Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory
Click on the thumbnails to be taken to the appropriate pages with larger images.I went to the Yukon in 1967, after finishing university in Montreal. It was my first "real" job and the greatest adventure of my life. I stayed until 1975, when the job required that I move elsewhere. While a northern resident I travelled extensively about. I had never been "west" before and the scenery and wildlife were of consuming fascination to me. I had already become interested in photography and the north country was so full of opportunity to use my camera. I enjoyed these days immensely. I have many hundreds of images taken during these years . . . these are but a few of the most interesting ones.
Many of the wildlife photos were taken in what was then called "Mt. McKinley National Park". It has now rightfully reverted to "Denali National Park" after the aboriginal "Denali", meaning "The High One" as the natives called the highest peak in North America. During the late 60's, park authorities were very lenient in allowing access. That's not the case now, as visitors are confined to shuttlebuses. I got to enjoy this magnificent park as it should be enjoyed, most frequently in solitude and occasionally with a good friend . . . not packed into a noisy bus with strangers.
The four pictures opening my home page, the mountains of Sable Pass, the curious fox kit, the bull moose and the hawk owl were all taken in Denali, during these halcyon days of my youth.