We were fortunate to be able to visit Denali National Park in May 2016. Although we didn’t know it at the time, May is probably the best time to visit the park. Around the beginning of June, the plants leaf out and it’s much harder to spot the amazing wildlife. I also like the incredible colors you see before everything greens up.
This is a photo of Polychrome Pass which, to me, is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. It’s rugged and ancient and epitomizes the term “wilderness.”
Everything is just beginning to green up, giving just a bit of color to an otherwise monochromatic scene. You see one of the many braided rivers that crisscross Alaska and the row after row of mountains are evidence of how, over millions of years, the land has shifted and pushed the land skyward.
I was fascinated by the landscape and, even today, I love looking at the photograph.