“May Day Sunset” 9:14 PM – Delta River. Sebastian Saarloos
After a week of clouds and over a foot of new snow the clouds finally parted early this morning to reveal Mt. Hayes in the Alaska Range with the first light of the new day. Sebastian Saarloos
“Silvertip at Sunset”
Mt. Silvertip shines with the last bit of sun above the fall colors and Donnelly Lake. It was a little breezy at the lake, so instead of the standard “mirror style” reflection, I used my ND filter and did a 3 minute long exposure to smooth out the water.
Photo by Sebastian Saarloos
“Snow Lynx” I spotted a couple lynx on my way to work and was able to get a decent shot of this one in the fresh snow. Photo by Sebastian Saarloos
“Rapid Nights” Stars shine bright above the Alaska Range and Black Rapids on this particular night. Photo by Sebastian Saarloos
The family and I went to Little Bear Cub Lake along the Tok Cutoff Highway in hopes to capture the fall colors and the aurora. Well the aurora never showed up and the clouds dominated most of the night, but I did manage to get this shot of the Milky Way through the clouds. Sebastian Saarloos
I pulled in tight with my 300mm zoom lens to capture the details of Institute Peak while out hiking near Michael Creek one evening. Sebastian Saarloos
Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest peak at 20,322′ feet (6,194m) stands tall in Denali National Park and Preserve above the colorful tundra near Cantwell, Alaska
I woke up at 4:45 am, drove 25 miles, hiked 1/4 mile through a swamp to capture a scene like this. There was a moose in the pond next door stomping around, two swans swirling in the sky and a family of ducks joining me in taking in God’s great creation.
The Delta River in the summer can be a colorful place when the weather is good. We have had lots of rain this year, so our nice sunsets have been limited. Sebastian Saarloos
“Rainbow Mountain Rainbow”
A storm blew through while I was hiking Rainbow Gap and produced this rainbow that started on top of Rainbow Mountain! Sebastian Saarloos
Last week we had a few storms roll through, lightning and all! I was hoping to get a strike on camera, but wasn’t able to.. but I did get this shot of the cell over Fort Greely. The airfield tower can be seen in the bottom left.
“Gold River” The Delta River shines at sunset in this photo taken near Black Rapids. Sebastian Saarloos
Summit Lake House” A house up on the hill views the crystal clear waters of Summit Lake, near Paxson, Alaska. Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos
“Summer’s Best” Tonight’s sunset was one of the best so far this summer!
Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos
The view of Mt. Hayes near the Midway Lodge in Salcha. Sebastian Saarloos
Atop a bluff along Boulder Creek I found a half built stone stack, so I finished it off and took this shot. Sebastian Saarloos
“Spring Swan” A swan floats along in Donnelly Creek this Spring. There were a few other swans and ducks making a temporary home at the creek as well
“Spring Bull” I got back to my office building after running some errands this morning and this young bull moose was in the back parking lot munching on some fresh tree buds.
“Institute Spring” Institute Peak stands above Canwell Glacier and Lower Miller Creek with quite a bit of snow still on April 30. A few more weeks and hopefully most of the trees will have leaves! Sebastian Saarloos
“Alaska Range Reflection”
The Alaska Range reflects in a small pool along the Delta River tonight.
The overflow channels in the Delta River are drying up revealing some interesting patterns. Sebastian Saarloos
Rainbow Ridge Reflection
I was surprised to find snow drifts in this area near a beaver pond when I shot this photograph last year in June Sebastian Saarloos
We got our first rainstorm of the Spring one evening last week. I was hoping for a rainbow, but the clouds shifted so I got this sunset shot instead. Sebastian Saarloos
“Good Friday Hayes”
An illuminated Mount Hayes rests above the Delta River last Friday night near sunset Sebastian Saarloos
The aurora swirls above the suspension bridge for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline at the Tanana River Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos
I was able to catch the Milky Way, Aurora and a Meteor all in one frame!
“Colorful Clouds” The sunset lights up the clouds above the Alaska Range in Delta Junction, Alaska – Sebastian Saarloos
“Robertson Glow” The early morning light provided a nice alpenglow on the Alaskan Range peaks near the Robertson River. Sebastian Saarloos
“Clear Moffit” After a few days of clouds and snow, this particular morning Mt. Moffit hung above a small cloud layer and the Delta River. Sebastian Saarloos
“Moonlit Trees Aurora” 11:35 PM – Feb. 7, 2014 – Delta Jct., Alaska
“Frozen Clear Creek” I stopped at Clear Creek in Salcha on my way home from Fairbanks last week to get this frosty shot.
“Moose Aurora” My first photo with moose and aurora in the same frame! I used a flash to light up the field, and it caught the two eyes of the moose laying down. Sebastian Saarloos
“Aurora Peak Moon” The moon sits above Aurora Peak early this morning here in Delta Junction, Alaska. Sebastian Saarloos
“Purple Aurora 3″ A landscape version of the purple aurora that we got on Tuesday night. The purple aurora only lasted about 5 minutes at my location. Sebastian Saarloos
A beautiful sun rises behind the Granite Mountains along a frozen Jarvis Creek in Delta Junction, Alaska. Sebastian Saarloos
“Sun Road” The photo was taken last spring. Soon we will be having spring weather and the snow will be melting. Sebastian Saarloos
“Bridge & Bluff Aurora” The Tanana River Bridge and Bluff as seen from an unfrozen portion of the Delta River. Sebastian Saarloos