Archives for October 2013

National Park Images: What do you focus on?

When it comes to National Park images, I shoot the full spectrum of subjects. I love to shoot the epic landscapes, the local wildlife, and those amazing natural features that seem to individually define each park.  Unknowingly, I've also captured, to … [Read more...]

Denali National Park is Born

At the end of the Park Road in Denali National Park, there is a small community known as Kantishna. In 1903, gold was discovered there. Nearly 3000 people came there to mind gold and in this total wilderness, they turned to harvesting the local … [Read more...]

Wildflowers Draw You to The Mountain Tops

From mid-June to mid-July, wildflowers are quite abundant at Denali National Park. These flowers are very small and require you to get on your hands and knees to view them and appreciate their beauty. This is Purple Mountain Saxifrage. It appears in … [Read more...]

Glaciers Carve The Landscape in Denali

Glaciers are a major geologic feature of Denali National Park covering 17% of the Park's 6.2 million acre area or about 1,563 square miles. This photo was taken on a flight around Mt. McKinley (Denali) on Kantishna Air. These glaciers are coming from … [Read more...]

Denali Backcountry

When we went to Denali for our 10th Anniversary, we visited the huge park in three separate ways. First, we drove in the main gate near Healy, and went as far as the bridge crossing the Savage River. Only Park buses were allowed beyond the bridge on … [Read more...]

Caribou – Denali National Park

  Caribou live in extreme northerly latitudes.  These caribou are roaming on the open tundra in Denali National Park in the Fall. … [Read more...]

Fall in Denali National Park

  Fall is different in the Subarctic.  The tundra has the same colors as you see on deciduous trees.  Here on the tundra, the same pigments are visible on the low-lying plants of the tundra. … [Read more...]

The Magic That Is Denali National Park

Denali National Park is near the top of the world, located slightly below the Arctic Circle. It is a 6 million acre Park about the size of the State of New Hampshire and home to Mt. McKinley (Denali), the highest point in North America. It has some … [Read more...]

Sled Dog Kennels in Denali National Park

  Denali National Park is the only United States National Park and has a Sled Dog Kennel.  These dogs, beginning in 1921, patrolled the periphery of the Park to discourage poaching of wildlife.  Today, the dogs have different missions.  They … [Read more...]

Perusing The Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest National Park is definitely a drive-through park. The road stretches twenty-seven miles north-to-south through the forest with numerous pullouts and side roads for viewing the sights. Calling it a forest gave us the wrong impression. … [Read more...]