Photography beyond Alaska’s borders

The Drake Passage

In less than a week, I’ll be flying far, far way from Fairbanks, Alaska, headed to a near equal latitude in the southern hemisphere. This year, my solstice will be reversed and rather than it being the darkest and shortest day of the year, it will be the opposite. Besides collecting the necessary gear (as…

Elephant under Jackalberry tree

This bull elephant¬†came strolling through our camp and stopped to feed on the berries from the large Jackalberry tree, which served as shade for our camp in the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, Africa. While I’m quite close to this large animal, he showed awareness of my presence, but exhibited little concern judging his body…

Okavango Delta aerial

For those who have explored Africa’s natural history, the location known as the Okavango Delta has likely surfaced. It is a region in northern Botswana infiltrated by water from the highlands of Angola to the northwest. This water, in an otherwise dry landscape, creates a mecca for wildlife, and an infusion of green and color…

Sossusvlei, Namibia Desert

While this region is popular among photographers, and this image is in no way unique, it was still fun to finally see this wonderful landscape and capture a few frames during my trip to Namibia, Africa. Located in Sossusvlei, the dead trees in this pan are a stark feature indeed. Accessing them involves just a…

Elephants in camp

My blog posts have been sparse recently because I’m traveling in Africa and the internet is very sparse in bush Africa. While camping in the Okavango Delta, this large bull elephant wandered into our camp to eat the fruit that had dropped from a large nearby tree. It offered some close elephant observation during the…