Thursday, April 3, 2008

Abstract Ice

I was up north for work this week. The scenery this time of the year is always quite stunning with the spring sunlight brightening up the northern landscape. I came across some absolutely amazing abstract designs in the ice at Island Lake on the north side of the Brooks Range. The oily blackness of the clear ice contrasted beautifully with the delicate cracks that penetrated deep into the frozen medium.

We passed what must have been several hundreds of caribou grazing on the lichens protruding out of the tundra. It just amazes me the these large animals can survive on crunchy, frozen lichens all winter.

1 comment:

Torsten and Dirk said...

Thanks Ed,
you and your friends are the reason, that Alaska and their people will always be something special for us.
Your mates, Dirk and Torsten.