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Photographing Wild Bears of Alaska at Tuxedni Bay

When the plane left, I’ll admit, there was a sense of aloneness that fell over us. As the buzz of the Bush Hawk faded slowly away, we were indeed isolated. I can’t speak for everyone individually but here, on the north bank of Tuxedni Bay, this is about as far as I’ve ever been from civilization.

Man Busted Getting Into Water with Grizzlies for Photos

Here's a good example of how NOT to photograph grizzly bears out in the wild. This video shows a man who was caught on camera wading into Brooks River in Alaska and getting too close to feeding grizzly bears in order to snap some smartphone selfies and photos.

These Guys Launched a Sony a7S Into the Stratosphere to Shoot the Aurora

The folks at Night Crew Labs just created something awesome. In March, they strapped a Sony a7S and an external recorder to a weather balloon, and launched it up to about 78,000 feet. From there, they captured what they believe to be the "first ever" video of the Aurora Borealis from the stratosphere.

‘Studio’ Wildlife Portraits Captured with Camera Traps and Flashes

Photographer Jonny Armstrong's portfolio is filled with some of the most remarkable wildlife photos you'll ever see: many of the portraits have a studio-like quality to them, and they're often taken from just a few feet away.

The secret to Armstrong's work is that he's a master of camera trap photography, using remote cameras and triggers to catch creatures off guard when they're going about their business.

These Before and After Photos Show How Glaciers in the US Are Melting

Over the past several years, the U.S. Geological Survey has been shooting a "Repeat Photography" project in various locations to show how glacier ice has been retreating over the past century. Using photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s as references, photographers are rephotographing those same scenes to show how things have changed (and are changing).

This Magical Wildlife Sanctuary Lets Photographers Get Within Arm’s Reach of Giant Bears

If you ever find yourself as close to a wild bear as Drew Hamilton is in the video above, you're probably a little too close. Hamilton, a photographer and technician with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, captured the amazing footage while sitting with his camera on the bank of the McNeil River in Alaska. The bear simply strolled up and took a breather just several feet away from where Hamilton was sitting and snapping.

Gorgeous ‘Trash the Dress’ Wedding Photos Captured on a Stunning Glacier in Alaska

It takes work to stand out among today's wedding photographers. After all, you've got shots like these from Iceland to compete with, so how do you create photos that will widen eyes and loosen jaws?

Well, if you're photographer Josh Martinez from Chugach Peaks Photography, you helicopter the couple onto a glacier in Alaska and let nature do the talking while you take some pictures and ruin a wedding dress.

Unique Wedding Photographs Taken Inside an Ice Cave in Alaska

We promise we didn't plan it, but after sharing Josh Newton's amazing wildfire wedding photographs last month, we've managed to stumble across their antithesis today.

Last month it was wedding photos in front of a raging wildfire. This month we give you another beautifully-shot set of wedding pictures, this time taken inside a bonafide, had-to-kayak-to-get-there ice cave.

Photo of the Massive Wildfire in Alaska, As Seen from Space

When it comes to natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires, not even standard aerial photography can really cut it. To capture something that occurs on such a massive scale, you need a massive view, and so these disasters are often best visualized by NASA's satellites.

Stunning Aurora Borealis Photo Looks Like a Dog Jumping Through the Air

Time-lapse photographer Ole Salomonsen once referred to the aurora borealis as the 'polar spirits,' and characterized their movements as dancing. Well, after seeing the image above by photographer John Chumack we're tempted to conclude that the polar spirits have pets that do some jumping while their parents dance.

Photos of Alaskan Hunting Cabins Taken in Mid-Summer and Mid-Winter

When Seattle-based photographer Eirik Johnson went to photograph the hunting cabins of the Iñupiat people of Barrow, Alaska, he found something more than he expected. The resulting summer and winter combination series, dubbed Barrow Cabins, turned into "a meditation on the passage of time."