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Posts tagged Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

After midnight in ANWR

After midnight in ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #3814: I took this photo after midnight, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (there was 24 hours of sunlight in June). Deb and I had canoed thirty-five miles across the refuge, and here the Jago River is a couple hundred yards from entering the Arctic Ocean (to my back in […]

The last campsite

The last campsite

Marty’s photo of the day #3794: This is Deb’s and my last campsite in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge before canoeing out to Barter Island. Our tent is the blue one, and off in the distance, you can see the Arctic Ocean.

ANWR caribou

ANWR caribou

Marty’s photo of the day #3691: Today we head far north for this photo of a large male caribou, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska.

Spider monkey

Spider monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #3688: This spider monkey photo appears in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

The caribou surprise

The caribou surprise

Marty’s photo of the day #3646: Surprising some caribou, while canoeing the Aichilik River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Barter Island Airport

Barter Island Airport

Marty’s photo of the day #3643: After Deb and I canoed across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (going south to north), we continued out onto the Arctic Ocean until reaching a tiny village on Barter Island. There we enjoyed hot showers and soft beds before flying back to Fairbanks the next morning. This photo shows […]

Camp Desolation

Camp Desolation

Marty’s photo of the day #3629: For this photo I’m looking south, with the Brooks Range in the distance and the Arctic Ocean to my back. The blue tent is Deb’s and mine. We crossed the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, canoeing the Jago River from the base of the mountains to the Arctic Ocean. At […]

Fox on the run

Fox on the run

Marty’s photo of the day #3628: A red fox runs out of a streambed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska.

Caribou, not oil wells

Caribou, not oil wells

Marty’s photo of the day #3589: Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska. And if Republicans had their way, an oil well would be photo-bombing this scene.

Brooks Range glacier

Brooks Range glacier

Marty’s photo of the day #3577: This is an aerial shot of a glacier in the Brooks Range of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Willow ptarmigan

Willow ptarmigan

Marty’s photo of the day #3500: This is a willow ptarmigan, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And thanks to President Joe Biden for moving quickly to once again protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from greedy oil companies!

ANWR Caribou

ANWR Caribou

Marty’s photo of the day #3469: Caribou, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Flying to ANWR

Flying to ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #3459: I took this photo from the co-pilot’s seat. Here’s what it looks like when you are heading north, toward the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. This is one of the most dangerous flights in the world, because the tiny airplane has to fight a headwind coming off the […]

Camp Desolation

Camp Desolation

Marty’s photo of the day #3441: When Deb and I canoed across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, we found some beautiful places to camp, but as we neared the Arctic Ocean those beautiful spots gave way to hard, barren ground. I named this spot “Camp Desolation.” Our tent is the blue one.

Lemming

Lemming

Marty’s photo of the day #3413: Lemming, photographed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Fox On The Run

Fox On The Run

Marty’s photo of the day #3404: Fox On The Run, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (And now people of a certain age can be stuck on a certain song by Sweet all day long!)

Arctic scenic

Arctic scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3369: For this photo, I am standing on a hill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, looking south toward the Brooks Range and the Jago River. Thirty-five miles to the north is the Arctic Ocean, and a day after taking this photo, Deb and I would begin a canoe trip […]

Heading to ANWR

Heading to ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #3336: I took this photo from the co-pilot’s seat of a tiny airplane, heading north to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. That would put me in northern Alaska, on the southern side of the Brooks Range.

Rainforest Boardwalk

Rainforest Boardwalk

Marty’s photo of the day #3305: Here’s and artsy photo that first appeared in my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. It’s an old, rotten boardwalk in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Social Distancing or Asshole Guide?

Marty’s photo of the day #3301: Today’s reality changes how one views photos from the past. For instance, when viewing this photo I took while hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the thought that likely came to your mind was, “Oh! Look at all that great social distancing!” In reality, it was just our […]

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