of Strato-Volcanoes (Composite Type) sleeps restlessly among the clouds.
Wide sandy beaches abound at the city of Kenai located on the Kenai Peninsula.
A Class Act
Ted Sadler with the Sponge Bob Tie is "The Mattress Ranch Guy." Ted takes on Cystic Fibrosis at the state fair and throughout the year. Ted is a class act support his cause! We need to find a cure!
This pumpkin won this years' Alaska State Fair largest vegetable at 1019 Pounds that's a lot of pies!
I ran across this stand of mushrooms along a trail. Remember wild mushrooms should only be enjoyed from a distant as they are often very poisonous!
We shall never forget the events of 9/11! Take time to remember all those who lost their lives for freedom you enjoy today! God Bless America!
Moon Over Hatcher's Pass
Hatcher's pass this past weekend was great! The autumn colors are in full view. I caught a glimpse of the moon rising above the pass it was incredible!
An Alaska Tradition
The state fair took place couple of weeks ago and it was a great time. Its an Alaskan tradition that should be experienced.
Alaska is only weeks away from her long winters nap. The trees burst forth in a array of colors marking the turn of the season!
This praying mountain is located at Hatcher's Pass behind the main lodge. The praying man intensifies as the sun sets it's really cool!
Fall colors are at their best, as nature paints the landscape in a variety of colors!
Land of The Giants
When you think of Alaska what comes to mind? Ice, Snow, Wildlife! Alaska is also the land of giant produce! Our volcanic soil and long summer days makes Alaska one of the greatest places to grow vegetables!
This young moose nearly risked it all trying to cross the Glenn Highway during Saturday rush hour. After several fail attempts the moose opted to use the moose gate and go under the highway via ship creek. Hats off to those motorist who slow to give the moose an opportunity. For those that didn't remember, slow down next time, both the moose and your car and maybe your insurance and love ones will thank you!
Against All Odds
Salmon are perhaps one of the greatest migration adventure stories ever told. Salmon return to the stream where they are born after spending seven years at sea. The return trip is full of many hazards such as fishers, bears, eagles and waterfalls. Many make the return journey but few arrive. They spawn thousands of eggs for the next generation who begin their seven year journey the following spring!
Winter's at Hand
Termination dust covers the mountains marking the turn of the season!
A Saucer shape cloud hovers in front of a snow line ridge as the termination dust continues down the mountain marking the start of winter.
Last Minute Travelers
Seeds are posed for flight to find a safe haven before winter.
Alaska is blessed with many hiking trails and unforgettable scenery!
The Peak is over and winter is but a week or two away. Snow continues to move down the mountains!
Progressing Snow Line
The snow line continues down this mountain side in the Matanuska Valley outside of Anchorage. Weather yesterday was rainy and windy. Winds are expected to reach 80 mph today on some of the mountains!
Winter's Wonderland is on the way!
Alpine Ground Cover
Alpine Meadows appear to be grassy at first but a closer inspection reveals a world of many diverse and complex plants and organisms.
Pure and Simple
I never tried of seeing the pristine Little Susitna water way.
I image this huge glacier in the distance from Hatcher's Pass.
Overcast Skies produced this Watery Sun effect. Snow is expected for Saturday!
Clouds continue to drape the mountainsides as snow is predicted for later tonight!
Golly Jeepers Batman...
where's the wheels?!! This train must have been park in a bad location. Actually not, the train is apart of a project for a restaurant that has been put on hold, I hope for not long the pilings look a little stressed! Lets hope there aren't any strong winds soon!
Signs of Winter
Sleeping flowers cover the area as Winter begins! It's snowing as I published this image!
Snow fell over the area yesterday and snowed lightly all day.
The other day the sunset was a brilliant orange. Snow cover across the area is about 4 to 5 inches. Winter is here!
await trick-or- treaters as they trek through the snow in search of treats!
Another look at an awesome experience!
Lake Hood lies frozen in the background strands this sea plane in place for the winter.
Sub Zero Snow
With temperatures at -10 F and below snow freezes and crystallizes and creates beautiful ice formations.
Clear Skies Ahead
Skies remain clear as temperatures barely make into the teens. Overnight lows remain as cold as -10 F! Even cold temperatures don't deter private planes such as this one taxiing down a frozen road to the runway!
A Time to Remember...
Veteran's Day is a special time to remember all those who have served and still serve to protect the freedoms we enjoy today! Thank-you for all you have done and God Bless You!
Never Forget Those Who Have Served and Still Serve!
After months of absents, I spotted five Eagles today as they return to winter over at Eagle River! What a breath taking sight!
246 Frosted Berries
Temperatures are dropping to -35 F with the wind chills for overnight lows for the next few days be really careful! Dress warmly as these temperatures are very dangerous to anyone who is not properly dressed!
Temperatures remain extremely cold overnight lows remain -20 F to -35! Rivers and streams appear to be frozen in place but don't venture out onto the ice until they have been judged safe!
This eagle takes great interest in watching me as I set up for the photo. Temperatures remain cold reaching only into the low teens for the highs!
Two Skaters and a Dog
Potters Marsh, a wild life area is home to many birds and wetlands species. During the winter when the marsh is frozen solid and sleeps, the marsh is turn into a natural skating arena. A perfect balance of appreciation and use between man and nature.
Thanksgiving eh? Lets see what I can find. Fish, Rodents, wait what about that guy with the camera, mmh...choices....choices. Enjoy time with your family and remember love ones! Also give thanks for what you have and give to those in need! The choice is truly simple!
Have Itch will Scratch
Ah..., food, friends and a branch it doesn't get any better than this!
Eagles abound in Eagle River. I have done a recent count of at least 41 different individuals so far! They always put on a great display!
A majestic mountain rises above a sea of clouds!
Limited Daylight Approaches
Alaska is fast approaching its shortest daylight. Areas of Alaska North of the Arctic Circle are now in darkness until mid January. Days in Anchorage are around 4 hours long but will decrease to two hours of daylight by late December.
I went in search of a old friend and found him crossing the street. This moose and I have crossed paths many times before. Once he even charged at me, although I don't blame him for it. Someone approached him to closely while I was photographing him and scared him. I am glad to see he is doing well.
Sledding Alaska Style
Have snow will glide! Snow blankets the area and traveling in old fashion style is the order of the day!
Snow Day What's That?
In the lower 48, snow brings time off for students! Snow is a way of life for us and rarely do we have snow days for school! Instead we incorporate snow into our school life!
Cupid's Promotional Tour
To delight of many children, Santa's Reindeer recently visited Ravenwood Elementary on their way to the North Pole!
Dinner to Go
This Eagle is poised for takeoff with dinner to go!
I never tried of photographing these wonder birds as you can tell! They are truly one of God's wonderful creations!
Step aside godzilla, here comes Eagzilla!
Mass Transit Incentive
Looks like the local Carrs decided to set the record and have the highest gas prices in the United States! I wonder if they are busy...mmh??
Even through its quiet now at the Eagle River Main terminal, the celebration continues in the form of holiday lights! Yesterday it never got light as we experience twilight during the short day. Snow continues to fall over the area!
As Alaska approaches the winter solstice on December 22 we will have our shortest day of the year. With cloud cover and blowing snow the short day is a little over 2 hours long and is bathe in twilight. The forecast for the next couple of days is heavy snow, skiing is the order of the day!
Mmh...Anthers check, Fur check, After Burners check, all systems are a go! Santa's reindeer are given their preflight inspection before the big ride! The reindeers must maintain a speed of 650 miles/per second this year in order for Santa to visit every child on Earth!
From Eagle River Alaska! Christmas is heaven's greatest gift of love, Jesus Christ Son of God who came into this world to bring us salvation!
After maintaining their 650 miles/per second flight speed so Santa could visit every child on Earth, Santa's reindeer settle down for their nap. Sad Note Former President Gerald Ford die yesterday. Thanks Jerry for all you did!
Winter's Wonderland continues as much of South Central Alaska is blanketed with 2 to 3 feet of snow! Snow is expected later this week!
Mountain of the Moon
The Moon appears to rise from the mountain side along the Eagle River Road. Alaska Photo Journal celebrates its 8ooth Picture of the Day!
Anchorage is covered by miles of bike paths. Many often off the beaten path taking their riders to new adventures. The bike highways are one of the reasons that make Anchorage a great place to live!
Segway's are unique mode of travel. They remain balance through the use of gyroscopes. What an excellent means of "Green Travel!" With gas prices rising these days this owner is on the right track!
Fresh Greens At Last!
This moose grazes on fresh green grass after a winter of dry vegetation. Moose sightings are on the increase in the Anchorage area!