An old miners shack build in the late 1800's ,is nearly overtaken with its natural surroundings on the Kenai Peninsula. A window sill looks out over Grant lake and one wonders what the miners saw during the old days.
Alaska. A group of five Dall Sheep rams (Ovis dalli) lying placidly chewing their cuds on a steep hillside in Polychrome Pass, Denali National Park, in September. Patches of bright red, orange, and yellow tundra leaves exhibit late fall color.
Alaska. Several young Dwarf Dogwood plants (Bunchberry) (Cornus canadensis) taking root in the top of the decaying stump of a spruce tree previously logged. Decaying logs and stumps hold moisture and nutrients that support new plant growth and are an important part of the rejuvenation of forests.
Alaska. Bright orange and red fall colors of Dwarf Birch (Betula nana) and Bog Blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) combine with yellow willows (Salix sp.) covering the open expanses and hillsides with a few White Spruce (Picea glauca) mixed in. White puffy clouds partly fill the sky above a ridgeline in the background in Denali National Park in August.
Alaska. Chugach National Forest sign at the entrance to the Ptarmigan Creek Campgroundl on the Kenai Peninsula in August. Located at mile 23 of the Seward Highway, there are 16 camping sites, a fish viewing deck, and the beginning of the Ptarmigan Lake Trail.
Alaska. Bright autumn yellow and orange colors of Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) and Quaking Aspen trees (Populus tremuloides) cover a hillside while spotlighted with late afternoon sun near Sportsman's Landing on the Kenai Peninsula in September.
Alaska. Large road sign on a stone and concrete base near mile 75 along the Seward Highway between Portage and Turnagain Pass exclaiming "Welcome to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula" with dark green spruce trees in the background.
Alaska. A grove of Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) and White Spruce trees (Picea glauca) covered with snow and hoarfrost at the edge of Upper Sixmile Lake on Elmendorf AFB near Anchorage in January. Afternoon sun is skimming the treetops along the ridge.
Alaska. Bright multi-hued sunset over Mount Spurr and the Tordrillo Mountains across Cook Inlet west of Anchorage seen from Point Woronzof in September. Extensive mixed clouds are lit in deep pinks and oranges, casting colorful reflections in the water while small patches of blue sky show above the horizon. Mount Susitna is silhouetted against the skyline to the right.