Beach ridges created by years of wave action during storms can be seen as parallel lines in the fall vegetation covering the old gravel. Aerial view of beach ridges on a coastline carpeted with red autumn vegetation.
5000 years of accumulated beach ridges show up well as concentric curved lines in the light of the summer sun. Arctic Ocean is on the left, Krusenstern Lagoon on the right. Low angle sunlight makes numerous wetlands and beach ridges glow in an aerial image of a coastline.
The last bit of rotted sea ice melts on the shore of Cape Krusenstern. Wall tent frames in the background are locations of summer subsistence camps. Chunks of melting sea ice along a shoreline and subsistence camps on the beach in the background.
Late June wildflowers near the Cape Krusenstern ranger station along the coastline of the Chukchi Sea. Stinkweed (Artemisia sp. ) present in the picture. Carpet of blue and white flowers on a vegetated beach ridge with an old cabin in the distance.
A full rack of drying fish proves that subsistence harvesters have been hard at work. The dried fish can be eaten throughout the winter. Wooden railings covered by a blue tarp hold different types of dried fish.