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?
Some river drainages in Kobuk Valley National Park are so remote that the U.S. Geological Survey has not given them names. However, many may have been named by the indigenous people living in the region for thousands of years.