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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Weekly Post, NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures From Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum (Posts #426+)

 NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures From Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum


Since 1998, I have been working to protect southeast Alaska, and the fishery of Bristol Bay. The fishery is an annually renewable, BILLION-dollar-a-year industry that employs thousands and thousands of workers in multiple states. 2021 provided the largest commercial salmon catch in history (64-million+). There is no intelligent reason to allow the proposed development of the Pebble mine to go forward and imperil these resources. The United Tribes of Bristol Bay, the United Fishermen of Alaska, Trout Unlimited, Trustees For Alaska, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, all oppose the development. Even Alaskan Senator, Lisa Murkowski, has stated her opposition. The momentum is building. Now is the time to SAY NO TO THE PEBBLE MINE permanently! 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NO PEBBLE MINE, Pictures from Ground Zero #524
NO PEBBLE MINE #524: 
The 4,000,000+ acres of the Togiak National Wildlife Refugee are roadless wilderness and can only be approached from the air, or by water. There are hundreds of rivers and streams, and just as many lakes. These waters support a rich, and diverse, fish population that includes five species of salmon, and twenty-seven species of other fish which include Dolly Varden, Arctic graying, and rainbow trout. Many villages live subsistence lifestyles using the refuge’s resources, and sport fishermen come from all over the world, hoping to catch trophy salmon and trout.

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Weekly Post: THE TONGASS: Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees (#201+) by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE TONGASS:  Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees
by Robert Glenn Ketchum


In 1985, I began a 2-year commission to explore the Tongass rainforest, the largest forest in the United States Forest Service (USFS) system AND the largest temperate rainforest in the world. It was a unique, old-growth environment under siege from industrial logging. The resulting investigative book I published helped to pass the Tongass Timber Reform Bill, protect 1,000,000 acres of old-growth, and create 11 new wilderness areas. This is the story of how that was achieved.
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Tuesday, September 27, 2022

THE TONGASS:  Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees, #318
Tongass, #318:  
Although there are about 17,000,000 acres in the Tongass rainforest, spread across 1000+ islands, there are many different habitats that vary widely from island to island. This image was made on Chichagof, part way up a mountainside where tundra meadows host small ponds, and lots of stunted trees. Quite a beautiful little microniche.

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Monday, September 26, 2022

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – A River Runs Through It by Robert Glenn Ketchum

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – 
A River Runs Through It
by Robert Glenn Ketchum



In 1985, I received a commission from Tom Cousins, a significant Atlanta real estate developer, collector, and on the board of the High Museum, to photograph the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, which includes part of suburban Atlanta.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum





Monday, September 26, 2022

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – A River Runs Through It #8
Chattahoochee #8:  
The diversity of trees in the Chattahoochee National Forest host a stunning display of color in the fall, but in the spring, it is colorful in another way. Many of the trees flower, and each tree species has its own shade of green.


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Denali: Crown Jewel of our National Parks by Robert Glenn Ketchum

 Denali:  Crown Jewel of our National Parks

by Robert Glenn Ketchum




Starting in 1985, I spent 24yrs. visiting Alaska several times each year. Of the many places that I went, my favorite was to stay at Camp Denali, where I often lectured and taught workshops. These images were all created during those numerous visits.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Monday, September 26, 2022

Denali:   Crown Jewel of our National Parks #12
Denali #12:  
After an all night rain, the fall landscape of Denali National Park is aglow with saturated color.


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Friday, September 23, 2022

The Daze of My Life: Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography

The Daze of My Life:  Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography


Biographies are studies of someone's life based on cumulative research. Good ones may reveal something, but probably barely scratch the surface of what actually went on. The internet is allowing me to do something VERY different. 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum





Friday, September 23, 2022

The Daze of My Life:  Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography #323
Daze, #323:  
As we crossed the Labrador Sea from Greenland, we encountered some huge icebergs that had been calved by the glaciers melting down in Greenland. On this particular night, the sun has already set, but there is still a lot of color in the late night sky, and the glassy surface of this berg is reflecting some of it.

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An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island by Robert Glenn Ketchum

  An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island by Robert Glenn Ketchum




To attempt some interesting kayak adventures, Carey and I needed a camp assistant, so Russell joined us to help.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Friday, September 23, 2022

An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island #34
Glacier Bay #34:  
The closest we came to ever having company, was on the morning of the 4th day, a Princess Cruise boat came into the head of the inlet. There was a lot of ice, so they did not venture down the arm, they were just having a look around. But, a cruise boat is a large vessel, and their presence offered a striking contrast to the scale of the landscape in which we found ourselves. As you can see here, this huge ship looks like a small charter vessel against the backdrop of Johns Hopkins Inlet.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Welcome to Hotel California: Some Pictures from My Backyard by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Welcome To Hotel California:  Some Pictures from My Backyard
by Robert Glenn Ketchum


I was born and grew up in Los Angeles. As my professional career developed, I traveled around the world working on various commissions, but seldom had opportunities to work in California. Nonetheless, I always came back “home,” and when there, I occasionally took pictures. For ten years I also taught a photography workshop on the Mendocino coast that provided some great visual moments as well. There is no “project” unifying these images, they are just my way of showing, “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”   
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Thursday, September 22, 2022

Hotel California, Some Pictures from My Backyard, #161
California #161:  
Spring green comes to the cattle pastures at Rancho San Carlos.

 
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The North Pole: Sitting on Top of the World by Robert Glenn Ketchum

  The North Pole:  Sitting on Top of the World

by Robert Glenn Ketchum




In 1998, and again in 2002, I had the opportunity to visit The North Pole, Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, and Yuzhny. Both times the journey was made possible aboard a nuclear Russian ice-breaker. These were unusual voyages into a strange-beautiful landscape, like no other on the planet, so hop aboard, and I will take you to some places you might not ever see otherwise.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Thursday, September 22, 2022

The North Pole: Sitting on Top of the World, #49
North Pole #49:  
As we journey on, we pass by another low, flat island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago, completely covered by an icecap. The streaming weather opens every once in awhile to let in some small rays of sunlight. I am grateful to able to work from the bridge, because outside there is a freezing cold wind blowing.


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Monday, August 1, 2022

Weekly Post, High and Wild: Three Years of Wandering in the Wind Rivers (#101+)

High and Wild: Three Years of Wandering in the Wind Rivers
by Robert Glenn Ketchum



After receiving my MFA from CalArts, I was invited by Bill Lund, Sharon Disney’s husband, to come stay at the families' Diamond-D Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. Bill thought I might like to photograph in the nearby Wind River Mountains, which I did, backpacking through them extensively over the next three summers. Welcome to a world of big granite walls and huge alpine lakes!
~Robert Glenn Ketchum



Monday, August 1, 2022

High and Wild:  Three Years of Wandering in the Wind Rivers, #259 
Wind Rivers, #259:  
By the time we got back to our camp at Clear Lake, the wind had died down substantially, and our camp cook was prepping a meal, having already built a warming fire. We got through dinner undisturbed, a but shortly thereafter, another howling electric storm swept over us, so we all took cover in the tents. It did not last all that long, and when we emerged, it was to find Haystack Mountain glowing gold in the late light. In the morning we would pack up and walk out, so after several years of backpacking throughout the Wind River range, this would be my last picture of those mountains. I hope you have enjoyed the adventures detailed in this blog.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Weekly Post, GREENLAND, LABRADOR, and BAFFIN ISLAND: A Climate Change Research Expedition in the North Atlantic

GREENLAND, LABRADOR, and BAFFIN ISLAND:  A Climate Change Research Expedition in the North Atlantic by Robert Glenn Ketchum


 
In 2006, I was invited to participate in a Zegrahm expedition sponsored by the Harvard Museum of Natural History, The Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund. I was to lecture aboard the ship, and to participate onshore, when visiting Inuit communities to discuss the effects of climate change on their lives. The trip would travel along the coast of southeastern Greenland, crossing the Labrador Sea, to the northwest coast of Labrador, and the southwest coast of Baffin Island.
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Monday, July 4, 2022 

GREENLAND, LABRADOR, and BAFFIN ISLAND:  A Climate Change Research Expedition in the North Atlantic, #91
GLB #91:  
We arrived in the harbor of Iqualuit precisely at the highest tide, so our large party, and all of our gear, were loaded into numerous Zodiacs and taken ashore, allowing our clipper to retreat to deeper water before the tide turned. It was still morning, and our flight home did not leave for several hours, so a bus was arranged to take our luggage to the airport, and we were free to wander about the town. Hysterically, we had street maps to help us find points of interest, but they were useless. Not only were the street names unintelligible, such as Kangiqsliniq, or Niaqunngusiariaq, but all the signage was written in Inuktitut), the Inuit alphabet, which as you can see here is quite bewildering. A humorous several hours was had by all.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Weekly Post, THE CUYAHOGA RIVER VALLEY: From Flames to Fame by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE CUYAHOGA RIVER VALLEY: 
From Flames to Fame
by Robert Glenn Ketchum



In 1986, I was given a commission from the Akron Art Museum and the National Park Service to photograph the recently created Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. My work helped put that location on the map, and since then, the NRA has been upgraded to National Park status, becoming one of the most visited parks in the national system.
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Friday, January 28, 2022

Cuyahoga River Valley:  From Flames to Fame #98
Cuyahoga #98:  
The Kendall Hills, one of the most popular areas of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is the perfect image to close this blog, I hope you have enjoyed the tour. Now, we are headed for Alaska.

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