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Friday, September 30, 2022

Weekly Post, "The Daze of My Life: Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography"

The Daze of My Life:  Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography


Biographies are studies of someone's life based on cumulative research. Good ones may reveal something, but probably barely scratch the surface of what actually went on. The internet is allowing me to do something VERY different. 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Friday, September 30, 2022

The Daze of My Life:  Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography #324
Daze, #324:  
In 2007, the Natural World Museum, and Earth Awards Editions includes my work in a book they published entitled, “Art In Action” featuring artists worldwide whose work is environmentally political and making a difference. I also stop printing my traditional images and begin to use my huge library of photographs to create new digital compositions while I explore the complexities of the Adobe darkroom.

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An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island by Robert Glenn Ketchum

An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island by Robert Glenn Ketchum




To attempt some interesting kayak adventures, Carey and I needed a camp assistant, so Russell joined us to help.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Friday, September 30, 2022

An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island #35
Glacier Bay #35:  
The edge of the tundra meadow upon which we are camping gives way to some marbled granite, which eventually plunges down into the fjord. This is the view across the arm, and back towards the mouth of the fjord. That is one of many glaciers that reach tidewater in Johns Hopkins Inlet.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Weekly Post, "Welcome to Hotel California: Some Pictures from My Backyard" by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Welcome To Hotel California:  Some Pictures from My Backyard
by Robert Glenn Ketchum


I was born and grew up in Los Angeles. As my professional career developed, I traveled around the world working on various commissions, but seldom had opportunities to work in California. Nonetheless, I always came back “home,” and when there, I occasionally took pictures. For ten years I also taught a photography workshop on the Mendocino coast that provided some great visual moments as well. There is no “project” unifying these images, they are just my way of showing, “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”   
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Thursday, September 29, 2022

Hotel California, Some Pictures from My Backyard, #162
California #162:  
Big walls, late light,Yosemite.
 
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The North Pole: Sitting on Top of the World by Robert Glenn Ketchum

  The North Pole:  Sitting on Top of the World

by Robert Glenn Ketchum




In 1998, and again in 2002, I had the opportunity to visit The North Pole, Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, and Yuzhny. Both times the journey was made possible aboard a nuclear Russian ice-breaker. These were unusual voyages into a strange-beautiful landscape, like no other on the planet, so hop aboard, and I will take you to some places you might not ever see otherwise.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Thursday, September 29, 2022

The North Pole: Sitting on Top of the World, #50
North Pole #50:  
As we continue to navigate through the numerous islands of the Franz Josef Land archipelago, we encounter another large island that is completely ice-capped. This particular strait is also ice-choked. The frozen surface is not terribly thick, so it does not impede our icebreaker, but there is a good deal of crunching going on.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Weekly Post, THE SONORAN DESERT: Visiting with Don Juan by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE SONORAN DESERT: 
Visiting with Don Juan
by Robert Glenn Ketchum



In 1988, I was contacted by Luther Propst, Director of the Rincon Institute of Tucson, AZ, who asked me if I could help them devise a campaign to protect a part of Saguaro National Monument from a massive real estate development that would disrupt substantial habitat.  I did so, and we not only succeeded in mitigating the development, we added 30,000 acres to the monument, and got it upgraded to National Park status.  While doing this work, I fell in love with the Sonoran Desert, returning to it repeatedly, and visiting the many varied parts of it in Arizona, Mexico, and Baja, CA.  This is the tale of those visits. 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Wednesday, September 28, 2022

THE SONORAN DESERT:  Visiting with Don Juan #128 
Sonora #128:
No soil anywhere, just rock, but it does not seem to keep quite a variety of plant life from growing here.

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Weekly Post, GETTING LOOPY: Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops by Robert Glenn Ketchum

 GETTING LOOPY:  Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops

by Robert Glenn Ketchum

One of the greatest camping and hiking circuits to drive in the entire country, starts from my home in Los Angeles, passes through Nevada, into Utah, and on to Arizona, before heading back to LA. Along the way you can visit 3 state parks, 6 national parks, 1 national monument, and 1 national recreation area. If you wanted to put in some extra miles, you could add another national park, 2 more national monuments, and 2 more national recreation areas. I will call out the latter as we pass them, but my images will introduce you to all of the former. Come take a drive with me!




Wednesday, September 282022

GETTING LOOPY:  Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops, #74
GETTING LOOPY, #74:  
In many places in Escalante, even the steep terrain can be navigated because the rock structure has become a kind of staircase.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Weekly Post, NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures From Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum (Posts #425+)

 NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures From Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum


Since 1998, I have been working to protect southeast Alaska, and the fishery of Bristol Bay. The fishery is an annually renewable, BILLION-dollar-a-year industry that employs thousands and thousands of workers in multiple states. 2021 provided the largest commercial salmon catch in history (64-million+). There is no intelligent reason to allow the proposed development of the Pebble mine to go forward and imperil these resources. The United Tribes of Bristol Bay, the United Fishermen of Alaska, Trout Unlimited, Trustees For Alaska, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, all oppose the development. Even Alaskan Senator, Lisa Murkowski, has stated her opposition. The momentum is building. Now is the time to SAY NO TO THE PEBBLE MINE permanently! 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum





Tuesday, September 27, 2022

NO PEBBLE MINE, Pictures from Ground Zero #524
NO PEBBLE MINE #524: 
The 4,000,000+ acres of the Togiak National Wildlife Refugee are roadless wilderness and can only be approached from the air, or by water. There are hundreds of rivers and streams, and just as many lakes. These waters support a rich, and diverse, fish population that includes five species of salmon, and twenty-seven species of other fish which include Dolly Varden, Arctic graying, and rainbow trout. Many villages live subsistence lifestyles using the refuge’s resources, and sport fishermen come from all over the world, hoping to catch trophy salmon and trout.

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Weekly Post: THE TONGASS: Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees (#201+) by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE TONGASS:  Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees
by Robert Glenn Ketchum


In 1985, I began a 2-year commission to explore the Tongass rainforest, the largest forest in the United States Forest Service (USFS) system AND the largest temperate rainforest in the world. It was a unique, old-growth environment under siege from industrial logging. The resulting investigative book I published helped to pass the Tongass Timber Reform Bill, protect 1,000,000 acres of old-growth, and create 11 new wilderness areas. This is the story of how that was achieved.
~Robert Glenn Ketchum



Tuesday, September 27, 2022

THE TONGASS:  Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees, #318
Tongass, #318:  
Although there are about 17,000,000 acres in the Tongass rainforest, spread across 1000+ islands, there are many different habitats that vary widely from island to island. This image was made on Chichagof, part way up a mountainside where tundra meadows host small ponds, and lots of stunted trees. Quite a beautiful little microniche.

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