Arctic Wildlife Photos
Surviving Alaska’s Arctic
Alaska’s Arctic is an extreme wilderness landscape, inhabited by animals that have adapted to life in a harsh climate. It is one of my favorite places to photograph, perhaps because of the rugged conditions. During the winter the Arctic can be extremely cold, as temperatures can plummet to minus -45 °C (-50 °F) degrees and colder. Animals that live in the Arctic have developed unique characteristics to survive amidst the snowy, frigid temperatures. I remember during one photographic excursion, the thermometer bottomed out at minus -55°F and my colleague and I put all our energy into staying warm and safe. In contrast to the dark and chilly winters, the summers can be warm, and full of constant sunshine.