June 20, 2014
- as seen by -Steve Zack
Arctic Alaska is a stunning region for photography in the summer. Migratory wildlife come from all over the world to its exotic landscapes shaped by permafrost. WCS conservationists have helped protect 11 million acres of habitat in the largest public land in the U.S., the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. You haven’t heard of it? Few have.
I love taking wildlife pictures that capture the essence of the issues and the place. We need to characterize the risk to wildlife of oil development. This sunset was happening when the ducks suddenly moved into the picture. I had the wildlife and the sunset together. Sunset is so rare; I saw it only when we were there into August.