Photos of the Arctic

I did NOT have a zoom either!

I did NOT have a zoom either!

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Red fox hunting something

Red fox hunting something

Mosquitoes can get pretty awful up there

Mosquitoes can get pretty awful up there

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Mosquitoes can get pretty awful up there

Mosquitoes can get pretty awful up there

Ice does interesting things

Ice does interesting things

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My snowshoe tracks ... you could walk forever up there.

My snowshoe tracks … you could walk forever up there.

Sometimes it's VERY snowy.

Sometimes it’s VERY snowy.

Ice does interesting things

Ice does interesting things

Fortunately the grizzly is running away

Fortunately the grizzly is running away

Me in the Aufeis

Me in the Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Aufeis

Me goldpanning

Me goldpanning

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Outside Fairbanks, AK (where we saw the sun set for the first time in 3 months)

Outside Fairbanks, AK (where we saw the sun set for the first time in 3 months)

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Northern lights

Northern lights

White fronted geese

White fronted geese

Arctic ground squirrel

Arctic ground squirrel

Had a chance to get back to the Arctic in the fall, and the sun actually sets!!!

Had a chance to get back to the Arctic in the fall, and the sun actually sets!!!

Arctic tundra in Fall

Arctic tundra in Fall

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Hungry looking wolf!  Fortunately, they hunt in packs for larger game.

Hungry looking wolf! Fortunately, they hunt in packs for larger game.

Northern foothills, Brooks Range

Northern foothills, Brooks Range

Our field station (13 hour drive to Fairbanks, AK)

Our field station (13 hour drive to Fairbanks, AK)

Have to snowshoe to sights in May, and dig out equipment that's buried under 5 feet of snow.

Have to snowshoe to sights in May, and dig out equipment that’s buried under 5 feet of snow.

Brooks Range

Brooks Range

Permafrost (permanently frozen ground under the soil)

Permafrost (permanently frozen ground under the soil)

Never know when you might fall crotch deep in snow

Never know when you might fall crotch deep in snow

Never know when you might fall crotch deep in snow

Never know when you might fall crotch deep in snow

Ptarmigan

Ptarmigan

Dall Sheep

Dall Sheep

Caribou

Caribou

Moose

Moose

Weather is pretty unpredictable in the Arctic

Weather is pretty unpredictable in the Arctic

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View from my "office" of the Brooks Range, Alaska

View from my “office” of the Brooks Range, Alaska

The Arctic is scattered with glacial lakes

The Arctic is scattered with glacial lakes

Brook Range, AK southern foothills

Brook Range, AK southern foothills

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