is definately the most fascinating place I have ever been. It is a must see
place for everyone who loves nature. I stayed in Alaska for two weeks in the
summer of 2002 with my family, moving from city to city, engaging in exciting
activites we could only dream about before.
We had an
amazing time seeing all the wonderfully different places in Alaska. We spent
some time in the beautiful Denali National Park, which houses Noth America's
highest mountain Mt. McKinley. I have an inherent excitement about high
mountains and couldn't help think to myself that maybe one day I would be
returning to the park as part of a climbing expedition. Besides visiting
Denali NP, we saw some of the glaciers. We also went fishing, white water
rafting and took a nature scenery tour with a ship. I will try to explain the
pictures below. Remeber that you can access larger versions by clicking on the
In front of a beaver dam
A moose sighting
Undergrowth of the Rainforest
A grizzly bear
- I was really surprised to find a beaver dam: What a fascinating
infrastructure... But actually, beaver dams like these should be quite
common in Alaska since nature is undisturbed.
- Moose are quite common in Alaska. Unlike in other states, they are easy to
- I couldn't beleive it when I heard that there is a rainforest in Alaska.
It is called the boreal rainforest and while quite unlike the Amazon, takes
heavy rainfall. The undergrowth was especially interesting to me.
- Grizly bears are among the most amazing animals on Earth. They can grow up
to 3meters tall. We saw quite a few on our tour in Denali NP.
The biggest Halibut onboard
A long dusk
An Alaskan sunset
- The glaciers occupying many parts of Alaska were formed in the last ice
age and are in a continous process of melting. As these glaciers melt, huge
pieces of ice fall into the sea with an amazing roar. The blue color of the
glaciers is caused by the increased density of ice and the resulting
- I went fishing with my family. It was my first time fishing for Halibut,
but unbelivable, I caught the largest Halibut on the boat. :) They say
beginner's luck of couse but you cannot imagine how much one has to strive
to pull the Halibut from the depths of the ocean. These Halibut were
respectively small since it was the end of the fishing season and the fish
had started migrating.
- When the world lives the longest days of the summer, Alaska has
unbeliavably long days. Fairbanks, a city a bit north of Anchorage, is not
called "the city of the midnight sun" for no reason. Although it
was August, the days were still quite long and sunsets took a long time. The
view is from a cloudy day.
- We were lucky to catch this beautiful view of an Alaskan sunset.
Some Murray on rocks
Sun bathing sea lions
A beautiful lake
With my family above a lake
- As we follwed the coast line in the cruise we took, we became increasingly
facinated with the diversity of life. From whales to seals, and from puffins
to murray, there were so many new species to see. These birds which are
amazing to most of the Earth's people, are a common sight in the beautiful
coasts of Alaska.
- One of the lakes in Alaska. Much of these lakes were formed by glacial
- A family picture on the decent to one of the lakes.