A beautiful sunrise at Mayflower Beach on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Mayflower Beach Sunrise

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I featured this photo several months ago, and due to popular demand, and the fact that many missed out on the sale price, I’m featuring it once more as the Photo of the Month for July. This sunrise image is quite possibly my number #1 most popular photograph. It was first featured in the September 2013 […]

A pair of bald eagles sing while enjoying a meal on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Songbirds

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Unbeknownst to many who are not able to spend time around these magnificent raptors, eagles are actually very vocal birds. Though their musical vocabulary consists mostly of high-pitched whistle sounds and their famous “screams,” it’s always wonderful to watch and listen to eagles communicating back and forth. Sometimes they talk to each other with these […]

A beautiful sunrise at Mayflower Beach on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Mayflower Beach Sunrise

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This sunrise image is quite possibly my number #1 most popular photograph. It was first featured in the September 2013 issue of Alaska Magazine as a full, two-page spread. Since then, it has been seen and showcased all over the world. As of 2017, it is exclusively available only as a limited edition fine art […]

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 […]

A beautiful sunrise at Spruce Cape on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Spruce Cape Sunrise #2

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Spruce Cape, located on Kodiak Island, Alaska, is known for getting some of the most ferocious winds and extreme weather that makes its way across the island. When a storm rolls in, Spruce Cape is mean and nasty! Perhaps this is why the Navy Seals Cold Weather Warfare Training Center is located there. It’s the […]

Abercrombie beach. Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Peaceful Winter Beach

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When I can’t find, or run out of, the traditional “snow-covered stuff” that becomes the primary focus of my winter photography efforts, I often find myself heading to the ocean to capture what I refer to as seascapes. It is precisely because of the specific contrasts and color schemes that are generated by winter that […]

A bald eagle sits on top the cross of a Russian Orthodox Church. Kodiak Island Alaska. Joseph Classen.

Steeple Eagle #1

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Among the many magnificent creatures that call Alaska home, the bald eagle is at the top of the list. In fact, half of the world’s population of eagles live in the 49th state…that’s around 30,000! Eagles especially thrive in the coastal areas of the state, such as Kodiak Island, where a variety of food is […]