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…
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.
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.
Denali is huge -- 20,310 feet tall and growing about 1 millimeter a year. Despite its size, visitors to Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska are often denied a view of “the high one” by clouds and fog. However, on clear days, the massive granite mountain dominates the landscape. Photo by Kathleen Barth.
Sometimes we just get lucky. Researchers at #KenaiFjords #NationalPark in #Alaska often use timelapse cameras to study #glacier movement. While looking at the images from Bear Glacier, they came across this incredible shot of the #fullmoon, mist on the #mountains and the icy blue glacier. Research photo by National Park Service.
It's that time of year again! The nights are dark enough that when a good solar wind is blowing, the #NorthernLights are visible in the sky over #Denali National Park in #Alaska. Here is what the #auroraborealis looked like at 2 am today over the Toklat River. Photo by Daniel A. Leifheit (@danleifheit), #NationalPark Service.