Aurora at Red Squirrel Pond in the Chena Rec Area in Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

Aurora at Red Squirrel Pond in the Chena Rec Area in Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

The wilds and wonders of NW Canada and Alaska

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Traveler’s Journal

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21

Where: Guy Cole Event Center, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Cost: Suggested $5 donation (adults); 18 and younger, free

Presenters: Ken and Mary Campbell

Presentation: ‘The Wilds and Wonders of NW Canada and Alaska’

We have been photographing nature for more than 35 years together making trips to all seven continents in search of extraordinary wildlife.

Images are taken with an eye on capturing wildlife in action or reflecting the natural beauty of the world around us.

Business owners originally from New Hampshire, we joined Merrimack Valley Camera Club in Andover, Mass., to help improve our photography skills.

Ken taught photography classes and became a photo judge for the New England Camera Club Council. He traveled around New England judging photographic competitions. We were both juried members of the prestigious League of New Hampshire Craftsmen as photographers.

We have had photographs published in many local and national magazines, brochures and calendars. We have worked as bio-reporters providing photographic images to GLOBIO, an educational website designed to connect people to the awe, magic and wonder of life on Earth.

We also provide presentations to various community groups including camera clubs, garden clubs, schools, senior groups and conservation organizations to teach others about global biodiversity.

We moved to Port Angeles in 2007 looking for a home with more wildlife viewing opportunities. The many hours spent near our home along the Olympic Discovery Trail and in Olympic National Park have provided us with the opportunity to photograph the unique and endemic species as well as the wilderness areas of the Olympic Peninsula.

This presentation will feature images from our trips to Alaska and Northwest Canada, including the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories.

We have traveled to Alaska eight times and to Northwest Canada several times. We previously owned a gold claim in Alaska, which we worked at for several weeks each summer for three years.

We watched and photographed wildlife along the famous Alaskan Highway as we drove through northern Canada and Alaska on our way to the gold claim each year.

We traveled to Nome in the spring to photograph musk ox with their young and to photograph the unique species of birds that cross the Bering Sea to nest on the Seward Peninsula.

And we recently traveled to Alaska’s North Slope and to Canada’s Northwest Territories to view the aurora borealis and the Arctic birds and animals in the fall.

Please join us on Thursday, March 21, for “The Wilds and Wonders of NW Canada and Alaska” as we discover the amazing grandeur and incredible wildlife this area has to offer.

About the presenters

Ken Campbell started taking wildlife photographs in high school and in college while majoring in wildlife biology. Mary joined Ken as a photographer after meeting at the University of New Hampshire and together they share a global passion for “fuzzy fixes.”

The Campbells’ images are taken with an eye on capturing wildlife in action or reflecting the natural beauty of the world around them.

They have had photographs published in local and national magazines, brochures and calendars and provide photographic presentations to various community groups including camera clubs, garden clubs, schools, senior group sand conservation organizations. They donate images to nonprofits for use in educational materials and to teach others about global biodiversity.

Ken and Mary moved from New Hampshire to Port Angeles in 2007 looking for a home with more wildlife viewing opportunities.

About the presentations

Traveler’s Journal is a presentation of the Peninsula Trails Coalition with local adventurers sharing their stories and photos with you. All of the money raised is used to buy project supplies and food for the volunteers working on the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Admission is $5 adults, youths 18 and under free. Shows start at 7 p.m. at the Guy Cole Event Center at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Each year the dream of a continuous trail from Port Townsend to Forks gets a little closer. In 2017, about 200 volunteers put in more than 9,000 hours of labor on the trail.

One selected photo enlargement will be given each week as a door prize.

Call Arvo Johnson at 360-301-9359 for more information.

A gray wolf on Route 1 near Enterprise, Northwest Territories, Canada. Photo by Ken Campbell

A gray wolf on Route 1 near Enterprise, Northwest Territories, Canada. Photo by Ken Campbell

A Pacific walrus in Alaska. Photo by Ken Campbell

A Pacific walrus in Alaska. Photo by Ken Campbell

A Dall sheep ram in Denali, Alaska. Photo by Ken Campbell

A Dall sheep ram in Denali, Alaska. Photo by Ken Campbell

A musk ox cow and calf near Teller Road in Nome, Alaska. Photo by Ken Campbell

A musk ox cow and calf near Teller Road in Nome, Alaska. Photo by Ken Campbell

Canada lynx in Yukon, Canada. Photo by Mary Campbell

Canada lynx in Yukon, Canada. Photo by Mary Campbell

A sea otter in Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, Background, aurora at Red Squirrel Pond in the Chena Rec Area in Alaska. Photos by Mary Campbell

A sea otter in Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska, Background, aurora at Red Squirrel Pond in the Chena Rec Area in Alaska. Photos by Mary Campbell

Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

A polar bear cub on Kaktovik Barter Island, Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

A polar bear cub on Kaktovik Barter Island, Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

A willow ptarmigan on Dalton Highway, Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

A willow ptarmigan on Dalton Highway, Alaska. Photo by Mary Campbell

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