Joanie Havenner,

Anchorage, Alaska.

I’ve been fortunate to call Alaska home since 1983. I arrived in the deepest, darkest part of winter but still fell in love with the state.  Alaska’s beauty takes my breath away and never ceases to amaze me. After seeing brown bears at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, I was motivated to observe them in their natural habitat. Since then I’ve been to several National Parks that have provided some uncommon opportunities to get up close and personal with bears of all sizes and ages. I also love to photograph just about anything nature has to offer. I truly find joy in creating images that resonate.