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.
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Tanalian Falls in autumn
(NPS Photo/K. Tucker).
Muskox on vegetated beach ridges in front of the Igichuk Hills, Cape Krusenstern
National Monument (photo NPS / Doug
Northern lights (aurora) as seen from Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
(photo NPS / S. Tevebaugh).
Eagle in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Donoho Basin (photo NPS / Neal
Herbert). Below, Klu river (NPS
/ Jacob W. Frank).
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
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).
Humpback Whale, Kenai Fjords National Park
(NPS Photo/ Kaitlin
Little Bremner Glacier, Little Bremner River, and Tebay Falls
(NPS / Jacob W. Frank).
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).
Peering inside Katmai Caldera, with Mt Griggs in background