Ron Karpilo Photography and Geologyron@karpilo.com

Denali National Park Road View Project

Denali National Park Road View Project

During the 2013 summer I created panoramic imagery of the 92.5 mile long Denali National Park Road similar to Google Street View, using a 360 degree camera system I made with four GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Cameras mounted on the roof of my 2012 Subaru Forester.

Wonder Lake Ranger Station Changes 1963 - 2012

Wonder Lake Ranger Station Changes 1963 – 2012

Repeat photo pair showing vegetation change between 1963 and 2012 at the Wonder Lake Ranger Station and Denali Park Road in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan

The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan

Today the UPS delivered my copies of the recently released “The Dust Bowl” PBS documentary film by Ken Burns and the companion book “The Dust Bowl, an Illustrated History” by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.

Aurora Borealis over Anchorage Alaska

Aurora Borealis over Anchorage Alaska

October 12, 2012 photos by Ron Karpilo of the Aurora Borealis over Chugach State Park and the city lights of Anchorage as viewed from the upper hillside area of Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska Range Panorama Repeat Photography

Alaska Range Panorama Repeat Photography

This a video I put together using a panoramic repeat photo pair that I made last summer in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The pair shows 95 years of change of the Polycrome Glaciers and the Alaska Range in Denali NP.

Denali National Park Road View Project
Denali National Park Road View Project

During the 2013 summer I created panoramic imagery of the 92.5 mile long Denali National Park Road similar to Google Street View, using a 360 degree camera system I made with four GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Cameras mounted on the roof of my 2012 Subaru Forester.

Wonder Lake Ranger Station Changes 1963 – 2012
Wonder Lake Ranger Station Changes 1963 - 2012

Repeat photo pair showing vegetation change between 1963 and 2012 at the Wonder Lake Ranger Station and Denali Park Road in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan

Today the UPS delivered my copies of the recently released “The Dust Bowl” PBS documentary film by Ken Burns and the companion book “The Dust Bowl, an Illustrated History” by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.

Aurora Borealis over Anchorage Alaska
Aurora Borealis over Anchorage Alaska

October 12, 2012 photos by Ron Karpilo of the Aurora Borealis over Chugach State Park and the city lights of Anchorage as viewed from the upper hillside area of Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska Range Panorama Repeat Photography
Alaska Range Panorama Repeat Photography

This a video I put together using a panoramic repeat photo pair that I made last summer in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The pair shows 95 years of change of the Polycrome Glaciers and the Alaska Range in Denali NP.

Polycrome Glacier Change, Denali NP
Polycrome Glacier Change, Denali NP

Repeat photography showing 95 years of melting of the Polycrome Glaciers in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. On June 26, 2011 Ron Karpilo repeated a photo taken near Polycrome Pass on July 18, 1916 by U.S. Geological Survey geologist Stephen Reid Capps.

2012 Denali National Park Repeat Photography
2012 Denali National Park Repeat Photography

This summer Lacy and I spent several weeks in Denali National Park working on a repeat photography project documenting changes in the park natural and cultural resources. Here’s a photo from one of our photo locations near Wonder Lake.

East Fork Toklat Repeat Photography
East Fork Toklat Repeat Photography

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the repeat photo pairs I created earlier this summer in Denali National Park, Alaska during my fieldwork for my Murie Science and Learning Center Fellowship S.R. Capps Project:

Stephen Reid Capps Project
Stephen Reid Capps Project

This summer I’m beginning work on a project reconstructing and mapping the 1916 and 1919 scientific field investigations of U.S. Geological Survey geologist Stephen Reid Capps in the Denali National Park and Preserve area of Alaska.

Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Summer/Winter
Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Summer/Winter

We have a Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) that has been living under our deck and spends a lot of time in our backyard in Anchorage, Alaska. It’s been fun watching him (we assume it’s a male) his fur change from his brown summer morph to his white winter morph.

1915 Alaska Fieldwork by Stephen R. Capps – Part 2
1915 Alaska Fieldwork by Stephen R. Capps - Part 2

Stephen Reid Capps faced significant challenges traveling and conducting geology fieldwork in remote Alaska in 1915. Travel throughout Alaska at the beginning of the 20th century was limited by the general lack of road and rail infrastructure and typically required travel by foot, horse, dogsled, or boat.

Raven Glacier Change 1915 to 2010
Raven Glacier Change 1915 to 2010

Repeat photography of Raven Glacier at Crow Pass in Chugach National Forest, Alaska (1915 to 2010). In the 95 years between images, Raven Glacier has significantly thinned and retreated.