Unfortunately the Dalton takes a good amount of time to travel back and forth on, so after a day of going up to the campsite and a day heading back, we only had a few days to shoot the marmots. Factor in the rain we had and we ended up with one good day of shooting. This may sound bad but considering it’s fall in the Arctic and we had a sunny day of shooting, we got lucky! One good day is it all it takes and we had that. So on Friday we went back down the road to Fairbanks and on to the next area.
The next population that we worked with was the Hoary Marmots down at Wickersham dome. It was a popular area that in Summer is great for hiking on and during the winter is used as ski trails. Of course it’s also a great place to do some landscape shooting! Thankfully we had some clouds that day cuz the next day it was bald skies.
Images captured with D3, 24-70 AF-S, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film