‘Biggest, highest, wildest, most beautiful’ – photographs that will convince you to visit Alaska

It’s exactly 151 years since Alaska was sold by Russia to the United States for the sum of $7.2 million. Starting with Denali National Park in autumn, these stunning photographs will demonstrate that it was quite a bargain …

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‘Biggest, highest, wildest, most beautiful’ – photographs that will convince you to visit Alaska
more at Telegraph

Birding

Each spring, millions of birds from around the globe flock to Alaska’s wild lands and waters to raise their young.
Alaska’s wide range of habitats, from temperate coastal rainforest to Arctic tundra, host more globally significant Important Bird Areas than any other state in the U.S. There are also many species, such as Emperor Goose, Whiskered Auklet, and Red-faced Cormorant you won’t see anywhere else in the country.

Snowy Owl. Photo: Marlin Greene, Audubon Photography Awards
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Stilt Sandpiper Photo: Dave Shaw
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Tufted Puffin. Photo: Gerald Sanger, Audubon Photography Awards
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American Golden-Plover Photo: David Shaw
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Birding in Alaska
From the icy, bountiful waters of the Arctic Ocean to the misty, salmon-rich rainforests of the Tongass National Forest, Audubon Alaska works to conserve Alaska’s spectacular birds and wildlife—and their habitats— to ensure their place for future generations. We employ science and state-of-the-art mapping technology to drive our conservation priorities, with an emphasis on public lands and waters. Millions of birds flock to Alaska each spring from around the globe, making this a crucial place for birds worldwide.
more at Audubon

The Alaskan Allure | Matt Skinner

The Alaskan Allure
Matt Skinner Photography

Fire in the Sky
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 1/30 se., f/4.0, ISO 100
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Eklutna Tailrace Reflections
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 2.5 sec., f/8.0, ISO 100
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Lake Rotorua
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 1/250 sec., f/9.0, ISO 100
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Out of This World Aurora
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 18 sec., ISO 1600
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The Alaskan Allure
Matt Skinner Photography
Interview by Harris Lim in Bokeh Magazine