There are few places in the United States that still feel ‘wild’, but Alaska hasn’t changed much over the years. The state is home to millions of acres of National Parks so remote that they aren’t accessible by car. So it would seem an impossible task to see anything worthwhile over just a four day trip, but as photographer and filmmaker Stan Moniz shows us, Alaska has so much wild, it’s hard to not find some over a short period.
Moniz traveled to Alaska with nine other photographers from the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective, a group of ambassadors using Sony camera systems. I love what Sony is doing with the Collective. They seem to take the members on endless trips to capture beautiful and exciting content. This cold Alaska journey is a far cry from the recent tropical adventure in the British Virgin Islands.
Moniz and the team packed in alot of adventure into their four days. They flew in a float plane to see bears in their natural habitat and hiked on a glacier, but as is with any photography trip, a little luck is needed as well. And luck was on their side as the Collective members witnessed a spectacular aurora display.
Moniz’s film and photos add to a long list of stories that we have shared that prove that Alaska should be on every nature lover’s bucket list. But for those of us with limited time, he also proves that their is plenty to be experienced in four days in Alaska.