October is the month of ice in Alaska’s arctic. The season when the last remnants of heat leave the landscape as temperatures drop and the sun’s power fades away. Winds are also common in the far north and when combined with the right temperature, the plants surrounding small lakes and ponds become encased in ice as layers and layers of water are blown upon them in the form of mist and lifted water drops. The golden colors accentuated by an afternoon sunset illuminate the shores of this small tundra pond. I used a Nikkor 14-24mm lens with a Canon mount, mainly for its sharpness.