Recent Shots

Wolf Grin

I was sitting with several photographers on the Katmai Coast on an early June day in 2015, waiting for a big male brown bear to wander closer. Someone said, “There’s a wolf coming up behind us!” And sure enough, up trotted this young male, to within ten feet of me. His eyes had a very familiar look to them; reminded me of a certain black wolf I knew, you know? Maybe it was because I was closest; but he gazed…

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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.

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Starry Night

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.

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Nick Jans
HC 60 Box 2628
Haines, AK 99827

“The compelling, grounded account of a black wolf that stepped forward in the half-light between wilderness and civilization and the people who met him there. From the powerful first moments to a hard-won conclusion that becomes our journey, too, A Wolf Called Romeo is a book that carries long after the last page is turned.”
Susannah CharlesonAuthor of Scent of the Missing and The Possibility Dogs
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