The two Arctic Alaska photo tours that I co-guide with Hugh Rose were full of weather adventure and logistical challenges this year. They were also filled with some fantastic photo opportunities. We always proclaim that the trips are different every year, and this held true once again. The first October, trip was slammed with a blizzard for three…Details
I recently returned from guiding two photo adventures in Alaska’s Arctic, seeking the northern lights, polar bears and all the other magic that the great north delivers. The trips were wonderful adventures, full of the drama that Alaska is known for, including weather, wind, snow and wild sights. I’ll have a gallery of images to…Details
I recently did an interview with Foregroundweb about my experiences running a business in photography. If you are interested in any of the backstory, you can can read more at Alexandru Vita’s blog www.foregroundweb.com There are a few sample screenshots below.
In mid September I traveled to Western Alaska on journey the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Here is a selection of favorites from that trip.
I started this blog some 7 years ago. It has served as a great platform to share both my experiences and the photos that are the result of my ventures in Alaska’s wilderness landscape. It’s hard to believe it has been that long. Writing in this venue is an odd thing. Often, I’m not really sure…Details
I just returned from a photo trip to the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and my plans to access this amazing area took a delightful turn. Instead of hiking some 65-70 miles round trip through some seriously wet and difficult tundra travel, I caught a ride in and out by bush plane, thanks to pilots…Details
I planned a trip to Nome many months ago and have been working on some details to refine the exact locations that I’ll visit. I’ve been there a few times, in different seasons, and the Seward Peninsula is a remarkably diverse place. If everything works out according to some loosely held plans, I’ll trek about…Details
I took this photo of the autumn tundra and caribou antlers just a short walk from my first camp in Denali National Park. The cloudy skies the night before gave way to clear skies as the morning unfolded. I’ll be back in Denali Park for more photography and post some of those photos upon my…Details
Last Friday in Denali National Park, I stepped out of the shuttle bus into a snow squall. That was a chilly way to start my 35 mile hike and packraft trip over the Labor Day weekend. I hiked off into the blowing snow convincing myself that the weather forecast was suggesting clear skies in the next day.…Details
During my hike to make some photos of Mt. Igikpak (I did see that mountain and will share some photos of it soon) in the Brooks Range, I deviated from Tupik Creek after a few miles and entered Angiaak Pass. A few tundra ponds made for a beautiful and colorful scene. Setting up camp with some altitude…Details
The route I chose to access Mt. Igikpak during my recent trip to the Gates of the Arctic followed Tupik Creek, and then on through Angiaak Pass. After landing in the bush plane in the early afternoon along the Noatak River, I forded the river and hiked about 4 miles to a nice camp spot that…Details
I just finished a week long solo photography trek in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. In summary, neither the best collection of superlatives, nor photographs seem to adequately convey the overall experience. Especially on solo trips when trekking in the rugged Brooks Range, a lot happens inside your head and inside your body. The anticipation…Details