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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

Photo(s) of the Month: Airborne

December 31, 2012 Posted by: Marci Johnson

A new year is upon us, as is the time to post photos from the Western Arctic National Parklands taken during the last month.  The following photos were taken on 2 December 2012 during a flight where we documented the meager snow depths and radio-tracked muskoxen and dolly varden in and around Noatak National Preserve and Cape Krusenstern National Monument.  The time between sunrise and sunset dwindles to less than two hours on the winter solstice, so we fly less often and have few photos to choose from.  Nevertheless, we hope you enjoy a glimpse of the Parks in December.

Flying in December

Flying in December

Flying in December

Sunset on the coast of Cape Krusenstern National Monument


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  1. Moondog - Molokai, Hawaii
    November 26, 2013 at 09:06

    And what cities are uncovered from the axis tilt? What have you found?

 

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Did You Know?

Two rustic cabins surrounded by trees. The large one sits on the ground and the small one sits on stilts to protect stored food from animals

In 1940, archeologist J. Louis Giddings traveled down the Kobuk River on a homemade raft, with three young Native men as guides. They found many ancient house depressions, including one at Onion Portage in Kobuk Valley National Park. The site is now believed to be about 10,000 years old.