Shooting Star

Ron Niebrugge Denali, Photos, Travel 9 Comments

Shooting Star, Denali National Park, Alaska.

Shooting Star, Denali National Park, Alaska.

I was going to go with a new moose or wolf photo today, but decided I better break up the series of wildlife photos with a landscape or wildflower.

Considering the cold harsh environment – long, cold, windy, snowy winters and a very short summer season, I’m always surprised to see so many little, delicate wildflowers in the tundra – if you look close, the tundra is made up of an amazing array of delicate plant-life.  The ranger I mentioned before found 30 different variety of wildflowers in just a small patch of tundra near the Eielson Visitor Center.  A small patch of tundra alone could make for great photo subject material.

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    Scott, I was using a 100 mm macro with a 1.4 converter and a 25mm extension tube – these guys are little!

  2. Beautiful!!! I’ve never seen this one bfore but love the alpine flowers in Rocky and most of those are tiny too. Can you print one with something next to it to show what its size really is?

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    Thanks Joni!

    I don’t have a version with something next to it, but these flowers are about the size of a dime.


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