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Australian amateur photographer. All 📷 are mine. Fujifilm XT-1 Current series: Alaska 🇺🇸 Scroll down for: Norway 🇳🇴

Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

The majestic Margerie Glacier on a cloudy day. While it is not quite as strikingly blue as the Hubbard Glacier, Margerie is no less spectacular.

The still water in the bay and the overcast skies created a spectacular mirror effect.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Where the Hubbard Glacier meets Yakutat Bay.

A glacier is formed by the accumulation of layers of snow. The weight of the snow then creates a dense body of ice which starts to move down the mountain side following the pull of gravity.

Glacial ice looks blue largely for the same reason that large bodies of water, either fresh or sea, look blue. Water molecules absorb light of other colours within the spectrum more effectively. The second reason is due to the lack of air bubbles in glacier ice.

A glacier can take centuries to form and the result of simply mind blowingly beautiful.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

One of the most amazing experiences of my life was standing at the top of Ruth Glacier.

Ruth Glacier is a valley glacier found in Denali National Park. The glacier moves at a rate of 1m (3.3ft) a day and was estimated to be 1.2km (3,800ft) deep in 1983.

The Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier is the deepest of its kind in Earth. The walls on either side soar up to 1500m (5000ft), which would dwarf the Grand Canyon should the thousand year old ice melt away.

What's the most isolated place you've been to?
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Denali, the tallest non submerged mountain, base to peak, in the world! The summit is 20,310ft or 6,190m above sea level.

Whilst the Denali peak is not as high above sea level as Mount Everest, it cuts a more impressive figure because it is an isolated peak.

Clear blue skies greeted us on our sightseeing flight around Denali. We were granted an unobstructed view of the summit of the Mighty One!
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

The old steamboat Discovery on the River Chena.

The nearby wildfires filled the air with smoke by our second day in Fairbanks. The visibility was very poor and the smell was overpowering.

It somehow added to the mystique of this old boat, placing it back in time. The smoke almost added a sepia like filter to all of my photos that day.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

The banks of the River Chena.

We were greeted with gorgeous sunshine on our first day in Fairbanks. After spending 3 days in the Arctic Tundra in Barrow, this was an explosion of colour for us.

The effect of the midnight sun is clearly visible in the bright colours in the flora.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Barrow is home to a strong indigenous community, the Inupiat.

The younger generation of Inupiat are torn between the traditional way of their people and the modern world presented to them from not only the lower 49 states but also the middle and southern part of Alaska itself.

Whaling is a big part of Inupiat culture and I find myself conflicted in the matter. The animal conservationist in me believes that whales should not be hunted but I also respect their ancient way of life and the importance of not letting it slip away completely. I take some comfort from the fact that the number of bowhead whales that can be hunted each year is restricted and closely monitored.

This photo was taken at the famous Whale Bone Arch which is Barrow's most photographed spot.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

The main Street in Barrow.

The street sign hammers in the realisation that we are very far from everywhere in the world.

It was a balmy 13 degrees Celsius which is a bit of a heat wave for Barrow. Our hotel did not have any air conditioning, as you would expect this far up North. It was nice to get out and walk around town.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Welcome to Ukpiagvik. Barrow is the 11th Northernmost permanent community in the world.

When I started planning our Alaska trip, I first came across this community. The more I learned about it, the more determined I was to find a way for us to get there.

As it turned out, Barrow would be our first stop on our adventure. We arrived in Barrow in July 2015 right in the middle of the Midnight Sun season.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Who can tell me where this is?

I figured this would be the perfect way to say goodbye to Norway. On a boat, sailing under a bridge and looking back at fjords and mountains.

The time we spent in Norway was amazing. Norway is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to and Norwegians are some of the most beautiful people I have ever met.

Thank you for having me Norway! I will remember this adventure for the rest of my life. And I will definitely be back!

Love nature and landscapes, check out @el.vagabond . He's got an amazing gallery and doing some amazing work.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

The ocean on fire at sunset in Tromsø.

I took this photo from the Bruvegen on the way to Fjellheisen. I was amazed at how Tromsø would change her appearance multiple times throughout the day. Sunset was quite possibly my favourite.

I love this angle because you can see the Hurtigruten dock, the Scandic Ishavshotel (where we were based) and the beautiful harbourfront buildings. If you look closely, you can see a flock of blackbirds in the foreground.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

A big thank you to all my supporters! What started as a side project has allowed me to collect more than a 1000 followers and likes (on a single post) in one month.

Also, thank you @visitnorway for welcoming me into your beautiful country. Whether it was in @visittromso, @visitlofoten or @visitalta, I found myself surrounded by some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes.

I do have some more photos from my time in Norway to share with you but I'm also very excited about my next series, which will be in Alaska.

Now tell me, which one of the 9 photos I've collaged into this post is your favourite?
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Tromsø from the top of Mt Storsteinen just before the clouds took over.

We took the cable car up to the Fjellheisen viewing platform but I wasn't satisfied with the view there. So we went for a walk on the mountain itself to find a better viewpoint.

From this angle, you can see the Bruvegen bridge, the Ishavskatedralen and most of Tromsø. It was definitely worth the hike.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Blue hour in Tromsø.

We crossed the Bruvegen on a cold and blustery evening to get to the cable car to Fjellheisen. We passed the Arctic Cathedral on the way. It looked particularly majestic shrouded in blue at this time of the night.

You can spot the viewing platform on top of Mount Storsteinen on the right of the photo.
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Explosion of light in the night sky. We were having dinner in the main lodge when we got a call from one of the other guests who was on aurora watch.

I ran to our cabin, picked up the camera and tripod and rushed to the little hill at the back to set up.

Standing in the metre deep snow meant that our toes were starting to freeze but it was definitely worth it. We were treated to an hour long show of lights!
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

When blue hour meets the aurora!

On the way back from our snow shoe trek in the mountains, we could tell that the conditions were looking great for an aurora show that night. The forecast was good and the skies were completely clear.

And then, at around 6 pm, the first ribbons and coronas started appearing. It was the start of what would turn out to be a truly memorable night. .
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Photographer with a 12mm lens (@12mmlandscapes)

Footsteps in the snow at Ongajok Mountain Lodge.

Waking up every morning and stepping outside our cabin, I was amazed by the beauty of the surrounds. Being about 45 minutes drive from Alta town, we were definitely isolated.

We had amazing weather on most of the 4 days we spent at the lodge.
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