Friday, June 27, 2014

2AM on the Tundra

Two in the morning is the time when the sun is at its lowest on the horizon and the shadows are the longest. The birds have gone to nest and the air is very still.  For us, it's an hour after lunch and an hour before the next coffee break.  One of the realities of summer above the arctic circle is that the sun is always up. For various logistical reasons, we have switched to the night shift for a few days.  The long shadows and harsh light make digging, screening, and photography more challenging, but its better than not being able to get to the sites at all. All of these photos were taken a two in the morning.

Photo Credits: Tim Rast


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