Parks of Alaska

 

Alaska is land of midnight sun and noontide moon. Here people can watch migration of caribou herds across the arctic plains, see the tundra blossom into a riot of color, and observe polar bears and walruses in their native habitat. There are 15 national parks and more than 120 units managed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

 

 

Tanalian Falls

 

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Alaska

 

 

Tanalian Falls in autumn (NPS Photo/K. Tucker).

 

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Muskox on vegetated beach ridges in front of the Igichuk Hills, Cape Krusenstern National Monument (photo NPS / Doug Demarest).

 

Northern lights

 

Northern lights (aurora) as seen from Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve (photo NPS / S. Tevebaugh).

 

Eagle in the Kenai Fjords National Park.

 

Pool glacier

 

Donoho Basin (photo NPS / Neal Herbert). Below, Klu river (NPS / Jacob W. Frank).

 

Cape Krusenstern

 

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Mt Griggs

 

 

Canada

 

 

Kobuk River

 

Eagle

 

 

Map Arctic

 

Motor boats are an essential way for village residents to travel, hunt, and do other subsistence activities along the Kobuk River, Kobuk Valley National Park (NPS Photo).

 

Above, mushing on Wonder Lake, Denali National Park and Preserve (NPS / J. W. Frank).

Below, two caribou of the Western Arctic Herd during fall migration in Kobuk Valley National Park (NPS / Kyle Joly).

 

Glacier National Park

 

Bering Sea

 

 

 

Arctic

 

 

Bremner Glacier

 

Humpback Whale, Kenai Fjords National Park (NPS Photo/ Kaitlin Thoresen).

 

Denali

 

Whale Alaska

 

Bear Katmai

 

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Little Bremner Glacier, Little Bremner River, and Tebay Falls (NPS / Jacob W. Frank).

 

Klu river

 

Backpackers exploring a pool on the Root Glacier (NPS / Jacob W. Frank). Below, bear fishing at Katmai National Park and Preserve (NPS Photo/ M.Freels).

 

Parks of Alaska

 

 

Peering inside Katmai Caldera, with Mt Griggs in background (NPS Photo).

 

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Caribou