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When you have Mt. DENALI in the background.. you won't mind being blurred..😆😋 . . One of those rare days when denali was visible in its complete aura.. Alaska is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.. but Denali National park makes that experience even more fulfilling.. . . #denali #denalinationalpark #mountdenali #mtdenali #alaska #alaskansummer #denalitour #nationalpark #mountains #denalinps #alaskaadventures #alaskalife #alaskalove #usa #travelusa #travelalaska #travelgram #traveldiary #natgeo #lonelyplanet #natgeoalaska #alaskabound #alaska2017 #ilovealaska #travelblogger #northamerica #wonderful_places #denalinationalparkandpreserve
In early September we had some very active Auroras over a few days. This image was made at nearly 2 am on a moonless night. This image was shot along the Glenn Highway and shows the Matanuska Glacier and Chugach Mountains in Alaska. This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 16-35mm F/2.8 lens at 21mm F/8 6 seconds at ISO 3200. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #SchultzPhoto
This bruin was just walking along the lake shore in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park with some beautiful fall colors. Look closely and you’ll see a raven sitting on top of a tree. Wish I was just a couple feet lower in order to put the raven in the sky so it would show up more. Or… maybe it’s a “Where’s Waldo” kind of thing? This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 24-105mm F/4 lens at 70mm F/6.3 at 1/500th second at ISO 250 handheld. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #SchultzPhoto
Flying around Mount Wrangell Alaska . I had frozen hands photographing through the open window. It was hard to reach this crater !! we used the updrafts of the wind to be able to fly right over and along it (14,163') incredible sight !!! forgetting to photograph half of the time 😍. Mount Wrangell is the only volcano in the Wrangell Mountains that is currently active. During the winter and on cool summer mornings, it is not unusual to see a steam plume rising out of the vents situated in craters along the margin of the summit caldera. In spite of frequent puffs of steam, geologists tell us that Wrangell is showing no signs of erupting any time soon. But those steam vents remind visitors that there is still heat below and that this massive volcano is still active.#naturephotography #natgeo #natgeoalaska #natgeoadventure #alaska #wrangellalaska #aviationlovers #adventure #photographer #aerialphotographer #aerialphotography #vulcano #crater #nature #naturelovers #leica #leicacamera #leicasl #leicaphoto #auswip #travellerau #capturemagazine #australianphotography_magazine #reportagespotlight
The Aurora was faint but colorful here in the Matanuska Valley in Alaska in early September. This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Sigma 14mm F/1.8 lens at F1./8 13 seconds at ISO 5000.
My dreams had always carried me here , but sometimes reality outdoes herself .
When adventure is out there , but pants are too much work . #theaurorasarecallingiwishtheydjusttext
Just your standard fall color/Aspen tree trunk photo amidst a field of spent fireweed plants in Alaska. Beautiful Autumn! This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 24-105mm F/4 lens at 55mm F/4 1/80th second at ISO 100 handheld.
• • Walk Softly, Carry A Big Stick • When you have an apex predator look directly at you while she’s hunting, it changes you. When Crimp was salmon fishing on this rainy day, she was very intense. She was incredible to watch. These bears stand up in the middle of their hunt when they are at attention and are looking around for their prey. When she stood up and looked at me, my heart skipped a beat. I knew she was hunting fish and truly looking for the fish, but for a split second I felt the fear that the hunted must feel. After that passed, I felt a rush of adrenalin and it was unlike anything I’ve felt before. I now get the saying, “walk softly, carry a big stick.” Crimp was very light on her feet as she hunted. Yet, she pounded hard when as needed. Thank you Crimp for allowing us to get a glimpse of your life. Thank you Crimp for teaching me so much as I observed you for five incredible days. Thank you. • Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed Explore • Adventure • Photograph • #lakeclarknationalpark #silversalmoncreeklodge #coastalbrownbear #natgeowild #usnationalparks #wildlife #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seeker #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeofinstagram #explorealaska #travelalaska #visitalaska #alaskaphotography #alaskalife #NatGeoAlaska #nathanielsmalleyphotographer #travelphotography #wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #nikonusa #nikonglobal #nikonartists #nikonlove #myrrs #mytamracjourney #wayfarecollective #explore_adventure_photograph
This is an aerial image made from a helicopter over Knik Glacier in Southcentral, Alaska. This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 24-105mm F/4 lens at 80mm F/16 1/160th second at ISO 200
• • Dance Like No One is Watching, Sing Like No One Can Hear You. • Miss Sassy, as we named her, reminds me that regardless of what species you are, sometimes you just have to let go and have fun. Coastal brown bears are often captured fishing, hunting and feeding. Miss Sassy gave us a full morning of entertainment. She was happy as could be playing in the ocean without a care in the world, splashing, diving, hopping, skipping and just having a good time. You could hear other photographers giggling at her antics. As I process her images, I remind myself to never take myself too seriously and follow my own path. Miss Sassy, I can't wait to come back and watch you with your babies as I know you'll raise them to dance like no one is watching. • Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed Explore • Adventure • Photograph • #lakeclarknationalpark #silversalmoncreeklodge #coastalbrownbear #natgeowild #usnationalparks #wildlife #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seeker #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeofinstagram #explorealaska #travelalaska #visitalaska #alaskaphotography #alaskalife #NatGeoAlaska #nathanielsmalleyphotographer #travelphotography #wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #nikonusa #nikonglobal #nikonartists #nikonlove #myrrs #mytamracjourney #wayfarecollective #explore_adventure_photograph
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121
This aerial image of glacier crevasses as they wind their way to the lake was made on a completely cloudy day from a helicopter. This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 24-105mm F/4 lens at 70mm F/4 1/18000th second at ISO 400 handheld.
Incase you wondered what our houses look like up here in the far north ✌🏼❄️❤️( *** in my dreams *** )
• • Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. ~ Albert Einstein • This is probably one of my favorite Einstein quotes. This juvenile bald eagle was not beautiful but she was fierce. She was fierce yet very relaxed and calm. Every day I spent up there, I gained clarity and better understanding of the apex animals I photographed. We were in their beautiful environment and got to see them in their element. They didn’t flee when we approached because we did so calmly and with the understanding that we were their guests. I loved watching her. • Not your usual wildlife settings were used for this image. She was so still that we were able to dial down our settings to ISO 64 and I shot this at 1/25 sec to reduce noise and for maximum clarity. Thanks Nathaniel for the tip. 😊 • Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed Explore • Adventure • Photograph • #lakeclarknationalpark #silversalmoncreeklodge #natgeowild #usnationalparks #wildlife #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seeker #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeofinstagram #explorealaska #travelalaska #visitalaska #alaskaphotography #alaskalife #NatGeoAlaska #natureodysseyworldwide #travelphotography #wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #nikonusa #nikonglobal #nikonartists #nikonlove #myrrs #mytamracjourney #wayfarecollective #explore_adventure_photograph
One of my {many} favorite things about living in Alaska is the wildlife we get to see on a regular basis. One morning this week, we had a cow and her calf come by - So I got a long lens, snuck around from the back of the house, and hid behind come bushes and the edge of the house. She still saw me - busted! #clickinmoms #clickpro #clickmagazine #moose #teamcanon #canonusa #dreamworldimages #thegreatoutdoors #travelalaska #explorealaska #myalaskamagazine #alaskaphotographer #thealaskalife #beyondportraits #natgeo #natgeoalaska #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #natgeolandscape #sharingalaska #alaskamagazine #thisisalaska #alaskaisbeautiful #alaskanadventures #alaskalife #outdoorphotomag #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth
The Milky Way over the Kenai Penisula and Cook Inlet. Taken from my driveway, so unfortunately lots of light pollution from the city and the neighborhood...don't think my neighbors would appreciate a middle-of-the-night "can you please turn off your lights, I'm trying to take a cool photo" request?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #clickinmoms #clickpro #clickmagazine #theworld_around_you #landscape #scenicalaska #canonusa #thegreatoutdoors #travelalaska #explorealaska #landscapephotography #myalaskamagazine #alaskaphotographer #thealaskalife #beyondportraits #natgeo #natgeoalaska #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #natgeolandscape #sharingalaska #alaskamagazine #thisisalaska #alaskaisbeautiful #alaskanadventures #alaskalife #longexposure #nightphotography #milkyway #stars
#AlaskaDay is almost over, and I’ve done nothing today except nap and recover from jet lag, so this is an old picture, but I’m still so so so happy to be home in my beautiful state. I love to travel. But I love to come home to Alaska too. 💙⭐️💙⭐️💙 #glacier
Can you believe we're just over 2 1/2 months away from 2019? Now is the perfect time to order my 2019 Alaska Calendar! The diversity of images in the calendar shows the stunning beauty of The Last Frontier. View more images & order the 2019 calendar via the link in my bio.
Fall landscape of a bull moose out feeding on grasses in Chugach State Park near Anchorage last year. No matter how many times you see a moose in the wild, it just never gets old. Don't you agree?
In Lake Clark National Park again during 3 days of my 14-day August “Into the Wild” photo tour with Amazing Views Photo Tours. We witnessed this interesting sight of a sow with one of her last year’s cubs. The mom just plopped down in the stream and the cub came to see what was up. Funny things they do. This image was shot on a Canon 1DX Mark II with a 100-400mm F4/5/6 L lens at 165mm F8.0 1/1250 second ISO 1000.
Thankful for hilarious friends freaked me out and made me come out to see the moon last night in the neighborhood 🌕 Lady Aurora put on a midnight show for us while we laughed our faces off , I’m basically just starting to feel my fingers and toes but oh how it was worth it . This is our real life and I wouldn’t change it for thing. Hashtag BLESSED. I love when the dipper is painted in the lights 🌌
I wanted to show the movement of the clouds over this ice-berg filled lake. So, I used a 15-stop neutral density filter to get this long 4-minute exposure. This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 24-105mm F/4 lens at 24mm F/7.1 4-minutes at ISO 100 — on a tripod. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #SchultzPhoto #Glacier
Last sunrise in Alaska for a while. The temperature is dropping, it’s time to fly south.
This was taken over Labor Day weekend, when we were able to venture out and do a little camping and were lucky to be able to stay in a friend's cabin on the edge of Denali National Park. It was about 2 a.m. and the moon was full. Denali/Mount McKinley was lit up and it was truly a bucket list/make-you-stand-and-stare kind of moment. The Big Dipper, a shooting star, the grand mountains...what else could you ask for?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #clickinmoms #clickpro #clickmagazine #alaska #theworld_around_you #landscape #scenicalaska #teamcanon #canonusa #dreamworldimages #thegreatoutdoors #travelalaska #explorealaska #landscapephotography #thealaskalife #beyondportraits #natgeo #natgeoalaska #natgeoyourshot #natgeolandscape #sharingalaska #alaskamagazine #thisisalaska #alaskaisbeautiful #alaskanadventures #alaskalife #instagram #mthrworld #mountains #denalinps
Two brown bear cubs playing in the rising tide, waiting for dinner to come in. Silver Salmon Creek, Alaska⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #clickinmoms #clickpro #clickmagazine #thegreatoutdoors #dreamworldimages #outdoorphotomag #travelalaska #explorealaska #landscapephotography #thealaskalife #nature #beyondportraits #natgeo #natgeoalaska #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #sharingalaska #alaskamagazine #thisisalaska #alaskalife #alaskatribe #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeplanet naturesbestphotomagazine #natgeowild #alaskadispatch #dearphotographer_mag ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #naturealaska
• Miss Aurora’s Eyelashes • What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. ~ Karl Lagerfeld • I arrived into Anchorage a day early and met up with Nancy. We met for dinner then went out in hopes of shooting Miss Aurora. After seeing her on Lofoten, I was dying to see her again yet hesitant because I didn’t want to be disappointed. • As we drove out to the spot with the group we joined, we started seeing her soft dance. It got stronger and stronger as we got closer to our spot. • She danced for us for quite some time. Gave us some awesome corona shots. Then she rested, and as we were packing up to go, she did this. Of course, I had to get just one more shot... as a dance like this will not happen again. • Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed Explore • Adventure • Photograph • #auroraborealis #northernlightsphotos #auroraborealblog #amazing_longexposure #starrynight #ig_astrophotography #natgeospace #astro_photography #astrophoto #nightscape #nightshooters #alaskaphototreks #explorealaska #travelalaska #visitalaska #alaskaphotography #alaskalife #NatGeoAlaska #travelphotography #wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #nikonusa #nikonglobal #nikonartists #nikonlove #myrrs #mytamracjourney #wayfarecollective #explore_adventure_photograph
Hello everyone! I’m Amy Smith @amylsmithphotography and I am so excited and privileged to be able to guest moderate this amazing feed for the next two days! I live in Anchorage, Alaska and shoot primarily nature, landscapes and wildlife, along with families and seniors. If you are ever in this neck of the woods PLEASE look me up - I’d love to go shoot with you! I am starting off with an image I took this fall while spending the weekend exploring this great state (and there’s a lot to explore!). This was taken at about 2 a.m. during a full moon. Denali/Mount McKinley is lit up by the moonlight and it was truly a bucket list/make-you-stand-and-stare kind of scene. Big Dipper, shooting star...what else could you ask for?! 😳💕🏔😍 . . . . . #clickinmoms #clickmagazine #alaska #landscape #scenicalaska #teamcanon #canonusa #dreamworldimages #landscapephotography #sharingalaska #explorealaska #alaskamagazine #landscapephotomagazine #mthrworld #alaskalife #mountains #mountainscape #mountainaddict #mountainlove #natgeoyourshot #natgeo #natgeoalaska #roamtheplanet #getoutside #denalinps #nationalparkservice #naturealaska #outdoorphotography #thisisalaska #instamountain
• Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~ Albert Einstein • To say I miss this place is an understatement. I miss the bears, the scenery, the staff at the lodge, the wildlife ... everything. • The Einstein quote fits what I felt that first morning as we observed Crimp Ear, her cub Pita, her older cub - now a young boar and I think our favorite young sow, Miss Sassy. Observing their interactions was incredible. Watching these apex beings did give me a better understanding about life. • Hope you enjoy this portrait of Crimp Ear who is the park’s most photographed bear. This is full frame. • Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed Explore • Adventure • Photograph • #lakeclarknationalpark #silversalmoncreeklodge #coastalbrownbear #natgeowild #usnationalparks #wildlife #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seeker #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeofinstagram #explorealaska #travelalaska #visitalaska #alaskaphotography #alaskalife #NatGeoAlaska #nathanielsmalleyphotographer #travelphotography #wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #nikonusa #nikonglobal #nikonartists #nikonlove #myrrs #mytamracjourney #wayfarecollective #explore_adventure_photograph
When I headed to Alaska with Nathaniel Smalley to photograph bears, I was not really sure what I thought I’d experience. I knew we’d be seeing the bears, but I didn’t quite comprehend what I was about to experience. I fell into the routine of waders, mud, sand, the bears & other wildlife very quickly. From sun up to sun down, we existed amongst the coastal brown bears. Unlike inland bears, these bears are very sated with their food supply and for generations the cubs have grown up with photographers capturing them from a safe distance. With the watchful eye of a guide, we photographed these beauties for 5 days. • Our group could’ve stayed there much longer despite our sore and bruised bodies from carrying our long glass. I have many more images, be prepared for wildlife overload for the next while. • Tomorrow is Never Guaranteed Explore • Adventure • Photograph • #lakeclarknationalpark #silversalmoncreeklodge #coastalbrownbear #natgeowild #usnationalparks #wildlife #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seeker #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeofinstagram #explorealaska #travelalaska #visitalaska #alaskaphotography #alaskalife #NatGeoAlaska #nathanielsmalleyphotographer #travelphotography #wanderlust #yourshotphotographer #nikonusa #nikonglobal #nikonartists #nikonlove #myrrs #mytamracjourney #wayfarecollective #explore_adventure_photograph #theabstractlens
One of my favorite places in Alaska! Trying to get everything in focus I once again used the hyperfocal technique. Want to see this location for yourself? We will be visiting this spot during my 2019 "Into the Wild" photo tour. Visit the photo tours page on my website for all of the info! This image was made with a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 24-105mm F/4 lens at 32mm F/16 1/400th second at ISO 500 — hand held. Tags . . . #Alaska #Landscape #Nature #NatGeo #NatGeoAlaska #LifeOfAdventure #Rising_Masters #TeamCanon #NatureAlaska #SharingAlaska #UpperLeftUSA #PeoplesCreatives #AwesomeEarth #ThisIsAlaska #AlaskaIsBeautiful #LonelyPlanet #ic_landscapes #TravelAlaska #OurPlanetDaily #ResourceTravel #OptOutside #AlaskaLife #TheAlaskaLife #Instagram #Photography #LandscapePhotography #OutdoorPhotography #SchultzPhoto
Official Iditarod Artist Jon Van Zyle and I have collaborated on a new limited-edition metal artwork print. And now it is complete and available for ordering! We’re calling it: “Resting Under the Lights”. It’s a night-time photo of mine of the Aurora over the Chugach Mountains where Jon blended his custom painting of a trapper/musher resting with his Alaskan huskies on a lake shore. It’s a stunning 15” x 15” art on metal print ready to hang. It is a limited edition of 125 signed by both Jon and myself. I’m very blessed and grateful to be able to work with Jon on this blending of our two talents. If you purchased our first collaboration last year, “Reaching a Goal”, to raise money for my son Ben’s families to help after his accident, you can reserve the same limited edition number by following the instructions on the ordering page. Click the link in my bio to go to my website to read the full details and order yours today. Thanks for your support of our work!
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