Northern ALASKA: a bird’s eye view
Photographs by ©John D. Carlson

Through the spring and summer of 2011 John Carlson spent seven weeks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northern Alaska, filming scientists from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks as they gathered data sets from glaciers, rivers, and the Arctic Ocean.

These images, printed on canvas, were captured on those trips; flying over the Yukon River, other rivers in the Brooks mountain range watershed, and finally, over the Arctic Ocean.

Carlson was taken by, not only the beauty of this unspoiled wilderness, but how the perspective from above transformed these landscapes into interesting abstract images. These images were made flying 500 to 1500 feet above land below and are not filtered or manipulated to change the natural colors present at the time the photograph was made.

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