Getting Around Alaska: Photography in the “Last Frontier”

Massive Denali, at 20,340 feet high the tallest mountain in all of North America towers above Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.
Massive Denali, at 20,340 feet high the tallest mountain in all of North America towers above Wonder Lake in Denali National Park.

Story and photos by Jerry Ginsberg

Background

Over the last several years, I have written in this space about each of the eight wonderful national parks scattered throughout our 49th state. Alaska is so big, wild and open that getting from one of these huge parks to another is not as easy as jumping on the interstate highway system in Ohio and smoothly cruising to somewhere like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. It’s a bit more complicated than that.

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Showcase 2020 Winner Profile – Carol Lehrman

2020 Showcase, Best in Show, 2020 Showcase, Best in Show, Altered Reality: "Coastal Brown Bear Tracks, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska" ©  Carol Lehrman.
2020 Showcase, Best in Show, 2020 Showcase, Best in Show, Macro/Micro/All Other: “Coastal Brown Bear Tracks, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska” © Carol Lehrman.

How I Got the Shot

A group of us were watching and photographing an Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs that were sparring and digging for clams in Lake Clark, AK. Having a soft spot for still life and close-up photography, I shifted to compose some deep tracks in the sand which I found most compelling when filled with water. 

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