The purpose of this blog is to show off John Lofgreen's Alaskan world through his wildlife art and nature photography. It will explain his painting techniques, and report on his latest activities including exotic journeys around the world.
For the past several days, this whole region of Alaska has been socked in by a dense cover of ice fog. This afternoon the fog lifted for a few hours to reveal a frosty winter wonderland. After lunch I set out with my camera to get a few photos. I did'nt get far. In my driveway I heard the soft peeps of Bohemian Waxwings. When I looked up to spot them, I was impressed by the view I got of the waxwings in the Mountain Ash trees, growing alongside my driveway. I began photographing them, and kept at it until my fingers were numb from the cold. I shot 146 photos altogether. Here are just a few examples.
Bohemian Waxwings would not be here at this time of year were it not for the many ornamental, Mountain Ash trees that have been planted all over town. When the berries run out, the waxwings move on.
These guys are such elegant birds. They are certainly a bright spot in the long, dreary , Alaska winters.