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Kennecott Mine Alaska USA

The last train pulled out of Kennecott, Alaska on November 10, 1938 and heralded the closure of the mine which first opened in 1908.
Kennecott copper mine, once the richest copper mine of the world, was abandoned in the 1930s. The mine quickly rotted away in the harsh alaskan climate until the US NPS started to remodel and preserve ...
Footprints In The Snow James Dalton Alaska

A wintery scene of snow encased trees and a trail of footprints leading through them along the James Dalton Highway in Alaska.
The landscape surrounding the James Dalton Highway is a real winter wonderland after fresh snow fall. Animal tracks as well as human footprints are easy to see in the crunchy snow. The James Da ...
Historic Skagway Railroad Alaska

The only reminents of the roadroad during the goldrush era in Skagway in the Alaska, are the historic rusting carriages.
Near the goldrush cemetery in Skagway these railroad parts are rusting away as reminiscents of the gold rush era. Skagway, Alaska, was the main hub for all gold seekers during the Klondike gold rush ...
Northern Lights Igloo Brooks Range Alaska

An igloo with a warm hue radiating from within and the northern lights dancing above on a clear night in the Brooks Range of Alaska, USA.
While staying in the Brooks Range of Alaska near the tiny community of Wiseman, approximately 250km north of the Arctic Circle, we decided to build an igloo. It was constructed over a period of tw ...
Katmai Grizzly Bears Alaska

Two Grizzly bears are the welcoming committee for visitors arriving at Naknek Lake in Katmai National Park in Alaska.
When arriving in Katmai's Naknek Lake airport by floatplane it is very common to be greeted by a bear. These two, a mother with her cub, spent the whole morning on the beach between the planes, giving ...
Picture Of Russian Church Of Ninilchik

The green roofed Russian Orthodox Church in the town of Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
In towns like Ninilchik on Kenai peninsula the russian heritage of Alaska is clearly visible. This old but still active russian orthodox church in Ninilchik stands colorful before Mt.Redoubt in the distant ...
Glacier Heli Walk Tongass National Forest

A popular activity during a visit to the town of Juneau in Alaska is a Heli Walk on the Taku Glacier.
The town of Juneau is a cruise ship destination in Alaska. During the summer months when cruise ships ply the waters of the Inside Passage and beyond, an exciting shore excursion option for passen ...
Inuit Statue Fairbanks Alaska

A statue depicting an Inuit family in winter clothing in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.
This monument in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska is dedicated to the first nation of Alaska, the Inuit.
Wonder Lake Night Light

Midnight light at Wonder Lake overlooked by Mt McKinley, Alaska, USA.
Although Mt McKinley is notorious for being shrouded in clouds it usually comes out for some time between dusk and dawn. This is particularly true during the light nights in the summer, when it is ...
Bald Eagle Homer Alaska

One of the best places to see Bald Eagles is in Homer, Alaska, USA.
While strolling along the beach in Homer, Alaska, this Bald eagle caught my attention sitting on a nearby rooftop.
Picture Of A Moose Stag

A lone moose stag stands in the tidal flats of Homer, Alaska, USA.
This lonely moose was seen in the tidal flats of Homer, Alaska. Moose are the most impressive vegetarians of the Alaskan wilderness, with weights of up to 1500 pounds.
Kachemak Bay Alaska

The Homer Spit is encompassed by Kachemak Bay and surrounded by the Kenai Mountains of Alaska.
View from the highway coming into Homer at the southwestern tip of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The long tongue of land going out into Kachemak bay is the famous Homer spit, a center of tourism, fishing ...
Kennicott Mine

Abandoned Kennicott Copper Mine in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park of Alaska.
Kennicott copper mine, once the richest copper mine of the world, was abandoned in the 1930s. The mine quickly rotted away in the harsh Alaskan climate until the US NPS started to remodel and preserve ...
Snowcapped Mt McKinley

A glimpse at the snowcapped Mt McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.
During a scenic flight which started in overcast weather at Kantishna airport in Denali National Park we climbed up to the tops of the massive Denali mountain range and finally the snowcapped peak ...
Playful Bears

A couple of playful grizzly bears on the banks of Naknek Lake in Alaska, USA.
While waiting for the path before and behind us to cleared of bears we watched this pair of younger bears playing around in the shallow waters of Naknek Lake.
Bear Cub

Small Cub Trotting Behind His Family in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA.
While watching the bears in Katmai NP a mother with 4 cubs came wandering just beneath the safe viewing platform. Sadfully it is not unusual that the male bears are killing and eating the cubs, especially ...
Wrangell St Elias Alaska

Sunset over the volcanos of Wrangell St Elias National Park in Alaska, USA.
The chain of volcanos in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park in Alaska glows in the evening light. Mt Sanford and Mt Wrangell can be seen.
Alaska Sea Otter

A Sea Otter In Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska.
Sea otters are a common sight in alaskan waters. This particular one was looking lazily at our boat when we cruised resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska.
Grizzly Bear Welcome

A Mother Grizzly Bear with her Cub are the welcoming committee for visitors to Katmai National Park in Alaska, USA.
When arriving in Katmai's Naknek Lake airport by floatplane it is very common to be greeted by a bear. These two, a mother with her cub, spend the whole morning on the beach between the planes, giving ...
Denali National Park Alaska

The stunning midnight light over Wonder Lake and Mt McKinley, Alaska, USA.
Although Mt.McKinley is notorious for being shrouded in clouds it usually comes out for some time between dusk and dawn. This is particularly true during the light nights in the summer, when it is ...
Grizzlies Alaska

Pair Of Grizzlies In Denali National Park in Alaska, USA.
This pair of grizzlies in Denali NP could be spotted and watched during half an hour playing and feeding on the slopes just beside the park road.
Wonder Lake Alaska

Midnight at Wonder Lake in Denali National Park of Alaska, USA.
Although Mt.McKinley is notorious for being shrouded in clouds it usually comes out for some time between dusk and dawn. This is particularly true during the light nights in the summer,when it is possible ...
Ptarmigan Summer Plumage

A Ptarmigan bird with brown summer plumage
The usually shy ptarmigan bird is covered with its summer feathers as we saw it near Savage River, Denali NP.
Mt McKinley Alaska

The snowcapped peak of Mt McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.
Although Mt.McKinley is notorious for beeing shrouded in clouds it usually comes out for some time between dusk and dawn. This is particularly true during the light nights in the summer,when it is ...
Sawyer Glacier Alaska

The beautiful blue of the Sawyer Glacier in South East Alaska contrasts with the rocks along the side of the glacier path.
The Sawyer Glacier is situated in the Tracy Arm inside the Tongass National Forest of Alaska, USA. Tour boats depart from the cruise ship port of Juneau, the capital city of Alaska, for the Sawyer ...
Inukshuk Alaska

An inukshuk with the Aurora borealis or Northern Lights overhead in Alaska, USA.
One of the best places to see the northern lights is in Alaska and the Inukshuk is a traditional method of marking a route in the arctic tundra. Although in english the spelling is inukshuk the correct ...
Bald Eagles

A funny scene of a group of Bald Eagles lined up on a log in Alaska, USA.
Approximately half the world's population of Bald Eagles is located in Alaska, USA. Together with the population from British Columbia, Canada the northwest coast of North America represents the largest ...
Grizzly Bears

Two Grizzly bears rest in the lush vegetation of Denali National Park, Alaska, USA.
During a bus tour from Denali Visitor Center to Kantishna Roadhouse in the Summer of '06 we stopped for two brown spots in the green grass on the slopes of Polychrome Pass. After waiting for some minutes ...
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