Monday, November 28, 2005

Senescence in an arctic pond

Photo by Your's truly, August, 2004

Sunday, November 27, 2005

For my friend Merideth

This picture was taken in late August, 2005 at Toolik Lake, Alaska. I should probably e-mail her.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hard Photos in Hard Places

My friend Janene photoing Aifice this summer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tundra Flora

Labrador Tea (Ledum palustra) flowers in the forground, and Dwarf Birch (Betula nana) in the back. The scale is about 3-4 times greater than the actual plants. These guys are small. I love the smell of Labrador Tea.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Lichens are a symbyonic organism composed of an algea and a fungus. They are really cool, really common, and grow really well in Alaska.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Joshua Tree Flower

Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) flower just before opening. I worked with this plant, see below, and those spines are SHARP!! Incidently, this was all consuming for me in Spring 1991 and Spring 2001.

Friday, November 11, 2005


What could I say? I think there are no words.

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Most people don't like crows and ravens because of the whole Edgar Allen Poe thing. I think they are cool though. In the Pacific Northwest, Ravens are ubiquidous. They are important animals to many of the native peoples.

Brian Moon and I caught this photo reentering camp one Saturday afternoon coming back from the field. These guys are smart and they stand about a foot and a half tall.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Crazy Reflections in the Arctic

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

David walking along the Arctic Ocean Beach

Photo by David Huber.

Next stop Russia, this is about as north as you can get folks, and yes there was snow and ice on the beach in mid-July.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Atagan Pass, Brooks Range, AK

Photo by David Huber *click to enlarge*

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Epilobium latifolium (fireweed) contrasted against Midnight Sun on an Arctic Lake

Photo by Brian Moon

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Gettin' rid of those damned Mosquitoes

We try a lot of ways to rid ourselves of mosquitoes in Alaska. They are profuse, they are always there, they are big, and they suck!!! in more than one way. Here is pic (courtisy of my good friend Tara Gaultier) of John and I trying out the pipe method, Mike trying the "I give up method", and Russ doing the "I don't give a shit I just want to see whats on the horizon because I've lived in Alaska since 1968 and mosquitos don't bother me anymore" method.