Stretching for 700 square miles, the ice field is the central feature of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Exit Glacier is the primary destination for visitors to witness up close the power of the glaciers. It is also the home to the Exit Glacier Nature Center and the trail head for the Harding Icefield Trail.
The coast of Kenai Fjords National Park stretches for 545 stern and rocky miles.
Kenai Fjords is home to wildlife of all shapes and sizes, from the mammoth humpback whale, to the hoary marmot in its high meadows.
Bald eagles are one of most commonly seen inhabitants of Kenai Fjords.
Both coastal brown bears and the smaller black bear make their home in and around Kenai Fjords.
Named for the American naturalist William Healy Dall, these small cetaceans are only found in the North Pacific. Unafraid of boats, they often are found playing in the bow wake of tour ships.
Living its life between the crash of the waves, this iconic shorebird spends its days feeding in the rich intertidal zone.
Photos of the rich flora of Kenai Fjords.
Described as "soft gold" by the Russian fur-trappers, these marine mammals are an iconic part of the Alaskan landscape.
Kenai Fjords National Park is home to both tufted and horned puffins.
There are at least 38 glaciers which flow from the Harding Icefield. 12 of these glaciers terminate within park boundaries.
Named by and for Georg Wilhelm Steller, a naturalist who accompianied the Vitus Bering expedition, these marine mammals are the largest of the eared seals.
Regularly seen along the coasts and trails of Kenai Fjords, mountain goats live their lives literally on the edge.
Events celebrating the National Park Service Centennial in 2016.
Also known as "killer whales", the orca is the top predator in the waters around Kenai Fjords.
Last updated: November 9, 2016
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