2014 in Review : A Good Year!

It’s incredible that one 36th of the year is already gone as I type this. Weren’t we just clinking champagne glasses as the ball dropped in New York just last night? As 2015 begins, I wanted to take the time to thank all who support this blog and my writing. I would not just write to myself; your comments and input are much appreciated!

I am incredibly thankful for my time here in Alaska. My travels have taken me to hundreds of miles south to enjoy the coastal ranges in Anchorage and Seward. In the opposite direction, I have beaten the punishing gravel of the haul road to cross the Brooks Range onto the Northslope three times. Within the Alaskan wilderness I have hunted big game, fished its rivers, and enjoyed bears, fox, and wolves, along with a plethora of bird species. During the dark skies of winter I have been graced by the dancing Northern Lights and cloaked in inky darkness. I have found there is always something to do in Alaska, and I feel that in the last 365 days I have had the adventures worthy of two year. It has indeed been a good year!

Below is a small gallery of the hundreds of photos that have been taken in Alaska during 2014 and featured in the blog. I have opted out of any captions, but if you would like to know more about an image, leave a comment. Thanks again everyone, and here’s to 2015!

January


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February


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March


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April


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May


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June


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July


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August


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September


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October


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November


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December


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22 thoughts on “2014 in Review : A Good Year!”

  1. From the grand vistas to the tiny pieces of art just lying on the ground waiting for discovery, you’ve captured so much of what makes Alaska the intriguing frontier that it is. I’m excited for the documentary of 2015!

  2. Thank you, Ian, for sharing Alaska with us through your eyes and adventures. We have so appreciated seeing the scapes, skies, and creatures in your images. We would not have the opportunity, otherwise.
    Peggy

  3. I enjoy these year-in-review vignettes. It gives both poster and reader an opportunity to revisit and reflect. You have some excellent pictures. Keep at it because you do have fans, you know.
    Are you and Kassie following Jim Brandburg’s 365 project? It’s one daily, 30 to 50 second, unnarrated video clip. Partly, I like it is because it isn’t a big time commitment, and it’s set up like a slide show, so I can go back and forth with the on-screen arrow tabs. Jess sent me the link.

    1. Thanks Sandy, am now following his Facebook page. I’ve seen his work in Minnesota Volunteer magazine, but hadn’t looked at his online presence. I must say, I’m a bit jealous! Have considered a taking on a project like that for myself this year, but am already finding the time to do it is tough. That toughness is compounded by the short light hours in Alaska this time of year. Thank you for your support in 2014!

  4. Ian, 2014 has certainly been a great year for viewing the beauty of Alaska, however dark, cold or stark, thanks for sharing
    Peter

  5. Thanks Vika! The dog sled was taken at Black Spruce Dog Sledding. They are on Murphy Dome and run a great operation! The cliff is up on Rainbow Peak in the Chugach Mountains. That’s overlooking Turnigan Arm and anchorage is another 10-miles or so to the right in that photo.

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