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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Weekly Post, THE SONORAN DESERT: Visiting with Don Juan by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE SONORAN DESERT:  
Visiting with Don Juan
by Robert Glenn Ketchum



In 1988, I was contacted by Luther Propst, Director of the Rincon Institute of Tucson, AZ, who asked me if I could help them devise a campaign to protect a part of Saguaro National Monument from a massive real estate development that would disrupt substantial habitat.  I did so, and we not only succeeded in mitigating the development, we added 30,000 acres to the monument, and got it upgraded to National Park status.  While doing this work, I fell in love with the Sonoran Desert, returning to it repeatedly, and visiting the many varied parts of it in Arizona, Mexico, and Baja, CA.  This is the tale of those visits. 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Wednesday, September 21, 2022

THE SONORAN DESERT:  Visiting with Don Juan #127 
Sonora #127:
This rock island hosts a large cormorant colony, and the white is bird lime from all the pooping that is being done.

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Weekly Post, GETTING LOOPY: Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops by Robert Glenn Ketchum

 GETTING LOOPY:  Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops 

by Robert Glenn Ketchum

One of the greatest camping and hiking circuits to drive in the entire country, starts from my home in Los Angeles, passes through Nevada, into Utah, and on to Arizona, before heading back to LA. Along the way you can visit 3 state parks, 6 national parks, 1 national monument, and 1 national recreation area. If you wanted to put in some extra miles, you could add another national park, 2 more national monuments, and 2 more national recreation areas. I will call out the latter as we pass them, but my images will introduce you to all of the former. Come take a drive with me!




Wednesday, September 212022

GETTING LOOPY:  Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops, #73
GETTING LOOPY, #73:  
There are many established trails in Escalante that take you to specific places like the waterfall and pool in the previous post, but the terrain is such that can also do a lot of interesting wandering around. Here, Travis and I find ourselves on a white dome scattered with black rocks that came from where?

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