May 19, 2009

Seen between Dawson City and Old Crow...

Oh, I'm really kicking myself. On the flight into Old Crow, I didn't take any pictures of the polygons. "I'll take one on the way back to Whitehorse," I told myself. Why do I listen to myself? Why?!

The polygons are indescribable, but that's not going to stop me from trying to describe them. Imagine a vast landscape full of little islands. No, wait. Imagine a flat soccer ball where all of the seams are full of water. No, that doesn't do it either. Imagine... Aw, heck, just look at the link above and click here to see a bunch of other pictures that don't do the immensity of the polygon-ridden landscape justice.

At least I took some other pictures on the flight in and out. Here they are:

Closer to Old Crow. From the correct angle (not this one), these lakes looked like a beaver approaching a man's head.

There were thousands and thousands of these little lakes in the flats.

This hill really puzzles me. There are trees almost all around and then, for no reason that I can tell, there's a big lump with no vegetation.

A veiny drainage system.

I didn't get any pictures of the amazing polygons, but this "checkerboard" landscape is kind of cool. I wonder why it looks like that.


Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Those are some clear shots out of an airplane! Breathtaking views. And, that checkerboard pattern is cool as are the little lakes in the flats.

Let missing polygons be bygones!
Next time.

Carolyn said...

Great photos Michael, still a lot of snow up there! Flying gives one such a different perspective of the earth we live on. Thanks for sharing. Hope the family is well.