Exploring an ice cave beneath the Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Alaska. As the Mendenhall Glacier is retreating, it creates ice caves as the meltwater melts out underneath the ice. The Mendenhall has retreated 1.75 miles since 1929 and continues to retreat. The blue ice is hundreds of years old at the terminus of the galcier and absorbs all wavelengths of light except blue, giving the glacier it's incredible blue colors. Follow me @materas for more images like this Alaska and around the world. #icecave#sonyalpha#glacier
I think this photo perfectly summarizes the pace of our recent trip to Alberta. As fast as possible, with no breaks in sight. // Nevertheless, I am home for a few days to rest and to edit all the photos that we will send out to the brands involved with the trip; in hopes that I will be able to get all the images finalized before heading to Eastern Europe with a completely different team to essentially do the whole thing over again.
Made it up to Mt. St. Helens this past weekend to see the wildflowers. Oh and the wind! Wow did it ever blow. The camera was turning white with ash, but when it got into my eyes and wearing contacts I had to call it an evening. Hiked back to the car squinting with tears.
There’s something eye catching to me about the Big Dipper. Sure, it’s not the Milky Way, not some smaller or more unique constellation. But it’s always out in the open, easy to find, begging to be gazed up at and photographed.