Month: December 2013

Stalking the northern lights: Tips to predict, follow and photograph the aurora borealis

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Floor-to-ceiling Aurora Borealis display on March 17, 2013 in Kodiak, Alaska.

During the wee hours of St. Patrick’s Day 2013, I stood with two fellow photographers on a gravel causeway flanked by mountains on one side and the Pacific ocean on the other. Above us, the northern lights shimmered and flowed like

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Christmas outside the box: A plea to recycle cardboard

I live on Kodiak Island, in the NW corner of the Gulf of Alaska. It’s a piece of heaven. Bears, northern lights, puffins, fishing boats–all great stuff to photograph.

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