Another stunning sunset last night along Cook Inlet here in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a place called Windy Point. It's about 30 minutes south of downtown Anchorage.
Finding far-north lynx den part of cycle study By Ned Rozell In her study of one of the farthest north lynx populations in North America this summer, Claire Montgomerie used her ears. While looking at the satellite tracker a female lynx was wearing, Montgomerie saw the animal was hanging around a hillside north of the [...]
I don't usually make posts like this - but why not? I went up the gondola at the Alyeska Resort yesterday morning at 10 am and took a few quick pictures. The second batch is driving home from Whittier last night along the Seward Highway. These were taken about 7 pm.
Dogs Have Made Alaska Home For Thousands Of Years By Ned Rozell When people first walked across the Bering Land Bridge thousands of years ago, dogs were by their sides, according to researchers who wrote a paper published in the journal Science. Scientists from Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles used dog DNA material — some [...]
Moose Are Gathering in the Powerline Pass For the Annual Rut Season Went hiking up the Powerline Pass trail in Anchorage this morning and thought I'd post a few pictures. I saw 5 bull moose and 2 cows in the valley. Had to walk about 100 yards through a swampy marsh to get the closeup [...]
Here's a picture I took years ago also known as the "Gay Batman Signal". It's been passed around the internet for years so I thought I'd post it up here. This is not Photoshopped! There was a full rainbow at first, then a thunderstorm rapidly developed over the mountains to the northeast. The storm clouds [...]
Discovering A New Dinosaur In Alaska - Pachyrhinosaurus Perotorum By Ned Rozell There's a new kind of dinosaur out there, and it lived in Alaska. Its bones, long turned to stone, are part of a cliff in northern Alaska. That's where dinosaur-hunter Tony Fiorillo brushed dirt away from a portion of its massive skull - [...]
Summertime at Potter Marsh In early spring hundreds of birds congregate at Anchorage's Potter Marsh and lay eggs after a long flight from the Lower 48. It's mid-July now and many of the birds have moved on but for a few. I took these shots on June 24th, 2017 right at the parking lot about [...]
From a NOAA Press Release: June 22, 2017 Marjorie Mooney-Seus Julie Speegle Beluga whales in Cook Inlet. Credit: Chris Garner, U.S. Army JBER NOAA Fisheries released today its biennial population estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale. Scientists determined that the population size is between 279 and 386 animals, with a most likely estimate [...]
Tundra Swans Take Two Distinct Paths to Alaska By Ned Rozell Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all the large birds were black, [...]