A wolf footprint on the sand with it's 4 toes next to a human print with 5. Humans are plantigrade walkers (flatfooted) but wolves are digitigrade walkers (on their toes). Close view of wolf print next to a human print in the sand.
From this camera angle, the patterns on the dunes made by frequent winds look like rounded conchoidial fractures as seen on the broken edges of rock spearpoints. Accessibility statement: Low sunlight highlights wave patterns on sand
Historic cabin on the bluff above Onion Portage was built by J. Louis Giddings in 1964 when he was investigating 9000 year old archeological remains from caribou hunting in the area. Engraved board on cabin that says The Giddings Cabin 1964.
Boggy tundra is a cold, wet environment which allows layers of peat to build up in the soil. Even though it's damp, it is still good fuel for lightning caused wildfires. White smoke rising from the tundra in front of the Baird Mountains.
Natural caused fire in Kobuk Valley National Park is allowed to burn if it is not threatening any property or villages. The dark patches of tundra show where the fire burned earlier. Aerial view of smoke from active fires and dark tundra already burned.