Describing the infusion of color found in Alaska’s summer fields of wildflowers requires a word not found in the English dictionary. There is a powerful feeling that emanate from these intense swaths of color, and I’ve often sensed that it is something more than just observation. The coast of Katmai National Park in July is filled with a rich green, dotted by a profusion of lupine, wild geranium and wild iris; all casting a purple hue across the landscape. I’ve always had a bent towards landscape photography, and the setting of my camp along the Katmai coast had huge potential for some amazing scenes. As it turned out, the rainy storms and clouds dominated the skies during most of my visit, but even under a gray sky, the soft and gentle light illuminated the colorful fields. There were brown bears busily feeding on wild celery mixed a midst the purple and I’ll share a few additional photos from this trip in the weeks to come.