Norio Matsumoto Gallery ` A Portrait of Alaska

This is the official website of a Japanese photographer, Mr. Norio Matsumoto.
Following the steps of the late Michio Hoshino, a famous Japanese photographer who left lots of excellent pictures featuring Alaskan wildlife and scenery, he entered and graduated University of Alaska, Fairbanks; and he began his carrier as an Alaskan photographer.

Since then, every summer he camps on a small, uninhabited island in Southeast Alaska in search of the migrating Humpback Whales; while during winter he ventures into the heart of Alaska Range in an attempt to capture the images of beautiful Northern Lights, living alone in a dome house made of snow, and fighting againt the extremely cold weather as well as the life-claiming blizzard all by himself.

Those pictures taken as a result of his hardships are, just