Background

Ken Tape is a lifelong Alaskan nature and science photographer, whose artistic interests are concentrated on landscape, aurora, aerial, and adventure photography. His passion for the outdoors and the beauty of the Arctic has motivated him to seek out and record the timeless moments of remote Arctic locations.

Ken has also used photography -- repeat photography -- to detect changes in vegetation, glaciers, and permafrost in response to climate change. These photos are presented in his book "The Changing Arctic Landscape" (University of Alaska Press, March 2010). The content from the book was developed into an interactive museum exhibit that debuted at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and is now traveling nationally.

Ken's photos and scientific work have been featured widely, and he recently received the Housberg Award for Excellence in Still Photography. He has a PhD in landscape ecology.