January 20, 2021
Besides abundant crops of Lowbush Cranberries and Crow Berries in my backyard, Reindeer Lichen also flourish. As the name suggests, this lichen and others are the staple food of caribou.
So each winter, as caribou wander the neighborhood in search of food, they frequent my backyard. I interrupted this female and her calf for a minute as they cleared away the snow, and then let them and their friends get back to grazing. (Click on the image to see the full vertical image)
Canon R5, EF100-400 f4.5-5.6L II at 400mm, exposure of 1/320 sec at f5.6, ISO 12,800, handheld.
December 25, 2020
Winter in Interior Alaska isn’t the most conducive place for photography. Only 45 minutes of sunlight makes it through the gap in the mountains, and the temperature outside is nearly -30ºF. After enduring 44 winters here, I’m not that anxious to freeze my fingers anymore.
So this month’s image idea appeared in front of me as I was preparing breakfast…
Apple iPhoneX, lens at 4mm, exposure of 1/15 sec at f1.8, ISO 100, handheld