About  Michael Klensch

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour."

                                       William Blake

 

As a Skagway, Alaska resident and freelance landscape photographer, I look to the natural beauty that surrounds me everyday for limitless photographic inspiration and adventure.  Educated and trained in environmental sciences, I have spent most of my career working for a number of National Parks across the country.  Exposure to the beauty of the natural world has created a personal passion for its preservation, which I express through photography.

 

I have always been, and continue to be awe-struck by the incredible beauty and variety in natural landscapes.  However, true wilderness is now just as threatened with extinction as the many speicies of flora and fauna that seek sanctuary within its protective borders. To see the beauty and magic of the natural world with one's own eyes is to truly comprehend how fortunate we are to share this extraordinarily beautiful planet. 

 

By recording some of this magic with my camera, I hope to inspire others to view wilderness with wonder, respect and humility.  For by seeing in this manner, we might then be more willing to preserve these special places for the future generations from whom they are borrowed.