Social media unites Juneau photographers Hobby photographer Ron Gile and several photographer friends who also lived in Juneau would often take pictures of Romeo, the famous wolf that frequented Mendenhall Glacier. “Every time someone saw the wolf we had to call four or five people,” Gile says. “We thought, ‘Why don’t we just make a thing on Facebook where we can make one announcement.’” Gile started the page titled Juneau Photo Group and invited a few friends. They shared pictures of Romeo and of Juneau landscapes among themselves. Then it grew. Other photographers started to join. They all helped each other, openly shared where photos were taken, and even gathered in person biweekly for photo sessions. It continued to grow, out from Juneau, attracting interest around the state and from tourists who traveled through on cruise ships. The page now has over 12,700 members, and 15 to 20 more requests…
What we’re looking forward to in 2018 2017 was a great year. As always, we’re excited to make the most of 2018. Here’s a 2018 bucket list of Alaska things we hope to check off this year. Finally capturing the elusive Alaska photograph There are some images that just embody Alaska. Talented and patient photographers are lucky enough to capture these images, and kind enough to share them with the rest of us. Here’s to hoping 2018 will be the year when the rest of us get a chance to be behind the lens for some iconic and elusive shots. A sample wish list: a blonde wolf; a Katmai bear catching a fish at the top of McNeil Falls; an orca whale breaching; thousands of migrating caribou. Visiting new places Alaska is a vast and varied state, and it seems like there’s always more to see. A new year is…
A tribute to Chase
(from the February 2012 issue)
Planning a trip to Alaska? Or looking for somewhere off the beaten path? Here are some spots that should not be missed.
Pack Creek offers visitors a chance to see bears in their natural environment.
On the road to life in rural Alaska.
Winter is the heart and soul of the Mendenhall Glacier.
Native Alaskans revere their past, present, future.
[by Steve Quin]