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Alaska is MUCH more than most imagine, especially those who have never traveled the state.
And, for those who have taken the infamous Alaskan Cruises, and nothing more,
there is 90% of Alaska and what Alaska is, that has been missed entirely.
You REALLY need to go see the other 90% of Alaska to say you've been!!

This gallery, once completed, will attempt to show the viewer much more about what Alaska is and represents.
It is a magical place to this photographer, and a place on earth no matter how much I've traveled the state,
that leaves still a great magnetism to go back over and over to experience this great natural expanse!!

I still have many images of other parts of the state to be added.  Lots of work to do here.


Great informational sites on Alaska:
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/
http://www.alaskaparks.com/



IMAGES OF
Alaska


Follow me on an 'adventure' tour of the sights of Alaska.
Although you may see many of the bird / mammal species found in Alaska
in the accompanying galleries (BACK on your browser) we have left this
gallery page as a scenic tour of a visit to the beautiful state of Alaska

The State of Alaska is much larger than most may know, about 2/3 the size of the entire "lower 48"
continental US!  So even if it were all 'drive able' it would take many days to cover it.  However,
Alaska is mostly covered (transportation to / fro) by air and very few roads.  Therefore, to see
much of the state it does require a bit of air travel, especially to the outer reaches such as the
Aleutian Islands (such as Attu /Adak Islands), the Pribilofs in the Bering Sea (St. Paul / St. George),
and St. Lawrence Island (Gambell / Savoonga) in the Bering Sea.

Before we go any further, my trips to Attu Island, Alaska were very special to me and the following link is to
this magical place in the world, at the end of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and many photos not on this page:

http://www.tsuru-bird.net/Attu_Alaska/index.html



In the early days, Reeve Aleutian Airways was THE way to get out to the Aleutian Islands and
the Pribilofs (St. Paul Island & St. George Island)

Reeve Aleutian Airways has gone out of business - but their map provides a geographical view
of Alaska showing the Aleutian Island chain out to Attu Island at the far western end
-Attu (western most Aleutian Island), Shemya, Adak, Dutch Harbor, and eastward-


These maps following all provide different aspects to the State of Alaska so are inserted at the top
Specific places such as Barrow, Prudhoe Bay (Deadhorse), Little Diomede Island, Wales, Wainright,
Kotzebue, Nome, Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island, Attu Island
at the end of the Aleutian chain, Shemya Island, Adak Island, Dutch Harbor (Unalaska), and back
to Kodiak Island, King Salmon, and the the entire 'mainland' portion of this largest state in our country.

Alaska map showing Adak, Dutch Harbor, Barrow, Anchorage, Nome, Gambell, and the Pribilof Islands

 
When Sarah Palin stated she "could see Russia from here" it would have to be at Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
There you can LITERALLY See Russia as a Fact!







ALEUTIAN ISLANDS GOING WEST TO EAST TOWARD ANCHORAGE
Beginning with Attu Island thru Shemya Island

Attu Island
-our birding area was in the southeast bay area-


then Agattu Island


then Alaid Island & Nizki Island


then Shemya Island





Showing the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea forming the Arctic Ocean in the north
and the Aleutian Islands along the southern portion of Alaska











BELOW ARE SOME SELECTED IMAGES AROUND THE STATE OF ALASKA



North Slope Haul Road north of Fairbanks
North of Coldfoot, approaching the pass into the Brooks Range, North Slope Haul Rd, Alaska
North Slope Haul Road between Fairbanks, Alaska and the north slope
village of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska at the Arctic Ocean.  Over 465 miles of pristine wilderness
with the only 'inhabited' spots being the Yukon River crossing
(a gas station) and the small village of Coldfoot,
named after explorers who got 'cold' feet
and turned around!!!

At the beginning of this road there is a sign that states "Speed Limit 55 mph next 465 miles"!!!


 



The "North Slope" just south of Barrow, AK - what nearly the entire North Slope looks like in early spring
before the ice melts.  This is a huge area of nothing but frozen tundra (which also holds Anwar NWR)




Yukon River, Alaska


Yukon River, Alaska





BARROW, ALASKA

Barrow, Alaska
Barrow, Alaska (northernmost inhabited village in North America) looking north-east
with the Arctic Ocean still in ice cap on the 1st of July ! ! !



Barrow, Alaska


Barrow, Alaska


Me up at Barrow, Alaska when I was young and skinny LOL
-Christopher (my Son) taking the picture with the still nearly frozen Arctic Ocean in July-

Hangin out in the cotton grass/tundra 85 miles north of Nome
Me, just hangin' out 70 miles north of Nome, Alaska along the Kougarok Road
and as many miles to the nearest gas station or civilization ! !
.....remember, there are Grizzly!  Not to mention Musk Ox.





ADAK ISLAND, ALASKA

Adak Island, Alaska

Adak Island, Alaska
-back when the US Navy base was operational-
now totally dilapidated and falling apart
We stay in these townhouses now while there



Adak - the Birthplace of the Winds


Adak National Forest


the old McDonalds Fast Food at Adak after closing the base


Blue Bird Cafe - at this time the only cafe at Adak but things change quite regularly


Adak and harbor during World War II


Adak Island, Alaska
Clam Lagoon





NOME, ALASKA

Nome, Alaska
-note:  nearly every single Alaska Airlines Terminal building looks alike throughout the state
with just the town name changed!


Nome, Alaska


Nome, Alaska


Nome, Alaska


Nome, Alaska
-the "Train to Nowhere" out by Safety Lagoon-




Nome, Alaska
-way up north on the Kougarok Road from Nome-


Nome, Alaska
-out the Teller Road from Nome-
-at Wooley Lagoon in the background-
and Jaegers patrolling the tundra


Nome, Alaska
-way out the Teller Road from Nome-




TELLER, ALASKA

Teller, Alaska
-way out the Teller Road from Nome-




 FLYING FROM NOME, ALASKA TO GAMBELL, ST. LAWRENCE ISLAND

Taking off from Nome, Alaska with the Bering Sea ice cap just breaking up in late May,
heading to the Yupik Inuit Eskimo village of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island! ! !



Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska in the Fall
-showing Gambell village and Troutman Lake-
-looking south as we were landing-
-airstrip on the right-



Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska in the Fall
-looking north as we were landing-
-airstrip in the left top portion of photo-

-showing Gambell village and Troutman Lake in the background-
-and Sivuqaq Mountain on the right

Siberia across the Bering Sea from Gambell - Tomorrow!
View from Gambell (St. Lawrence Island), Alaska (an Yupik Inuit Eskimo Village)
overlooking the Bering Sea toward Siberia (yes, Siberia ) with a look,
honestly, at TOMORROW
The International date line runs half-way between Gambell and Siberia
(38 miles away - the mountains you see in the background)
and 19 miles away is the International Date Line thus "tomorrow", sooooo.....
you are looking at
TOMORROW



Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska in the Fall
-with a big Bering Sea Storm rolling in-


Arctic Tundra and flowers in the Fall
-Gambell, Alaska-


Arctic Tundra and flowers in the Fall
-Gambell, Alaska-


Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska in the Fall


Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska in the Fall


Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska in the Fall
-woman picking berries in the fall-



Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska in the Fall
-with a big Bering Sea Storm overhead-



Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
-and Sivuqaq Mountain after first dusting of snow in September-


Donna Coates from Kentucky saying hi to her Mailman back home





KOTZEBUE, ALASKA

Kotzebue, Alaska form the air


Alaska Airlines Terminal Building - Kotzebue, Alaska\






DENALI - MT. MCKINLEY, ALASKA

Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska
-flying from Anchorage to Barrow, Alaska-


Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska
-flying from Anchorage to Barrow, Alaska-


Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska
-flying from Anchorage to Barrow, Alaska-






BERING SEA RESEARCH VESSEL, ALASKA


Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-
-here docked at Adak-
and before our trip out and through 2 Gail Force Storms
thought I was goin' to DIE!!!

Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-
-here docked at Adak-


Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-
-out along the Aleutians-


Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-


Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-


Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-


Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-


Bering Sea of Alaska (Attu Island to Adak to Dutch Harbor)
-Puk-uk Research vessel-
-out along the Aleutians-




ST. PAUL ISLAND, ALASKA


Landing at St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea on Pen Air Airlines



Landing at St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea on Pen Air Airlines








the Old King Eider Hotel back in the 1990's



Nice sunny day at St. Paul, Alaska


One of the "crabbing" boats getting ready to head out on the Bering Sea for Crab


One of the "crabbing" boats getting ready to head out on the Bering Sea for Crab


Storm a brewing in the Bering Sea of St. Paul Island, Alaska


One of the "crabbing" boats getting ready to head out on the Bering Sea for Crab


Unbelievable what these fisherman will do to catch crabs



The infamous "Crab Pots" of St. Paul Island, Alaska where many great birds have been found
and a 'sneaky' Arctic Fox looking for food



The infamous "Crab Pots" of St. Paul Island, Alaska where many great birds have been found








 




There is much more to come but it takes a great deal of time
to scan and upload images for your enjoyment !!
Thanks for your patience

 


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