Fred Hirschmann,

Glacier View, Alaska.

Fred Hirschmann with Toyo 45AR Field 4×5 camera and friendly gray jay at Wheeler Geologic Area, Colorado

After eleven years working as a park ranger in Yellowstone, Everglades, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, Petrified Forest, Voyageurs, and Lake Clark National Parks, I “retired” and returned to Alaska to photograph the coffee table books Bush Pilots of Alaska and Alaska’s National Parks. Now, seventeen books later, my wife, Randi, and I continue photographing the wonders of Alaska while living above the Matanuska Glacier. To give back to the wildland that nourished my career as a park ranger and photographer, I serve as Chairman of the non-profit Friends of Dick Proenneke and Lake Clark National Park.