I have to thank Jim Goldstein for the idea of sharing a look at my favorite photos from the previous year.
With it cold and dark outside, it is a nice time of year to stop for a minute to reflect back on the previous year. The constant pace to produce new material usually has my attention directed towards the future, but when I take the time to look back, I’m always amazed at the wonderful places and experiences I have been blessed to have witnessed in the previous year.
I also enjoy seeing the make up of my favorites. Are they landscape, wildlife, travel or adventure sports? The division between Alaska and outside Alaska is always interesting. This year it looks like Alaska wildlife seems to be featured the most prominently – not surprising as that is some of my favorite subject material. So, here they are – click on the thumbnail to see a larger version:
Great light, colors and subject – from my fall trip to Denali.
This was from my Alaska bear photo tour last summer – we had a few great sunrises!
Sunset at the wonderful Seven Sacred Pools from our Fall trip to Hawaii.
On this trip to Denali I captured a few landscape images from this location – seeing and photographing a ram in such a beautiful setting was a real treat.
Something different for me that received a big response.
This was from an over-night trip last summer into a place I love to photograph – Chugach National Forest.
Another one from last summer’s bear tour – already excited for next year!
I had a very limited collection of caribou photos so it was one of the subjects I concentrated on in Denali this fall and I think it paid off!
This was one of our overnight anchorages from my Kenai Fjords National Park photo tour last summer.
This was taken fairly near my home in Seward, Alaska.
I try to limit my selection to just 10, but I’m never successful – so here are some more that received some serious consideration.
I do a fair amount of travel photography and considering this has already sold a number of times makes it a strong candidate for the top 10 list.
I like both these bear images and could have had 4 in my top 10!
This is a challenging bird to photograph and part of the reason I like this image – plus, it is a cute little guy!
Another really cool bird.
I have been asked why I like to travel to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park every winter. Here is one reason – today in Seward it was 5 degrees, in Borrego, 85. 🙂
Two more from our Hawaii trip that I considered.
OK, that is enough! I hope you enjoyed.