The lights of town as seen from the abanonded Gibson Cove Cannery. Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Gibson Cove Cannery

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The general atmosphere, lighting, and drastic color pallet change of the night can make even the most uninteresting, rather ugly subjects, take on a whole new visual and emotional appeal. This image is of an old, abandoned fish cannery during a cold winter night. It is certainly not usually an attractive or popular place to […]

An Alaskan grizzly bear takes a winter nap. Joseph Classen.

Sleeping Beauty Grizzly Bear

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I photographed this grizzly bear on the mainland of Alaska. While it looks like winter, it was actually a rather warm, spring day…by Alaska standards. That bear had been quite active on the morning I photographed it. He was wrestling around with another young bear, eating and chewing on whatever he could find in the […]

Bruce "Buck" Nelson interview with Joe Classen

1000 Miles Across the Alaskan Wilderness…Alone! – An Interview with Buck Nelson

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For three years I produced and hosted a nationally syndicated radio show called Faith Adventures. The theme of the show, in general, was a combination of outdoor adventure and Christian spirituality. The first half of each episode included interviews with a wide variety of interesting folks…discussing a wide variety of outdoor topics…and the second half […]

A bald eagle sits in a tree during a snow storm on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Winter Silence

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After having photographed countless majestic bald eagles in Alaska, it’s very difficult to pick out a personal favorite. I take thousands of photos of eagles each year, but only a small amount of those make the cut and are added to my collection. And, out of those, most end up as stock photos or images […]

A stunning display of the aurora borealis over the Olds River of Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Olds River Aurora

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I captured this image of the northern lights at the Olds River, on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Like most aurora borealis photo shoots, it was a bitterly cold winter outing, and the only one foolish enough to head out on the abandoned, ice-covered roads in the middle of the night was yours truly. However, it was a […]