August 16, 2011

New Photo Series - Grand Scenics of Alaska

Alaska: it’s big, bold, and wild. It’s a place where photographs can’t possibly convey the majesty and diverse ecosystems. We saw only a very small portion of interior and coastal Alaska. And just that tiny sliver confirmed to us its immensity and magical qualities.

For my hubby, it was a bittersweet visit to see once again the land and feel the spirit that captured his young adult life. For me, it was a vast learning experience and a challenge to take it all in. We wore ourselves out on this journey, but we were so thankful that we finally accomplished it. 

If you ever have a change to go – GO! If not, I hope that my photos will fuel your imagination and help you envision the last great wilderness of our country. Sit back, click on the images to see them in a bigger format, and enjoy! 

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a variety of “grand scenics” of Alaska. Then I will begin sharing photos of “Katmai brown bears” and finish up with a “wildlife wonders” series. 

And so it begins…

snow-capped peaks overlooking the Wonder Lake area, Denali National Park


  1. Wow. What a beautiful view. Great capture.

  2. Beautiful shot. My brother went to Alaska several years ago and he absolutely loved it.

  3. I have one word for that photo, "BREATHTAKING"!

    I can't wait to see your series.
    Have a good night.

  4. Great start, Donna, but give us more than one photo... I want to see LOTS and LOTS...

    Fabulous photo... So glad you got to go!!!

  5. The beauty of Denali so far is undeniably breathtaking, Donna.. I look forward to seeing more.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty I will never see in person.

    be well, be Happy

  6. I hope to see it in person, and now that my kids are in Oregon, it's likely I will...well, that, and my husband thinks it's an appropriate trip for our anniversary next year. (I was hoping for Ireland...see me grin???) This is an amazing photo, though, and makes me think I may be OK without Ireland!

  7. I guess I will just have to sit back and enjoy your pictures, to many things going on at home has kept us from going back to Alaska this summer. What an amazing picture!

  8. Breath taking Donna. Thanks so much.

    Did you do much altitude climbing?

  9. So beautiful, Donna! I remember my dad being stationed there in 1947-48.

    Speaking with some friends yesterday who go every year; it seems to be THE place, and now I can see why!

    Thank you for taking us along on your journey's. :)

  10. My Dad was stationed there as well...Kodiak (sp?) He loved it there!
    BEAUTIFUL scenery Donna!!!

  11. Beautiful! I can almost feel the crisp cooless of those mountains!

  12. Just came in from mowing and WOW!! Donna, this is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! We tried to get stationed there, but so was everyone else in the USAF!

    Look forward to more :)

  13. Unbelievable! If that were the view I don't know how I'd ever look away in order to accomplish anything.

  14. Exquisite! And I may get by not having to visit Alaska seeing your photography alone. That's one journey, I've never even considered.

  15. Absolutely spectacular! I can't wait for the day we can go and see it, too.


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