Alaska Unseen

Discover Unseen Beauty in the Natural World

Bob Kaufman
Bob Kaufman
Bob Kaufman
Bob Kaufman

across Alaska

Meet Bob

In the spring of 1986, while working for a consulting firm in Boston, Bob made the fateful decision to come to Alaska and climb Mt. McKinley. It was a decision that would change the arc of his life. Four years later, he moved to Alaska and started a media company which includes Alaska.org. Bob resides in Anchorage with his wife Yael and three children: Ari, Alana, and Adam. Read about the moment when everything changed.

Bob Kaufman Helicopter
Bob Kaufman

Journal

May 9, 2019

Strandline Lake In Winter

Within an hour flight of Anchorage lie two of the largest ice-dammed lakes in the world. In an age of thinning glacial ice, these rare natural spectacles could vanish at any time. I make it a point to photograph them both summer and winter.

Apr 5, 2019

Aerial Photography Among Alaska’s High Peaks

In this post and short video, I describe the challenge of aerial photography from a helicopter in one of the world’s most demanding aviation environments: an unforgiving otherworld of rock and ice nearly three miles into the earth’s atmosphere above Alaska.

Apr 10, 2019

Wind Painting on the Susitna Duck Flats

I experiment with a new technique called timelapse stacking–and come back quite pleased with the results.

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Bob Kaufman