Photos of the Month: Wildlife
November 28, 2012
It's November in the Western Arctic National Parklands, the high and low temperatures have
The following were taken earlier this month during an aerial moose survey. So as not to
The low angle of the light in November often creates an orange glow on the antlers of the bull moose.
A moose traversing the willows in the photo below has left an obvious trail.
If you're curious what animal is tunneling through the snow below, pass your mouse over
In this photo a snow-covered bear is standing up in the willows, imitating the spruce.
This bear den was being excavated in the open tundra with curious trails of rocks and tussocks leading toward and away from the entrance.
A group of caribou from the Western Arctic herd passing through Cape Krusenstern National
This lynx sat intently as we flew overhead, much more concerned with something afoot.
The sun sets on the town of Kotzebue today at 3:29 pm. This photo was taken on
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Did You Know?
Even though Kobuk Valley National Park gets only 50 cm of rain and snow each year, much of the lowland tundra is soggy. Permafrost, many feet below the surface of the soil, prevents the water from draining away.