Spirit of the North, Alaska, 2014

“This was the closest I’ve ever been to an animal of this size. I spent a good hour or so moving very slowly and staying close to trees, so I had some measure of cover and protection. It was just before the first snows and the valleys were bright red with blueberry bushes. This giant of a Caribou really stood out among the two seasons I spent in Denali. The size of this massive Bull’s horns was proof that he had lived through many seasons in the National Park.”

Location: Denali National Park, Alaska
Photograph Date: 2014
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Edition: 200
Available Sizes: 70cm to 200cm

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About the Photographer

Aaron Huey

Aaron Huey has photographed a combined 20 feature stories for the National Geographic Magazines. He is currently a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine, and a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler. He is also a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, and only the second photographer to appear on the 160 year old masthead. Huey also shoots for The New Yorker, the Smithsonian magazine, the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, GEO and dozens of others.

Huey is widely known for his 3,349 mile, solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo). The 2002 journey lasted 154 days. There was no media coverage. They walked every step. Following the walk Huey took a 3 year hiatus from shooting photos to build an artist in residence program, from the ground up, on the Pecos River east of Santa Fe. Aaron wears gold shoes and can OWN a dance floor if you give him a little bit of funk.

Huey teaches workshops and seminars in the US and works with small groups organized by National Geographic Expeditions. He is a seasoned public speaker, with lectures featured by TED.com and the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Aaron is currently in residency at Stanford University as a 2012 Knight Fellow where he is expanding the possibilities for photojournalism through radical collaborations with artists like Shepard Fairey (the most prolific street artist in America), visionary web artist Jonathan Harris, and a diverse think tank of Knight Journalism Fellows from around the world.

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