Photo(s) of the Month: Airborne
December 31, 2012
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.
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Did You Know?
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.