34 comments on “Winter Light and Polar Bear Prints, Point Hope, Alaska

  1. I’m sure the pictures do not do it justice. In person I’m sure the sky’s are absolutely Breath Taking..You’re very lucky people:)

    • Before we got into photography (to the degree we’re now into it), we’d read about photographers and artists specifically going to places for the special light there. The Arctic is like that. Each day, we look forward to finding out what the light is going to be like.

  2. Wonderful shots and words on this one! I love seeing images that remind me of my days in the village. I hope you continue to take some shots as the winter progresses. Cheers and thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for the compliment. We will indeed continue to try to capture the winter as it unfolds and turns to spring. We’re really looking forward to getting out on the ice again. If you haven’t already taken a look at our posts about whaling and whaling camp, I think you’d enjoy them. Thanks for reading!

  3. Absolutely breathtaking! I’m from India and live in Dubai… this is such a change of pace. Every morning I look at your blog to be inspired and humbled. My husband and I dream of visiting Point Hope someday. I miss sharing life with nature back home. Thank you for all the inspiration 🙂

    • Thanks, Archie. Some years ago saw a film about fishing in the mountains in India… the river and the scenery were beautiful, and those images have remained in our minds. Also, the cities seem so vibrant and full of color. We would love to visit India!

  4. No polar bears here near Palmer, but lots of blacks and occasional grizz. Nature & the wildlife are part of why I love living in AK. My old bones aren’t enjoying the cold as much anymore, but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Beautiful pictures!

    • Thanks for reading, Amber! There’s a great line from the book (and movie) “A River Runs Through It.” The older brother suggests to his younger brother that he come with him to Chicago, to which the younger brother replies, “Oh, brother, I’ll never leave Montana.” That’s how we feel about Alaska. Can’t believe our good fortune to be up here!

  5. OH MAN! Polar bear!! Why didn’t you guys call me?
    Seriously, though. Beautiful description and winter light. Thank you for sharing a piece of Point Hope in December with us!

  6. Stunning…dazzling…incredible…radiant. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe those pictures of your Arctic sky. So I’ll just focus on the tracks and go with “how very beary”! Thanks for the great snapshots.

  7. Hmm, kinda makes me miss winter right now. Kinda. Great shots and story. Cheers from just south of the Equator ;>)

  8. Got a one night view of the Northern Lights here in PA last Fall . I’m sure it doesn’t compare with AK.

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