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Friday, August 31, 2007

Doug Hissom

Captain Doug Hissom and his somewhat trusty #4, Colville River, Alaska

Fairbanks Trainyard

Railcars containing oil and supplies staged in the trainyard, Fairbanks-Alaska

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Paleontologist Tony Fiorillo watches as a 600+ pound Ceratopsian skull is removed via helicopter slingload from bluffs along the Colville River

Tundra Tires II

Tundra Tires

A bush pilot launches a 1952 de Havilland Beaver off of a sandbar, Colville River, North Slope, Alaska


A group of Geologists, Paleontologists, and students pose for a group photo in a dome tent along the Colville River, North Slope, Alaska

Tupak II


This is an image of Tupak, a friend's cat who is in kidney failure. Tupak is one of the sweetest animals I know even though he has had a rough time of it in life. He has lost most of his hair, and is not long for this world. Lives of the gentile often seem too short.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Alaskan Caribou

In honor of the truly mesmerizing North Slope of Alaska I believe that the first photo on this blog must be a CARIBOU. This particular caribou came screaming out of the willows while I was working alongside the Colville River this summer