Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Selection of Photos from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a 19.2 million acre reserve set aside in Alaska's vast arctic region to protect the abundance of wildlife which call the area home. Another reason for its protection, is that the refuge is also one of the finest examples of untouched wilderness in the world as well as being the traditional homelands of the Inupiaq Eskimos and Athabascan Indians.

A few of the species of the wildlife in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge include polar bears, black bears, grizzly bears, Moose, Dall Sheep, Muskox, Caribou, Wolf, Wolverine, and over 180 species of birds.



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photo of Jacobs Ladder Blue Flowers Eklutna Alaska Jacobs Ladder Blue Flowers Eklutna Alaska
Pretty blue flowers called Jacob's Ladder bloom across the wilderness landscape in June near Eklutna, Alaska.
The five petals on the flowers of a Jacob's Ladder appear almost purple in color but in reality...
photo of Sitka Spruce Tree Cones Prince William Sound Sitka Spruce Tree Cones Prince William Sound
The cones on each Sitka Spruce produces new cones every year adorning the coastline of Prince William Sound near Cordova, Alaska.
The cones on the Sitka Spruce along the coastal shores of Prince William Sound near Cordova, Alaska...
photo of ANWR Flora ANWR Flora
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR Flora
Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. mountain avens, Lapland rosebay & Arctic lupine.
photo of ANWR Blue Sky ANWR Blue Sky
Blue sky and clouds ANWR
Alaska. ANWR. A wide angle shot of the vast, open tundra beneath blue skies and white clouds.
photo of Glacier Creek Hand Tram Chugach National Forest Glacier Creek Hand Tram Chugach National Forest
A woman pulling herself along the hand tram which spans Glacier Creek in the Chugach National Forest in Girdwood, Alaska in the USA.
A hand tram crosses over the Glacier Creek in Chugach National Forest in Alaska, USA making access...
photo of Spruce Forest Under Northern Lights Spruce Forest Under Northern Lights
A green Aurora lights up the night sky
USA, Alaska, Glenallen, Aurora borealis over spruce trees
photo of Funny Grizzly Bear Photo Funny Grizzly Bear Photo
A Grizzly Bear pokes out his tongue
USA, Alaska, McNeil River Sanctuary, Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos)
photo of Arrigetch Peaks Mountain Range Gates Of The Arctic National Park Arrigetch Peaks Mountain Range Gates Of The Arctic National Park
Fall hues highlight the landscape in the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska, USA as the Arrigetch Peaks Mountain Range rise above.
As one travels through the Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska, USA, the scenery consists...
photo of Wolf Canis Lupus Wolf Canis Lupus
Wolf near Brooks Falls
USA, Alaska, Katmai NP, Wolf (Canis lupus) near Brooks Falls
photo of Wild Iris Picture Alaskan Summer Wild Iris Picture Alaskan Summer
An Alaskan summer has the ideal climate for a Wild Iris to blossom and flourish due to the soil conditions in which these plants thrive in.
A wild Iris growing near Eklutna, Alaska where the soil is extremely wet during the Spring season,...
photo of Denali National Park Bull Caribou Denali National Park Bull Caribou
A bull Caribou grazes in Denali National Park in central Alaska
USA, Alaska, Denali NP, Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
photo of Purple Mountain Saxifrage Purple Mountain Saxifrage
Purple Mountain Saxifrage
Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Purple Mountain Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia)...
photo of Family Of Musk Ox Animals Family Of Musk Ox Animals
Two adults and calves in a musk ox family.
Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR . North Slope of Brooks Range. Musk ox (Ovibus...
photo of Prickly Rose Flowers Anchorage Alaska Prickly Rose Flowers Anchorage Alaska
Bright pink flowers are beginning to open on a Prickly Rose shrub in the wilderness of Anchorage, Alaska in the USA.
The Prickly Rose is the only native rose in Alaska, USA and this beautiful bush of blossoming...
photo of State Of Alaska Flag Picture State Of Alaska Flag Picture
The Flag of Alaska features a blue 'canvas' which represents the sky, sea, lakes, and mountains, while 7 small gold stars represent the constellation Ursa major and the 8th large star is the North star.
Alaska Flag, Blackstone Bay, Prince William Sound, Chugach National Forest, Alaska.
photo of Spring Growth New Devils Club Leaves Photo Spring Growth New Devils Club Leaves Photo
Spring along the eastern Prince William Sound shoreline in Alaska, USA brings new growth such as the new leaves on this Devil's Club.
In this photo of the new Spring leaves on a Devil's Clubs plant along the coastline of Prince...
photo of Seldovia Water Homes Kachemak Bay Alaska Seldovia Water Homes Kachemak Bay Alaska
Along the waterfront in the village of Seldovia in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, homes are built on pilings with backyards which consist of water.
Shaded by the forest trees, some of the homes in the village of Seldovia are built along the shores...
photo of Bow Lake Sunrise Banff National Park Bow Lake Sunrise Banff National Park
Sunrise over Bow Lake
Canada, Alberta, Banff NP, Bow Lake at sunrise
photo of Mt McKinley Tundra Denali National Park Mt McKinley Tundra Denali National Park
Glistening in the early morning hours are the snow covered peaks of Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park in Alaska, USA with a vast area of tundra in brilliant autumn colors.
The autumn scenery of the tundra that stretches across the landscape until it reaches Mt. McKinley...
photo of Shooting Star Flowers Alaska Wilderness Shooting Star Flowers Alaska Wilderness
When summer arrives in the wilderness of Alaska, USA, an array of color decorates the landscape like these brilliant pink Shooting Star flowers.
The Shooting Star is considered a wildflower and adorns the wilderness landscape of Alaska during...
photo of Little Arctic Fox Little Arctic Fox
ANWR Fox
Alaska. ANWR. A tight shot of an arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) walking through wildflowers on the...
photo of Group Hiking Arctic Group Hiking Arctic
Hiking Above Noatak River
Alaska. Gates of the Arctic NP. Above the Noatak River and Nushralutak Creek west of Lake Matcharak.
photo of Caribou In Fall Foliage Denali National Park Alaska Caribou In Fall Foliage Denali National Park Alaska
Grazing bull caribou in Denali National Park
USA, Alaska, Denali NP, Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
photo of Chocolate Lily Wildflowers Eklutna Alaska Chocolate Lily Wildflowers Eklutna Alaska
Chocolate Lily wildflowers in full bloom growing in the wilderness region near Eklutna, Alaska in the USA.
During June and July in the damp wilderness woodlands and across the open meadows near Eklutna,...
photo of Arctic Tundra Arctic Tundra
Arctic Tundra
Alaska. Arctic Tundra. Polygonical water puddles form from shrinking ice as winter fades to summer.
photo of Beach Campfire Mountainous Landscape Barry Arm Beach Campfire Mountainous Landscape Barry Arm
The mountainous landscape adorns the background as campers set up a campfire on the beach of Barry Arm in Chugach National Forest in Alaska, USA.
A campfire blazes along the beach of Barry Arm in Chugach National Forest in Alaska as the snow...
photo of Backpacker Silouhette Backpacker Silouhette
Backpacker Silouhette
Alaska. Denali NP. A lone hiker at sunset.
photo of Sitka Spruce Spring Growth Alaska USA Sitka Spruce Spring Growth Alaska USA
A healthy Sitka Spruce is adorned with its new Spring growth along the shores of Prince William Sound in Alaska, USA.
Spring brings out a mass of new growth throughout the forest on the coastal shores of Prince...
photo of Hiker On Chugach National Forest Boardwalk Alaska Hiker On Chugach National Forest Boardwalk Alaska
A hiker on the boardwalk of the Winner Creek Gorge Trail in the Chugach National Forest in Girdwood, Alaska.
After strolling through the wilderness in the Chugach National Forest in Girdwood, Alaska, a hiker...
photo of Moss Campion Silene Acaulis Moss Campion Silene Acaulis
Moss campion (Silene acaulis)
Alaska. ANWR. Bright pink moss campion (Silene acaulis) fills the frame with warm light.
photo of Fisherman Beaufort Sea Fisherman Beaufort Sea
Fisherman Beaufort Sea Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR .
Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR . Fishing in the Beaufort Sea from Arey Island, 5...
photo of Arctic Ocean Sunset Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska Arctic Ocean Sunset Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska
The glowing yellow colors at sunset mixed in with the thick clouds above the Arctic Ocean in the cold climate in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
Dark, thick clouds span across the sky above the Arctic Ocean (Beaufort Sea) as the rays from the...
photo of Tent Camping ANWR Tent Camping ANWR
Tent Camper at Esetuk Creek
Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR . Camping by Esetuk creek off the Hulahula River.
photo of Polar Bear Beaufort Sea Coastline Alaska USA Polar Bear Beaufort Sea Coastline Alaska USA
A Polar Bear walks along the Beaufort Sea coastline in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, USA searching out any signs of food.
Before winter arrives and the Beaufort Sea coastline in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in...
photo of BBQ Arctic Char BBQ Arctic Char
Camp BBQ Arctic Char
Alaska. ANWR. A camper tends to a gourmet meal of fresh arctic char, garnished with lemon wheels,...
photo of Beach Camping Chugach National Forest Alaska Beach Camping Chugach National Forest Alaska
Hikers find the beach area along Prince William Sound in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska a beautiful place for camping.
Surrounded by the mountainous wilderness in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska, USA, the beach...
photo of Hiker Silhoutte ANWR Hiker Silhoutte ANWR
Hiker silhouette at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR
Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR . Aichlic River drainage above the fog.
photo of Hiking Gates Of The Arctic Hiking Gates Of The Arctic
Gates of the Arctic Hikers
Alaska. Gates of the Arctic NP. Hikers enjoy a rare sunny day in the arctic west of Lake Matcharak,...
photo of Forest Bridge Hiker Wilderness Trail Alaska Forest Bridge Hiker Wilderness Trail Alaska
A woman hiker crossing a bridge along a forest trail in the wilderness of Chugach National Forest in Alaska, USA.
A woman hiker stops on the wooden bridge along the Winner Creek Gorge Trail in Chugach National...
photo of Brooks Range And Antlers Brooks Range And Antlers
Caribou Antlers near Calving Grounds
Alaska. Turner River , Brooks Range. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR . Caribou antlers.
photo of Sitka Spruce New Growth Prince William Sound Alaska Sitka Spruce New Growth Prince William Sound Alaska
New growth sprouts on a Sitka Spruce along the shores of Prince William Sound near Cordova, Alaska in the USA.
The Sitka Spruce trees in the forest along the shores of Prince William Sound near Cordova, Alaska...
photo of Rock Cairn Rock Cairn
Rock cairn ANWR
Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rock cairn at the 5500 ft level of Guilbeam Pass. Hula...

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