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.  On June 26, 2011 I repeated a three image panorama taken from near Polycrome Pass on July 18, 1916 by U.S. Geological Survey geologist Stephen Reid Capps.

Notable changes visible in the photo pair include significant melting of the Polychrome Glaciers, drying of the large pond in the foreground and development of several new ponds related to permafrost melting and thermokarst development, shift in vegetation from primarily low tundra to willow and thick brush, and construction of the park road (a glimpse of a curve of the dirt road is visible above the left-most pond).

This is a video with a zoomed in view of the of the Polycrome Glaciers:

Here are a few other posts about my Denali repeat photography projects:

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