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.
Botany researchers traveled all over the dunes in 1999 to catalog plant species for the National Park Service. They put on a lot of miles, but the scenery was hard to beat. Two hikers look tiny on a vast expanse of sand.
Ranger station in January at Anigaaq in CAKR. Frozen Tukrok River in background at the base of the small bluff. Blue winter light on the snow around a remote ranger station in Cape Krusenstern National Monument.
In the 1970s, empty discarded fuel containers from military jects landed in Noatak National Preserve. Rangers started a campaign to get these scrapped pods out of the wilderness. Over several years they removed all the fuel pods and recycled 10 tons of valuable aircraft aluminum.
Historic cabin and elevated cache built by famed archeologist J. Louis Giddings before the establishment of Kobuk Valley National Park. The Onion Portage area is a National Historic Landmark. Log cabin and log cache in the forest.