Category Archives: Sebastian Saarloos

Photo of the day November 8

Lodge At Black Rapids
The lodge is illuminated by the moonlight under the mountain and field of stars. Photo by Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day November 6

“Frosty View”
A little snow in the evening and a little sun in the afternoon makes a pretty winter scenery. Photo by Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day November 3

“Patient Reflections”
One evening I went to the lake at 9 pm and waited… I checked out a few new compositions while I waited. While warming up in the car around 10:30 pm I looked up from my phone to see a few streaks in the sky. I rushed down to the lake to get this shot, the good show only lasted about 10 minutes, but my patience paid off with a few decent shots.
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Photo of the day November 3

“Mornin’ Moffit”
On this particular morning Mt. Moffit was lit up nicely by the rising sun. Just the start to another beautiful Alaskan day! Photo by Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day November 1

We had a heavy fog last Saturday night (which obscured a nice aurora) and with night time temperatures starting to dip below zero degrees, Sunday morning the trees were coated with a brilliant white coat of frost and there were bright blue skies above. It was gorgeous. Photos Courtesy Steve DuBois  

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Photo of the day October 31

“Volcanic Aurora”
Ok, so no, this isn’t a volcano, though I thought it looked like one! Its actually a huge pile of brush that is piled up every summer by the Division of Forestry and then burned in the winter. The wind was right, so they lit it off, and by night time it was still smoldering, but with a faint aurora above it. Photo by Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day October 17

“May Day Sunset”  9:14 PM  – Delta River. Sebastian Saarloos 

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Photo of the day October 13

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

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Photo of the day October 9

“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.
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Photo of the day October 4

“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

 

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Photo of the day October 1

“Rapid Nights” Stars shine bright above the Alaska Range and Black Rapids on this particular night. Photo by Sebastian Saarloos

 

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Photo of the day September 19

“Autumn Galaxy”
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

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Photo of the day September 5

“Institute Zoom”
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

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Photo of the day September 2

“Denali Colors”
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
Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day August 26

“Morning Light”
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.
Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day August 19

“Color River”
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

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Photo of the day August 15

“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

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Photo of the day August 11

“Alaska Storm”
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.
Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day July 31

“Gold River” The Delta River shines at sunset in this photo taken near Black Rapids.  Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day July 24

Summit Lake House” A house up on the hill views the crystal clear waters of Summit Lake, near Paxson, Alaska.  Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day July 10

“Summer’s Best” Tonight’s sunset was one of the best so far this summer!
Photo Courtesy Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day June 4

 “Midway Mountain”
The view of Mt. Hayes near the Midway Lodge in Salcha. Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day May 29


“Stone Stack”
Atop a bluff along Boulder Creek I found a half built stone stack, so I finished it off and took this shot.  Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day May 15

“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
 Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day May 12

“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.
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Photo of the day May 6

“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

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Photo of the day May 2

“Alaska Range Reflection”

The Alaska Range reflects in a small pool along the Delta River tonight.

Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day April 29

“Muddy Sunset”
The overflow channels in the Delta River are drying up revealing some interesting patterns.    Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the Day April 26

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

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Photo of the day April 24

“Stormy Sunset”
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

 

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Photo of the day April 22

“Good Friday Hayes”
An illuminated Mount Hayes rests above the Delta River last Friday night near sunset  Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day April 18

The aurora swirls above the suspension bridge for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline at the Tanana River    Photo Courtesy  Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day April 10

Hand of God” Institute Peak ~ August 2011.  Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day April 8

“Stellar Trifecta”
I was able to catch the Milky Way, Aurora and a Meteor all in one frame!
Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day April 3

 “Colorful Clouds” The sunset lights up the clouds above the Alaska Range in Delta Junction, Alaska   – Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day April 1

 “Robertson Glow” The early morning light provided a nice alpenglow on the Alaskan Range peaks near the Robertson River.  Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day March 25

 “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

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Photo of the day March 19

“Moonlit Trees Aurora” 11:35 PM – Feb. 7, 2014 – Delta Jct., Alaska
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Photo of the day March 15

“Frozen Clear Creek” I stopped at Clear Creek in Salcha on my way home from Fairbanks last week to get this frosty shot.
Sebastian Saarloos

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Photo of the day March 7

“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

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