I just completed my 10th summer in Alaska. From spectacular, absolutely mind-blowing aurora, to Glacier Bay National Park, to many fiery sunsets, I was lucky enough so see many things I’d never seen before. It was a good year.
I am not a real Alaskan – I am here eight months a year. I have four months off of work coming up where I will go to Vermont, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the exotic locale of Oklahoma. So this week when my work contract ends and I leave the Great Land, it is like graduation for me, a sort of personal new year. I am free to go travel.
As a look back at the year that was, here is a set of my best photos. Some have been featured on other posts, some are published for the first time. Thank you everyone who has read and commented on my Alaskan posts!
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Such a beautiful place. Freedom and adventure in every image.
Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Michele.
And all the best in your “new chapter” in life! . . . Enjoy!
Thank you. I am looking forward to it!
What a stunning set of photos! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but, if I were forced to choose, I’d have to pick the one of Bartlett Cove–the dramatic lighting and clouds make the scene truly spectacular. Happy trails!
Thanks Alison and Matt.
There was some really dramatic light that evening in Bartlett Cove. The sky was black in places, burnt-orange in others. It was a truly surreal sunset and the light leading up to it was magical as well.
A wonderful way to close out your 10th year. Looking forward to images from this years 4 month adventure!
Thanks Laura, Instead of landscapes, I’ll be taking photos of people, culture and chaos in Asia. I can’t wait!
Really nice work, I admire
Nice set so far away for me!
Thank you Pat!
Jeff, your photos are, as always, stunning! The first one is so gorgeous and the moose calf is amazing. Congrats on 10 years and have some great time off traveling. Can’t wait to read about it. ~Terri
Thank you Terri. I took the moose calf photo from my living room, so that photo is special for me.
Spectacular pictures! I like the baby moose too.
Wave to me in Maine when you visit Vermont!
We just left Vermont and we LOVED it. We will certainly visit again, and include Maine, next time we go. If in about 2 years you get a knock on your door from a guy with a red beard and a blonde girl that is us. We will sleep on the couch with your cats.
Oh, they’ll love that. They love having overnight guests. Just be warned though, the chubby black cat likes to stick her nose in your face every few hours while you sleep.
Also, Alaska’s been on our radar for quite some time, but we promise we’ll leave the cats at home.
As I have said before there are not enough words to describe your photos so I’m going with stunning as did Terri. Like her I can’t wait to see the photos and read the posts from your upcoming adventure.
Thank you Sue. You are too kind!
I swore I’d stop commenting on all your posts like a total creep, but the photos here are so spectacular! I’m a very amateur photographer, I’ve only just started to get the hang of my DSLR but haven’t had it out in a while….you’ve inspired me to start working on it again!
Comment away. All creeps and stalkers are welcome here. Getting the hang of a DSLR can really open up the enjoyment of it. Get out there and shoot some photos today!
Thanks for the kind words and the comments.