This time of year, early winter and dark skies descend on #Denali National Park in #Alaska, leaving visitors in awe of the night sky. In this photo, the #fullmoon rises over @denali.nps’s snow-covered mountains. Photo by Katie Thoresen, #NationalPark Service.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in #Alaska is the largest #nationalpark in the U.S. Four mountain ranges run through it, with nine of the 16 highest peaks in the country. Its Malaspina glacier is bigger than the state of Rhode Island and a diverse array of wildlife thrives in habitats from the mountains to the coast. At this time of year, the park is losing over five minutes of sunlight each day and autumn has already arrived. Enjoy these fall colors. They won’t last long. NPS…
Summer sunsets at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska are truly special. Kent Miller snapped this dream-like photo two days ago of a moose walking along Reflection Pond. In the background, the top of Denali is illuminated by the setting sun at midnight. Photo by Kent Miller, National Park Service.
A trip to #Alaska wouldn’t be complete without seeing mountains, #glaciers and gorgeous blue water. #KenaiFjords #NationalPark has all three. The park sits at the edge of the North Pacific Ocean, where storm patterns develop and feed a land of ice. The #HardingIcefield crowns the park and is the source of at least 38 glaciers that flow over the land, sculpting as they go. Photo by Michael McRuiz (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve in Alaska is a land of stunning beauty. The park is home to volcanoes, salmon-filled streams, foraging bears and craggy mountains reflected in shimmering turquoise lakes. National Park Service photo.
Summer at Denali National Park in Alaska is beyond beautiful. At 92 miles long, the Denali Park Road -- the only road in the park -- parallels the Alaska Range and travels through low valleys and high mountain passes. Along this route, breathtaking landscapes can be seen at every turn, and if the weather permits, you’ll get a view of Denali. Photo by Tim Rains, National Park Service.
Set in a strikingly scenic valley where granite tors (chimney-like rock formations) rise to 100 feet, Serpentine Hot Springs is the most visited at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska. The hot springs were formed when surface water or spring water seeped into the ground and was heated by hot rocks. Pictured here is sunset at Serpentine Hot Springs by Alyssa Enriquez, National Park Service.