Dawn colors on Polar Bear Peak and Eagle Peak in Chugach State Park in Southcentral Alaska.

Sunrises in winter in Alaska can be quite dramatic. The warmth of the alpenglow belies the frigid temperature (I believe -5F on this day). I used the road as a leading line to the Chugach Mountains and the surrounding Eagle River Valley. The road ends a couple miles from where the photo was taken. The surrounding Chugach State Park encompasses half a million acres of rugged wilderness and is home to black and brown bears, moose, Dall sheep, coyotes, wolves, and lynx.


Photographer: Ray Bulson
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Ray Bulson is a freelance photographer based in Eagle River and specializes in fine art nature photography. He has been photographing for thirty years. His fine art landscapes have been exhibited at Ptarmigan Arts Gallery in Homer; North America Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA) Fine Art Exhibit; Rarefied Light; and the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers’ alaskaWILD shows. Corporate collectors include Providence Hospital and Ashland Chemical. Ray teaches several digital photography and post-processing workshops in the Anchorage area. He currently serves as President of the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers.

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