Spent a quiet half hour near this gorgeous male grizzly in early October, just a few feet off the Alaska Highway near Kluane Lake. I’d just driven hundreds of miles through the first snow of the season, heading south from Fairbanks to Haines There was a tremendous wind ripping whitecaps across the lake, and this bear was peacefully browsing on berries and starchy roots. He was fully aware of me but calm and almost sociable.
Took this shot from my yard in Ambler, AK this past September. Just a few spectacular moments out of a night that was lit by faint to moderate auroral displays. Reminds me of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” with all that swirling motion. If you look closely, you can see the Kobuk River glinting in the middle distance.