Wildlife in Alaska

Browsing Stories from Alaska

5 Myths about Grizzlies That Simply Aren’t True

One of Alaska’s largest and fascinating land animals is the grizzly bear. Without a doubt they are also one of the state’s most-popular must-see attractions. When a creature this big, burly and beastly thrives in a place as harsh and unforgiving as Alaska’s toughest wilderness...

Alaska’s Salmon Species: The “Fin-tastic Five”

For visitors and residents alike, a special part of Alaska’s lure are the fantastic fish which thrive in the state’s waters. Diners and anglers are always delighted when they savor the taste of fresh Alaska salmon, Dolly Varden, halibut or Arctic grayling, “pole-to-plate,” artfully presented,...

All About The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is America’s largest national wildlife refuge and Alaska at its wildest, rawest, most remote and adventurous. Better known to most by its acronym ANWR (pronounced ann-wahr), the refuge is more than 19 million acres of largely untarnished and incredibly diverse...

Alaska Wildlife at Home in Denali National Park

Traveling in Denali National Park, it’s easy to find yourself constantly gazing skyward for a glimpse of The Great One – Denali. A sighting of the majestic mountain and precarious peak, as well as its summits and spurs, will take your breath away. The experience...

Alaska’s National Parks: Diverse, Spectacular & Iconic

Alaska is enormous, and it’s practically bursting with out-of-this-world natural beauty and wonder. It has so many special settings and so much spectacular wildlife that it is home to eight Alaska National Parks covering 54 million acres — not to mention 50 National Historic Landmarks,...

Day Fishing Trips in Alaska: What You Can Catch in Our Waters

If you’re itching to add fishing to your jam-packed Alaska schedule of must-sees and must-dos, you can write your own great fishing story in just a day, half day or even a few hours. No matter how long or brief your Alaska stay, and no...

Alaska Bear Viewing at Brooks Falls: Can You “Bear” the Excitement?

It’s a thrilling and chilling Alaska wildlife moment in a classic "Last Frontier" setting – bear viewing, where dozens of the big brown bears of Bristol Bay, treat you to a view of authentic Alaska. Haunches deep in cold, crashing waterfalls, grabbing fat flopping salmon...

Kayaking in Alaska

Imagine yourself cruising in a kayak across a peaceful and practically mirror-flat surface of an Alaska bay. You pull up the paddle for a moment, rest it on your kayak and take it all in: bobbing mildly, you inhale the fresh, cool air coming off...

Every year, tens of millions of salmon return to the pristine shores of Bristol Bay in Alaska. They linger in the bay's cool, shallow waters before charging up nearby streams to spawn and create another generation of wild salmon.

— Frances Beinecke