To me this scene, although un remarkable in its topographical definition, reveals an extreme beauty found in the arctic. The tundra of Alaska’s arctic slowly flattens out as you reach the coastal plains and ultimately the north coast. In the summer it is decorated with wildflowers and birds from all seven continents choose it as the place to come to raise their young. In the winter it becomes a windblown, snow covered expanse, where caribou, muskox, fox and a few other animals forage among it for food. The picture is a classic example of how the sky becomes a defining point of interest when the foreground lacks such a contribution. In just a little over one month, the sun will no longer rise along the horizon until approximately mid January. The pastel light of the arctic is magical.
I used the Nikor 14-24 mm at 14mm wide to grab the largest amount of sky as possible.