On Water

Picture Yourself in Alaska

(Photo/Julie Denesha)

This is the third year of  the Voices of the Wilderness artist residency in the Tongass National Forest.  It is an exceptional chance to travel with experienced Forest Rangers in pristine wilderness areas. The Juneau Empire recently published a story on the expanding program this year: Voices of the Wilderness program expands to include 7 areas. Entries are […]

Starfish

Starfish (Photo/Julie Denesha)

Low tide on Harbor Island is a magical time when creatures lurking beneath the water’s surface are revealed. It seems my capacity for taking photographs of starfish is endless.  I am still trolling through the images I made during the few short hours that tide was low on Harbor Island.

Sea Kayaking

Liz Gifford and Sean Rielly watch a calving from sea kayaks while they wait for an opportunity to land. (Photo/Julie Denesha)

Liz Gifford and Sean Rielly watch a calving from sea kayaks while they wait for an opportunity to land. Liz and Sean are as agile on water as they are on land. Much of the land managed by the Forest Service is accessible by water making their skills in a sea kayak an essential part […]

Icy Landscape

Faceted ice. (Photo/Julie Denesha)

Immense icebergs. Nothing quite prepares you for the infinitely varied and consistently stunning icebergs floating in Holkham Bay, southeast of Juneau, Alaska. Texture and color heighten the drama. The name iceberg refers to chunks of ice larger than 16 feet across. Smaller icebergs are known as bergy bits and growlers.

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