Southwest Alaska

The elongated Alaska Peninsula marks the extreme western extension of the North American continent. Tapering out into the Bering Sea like a curled crocodile’s tail, it's a jumble of treeless emerald hills, precipitous cliffs and conical snow-capped peaks heavy with reminders of an erstwhile Russian culture and a still surviving Aleut one.


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A group of grizzly bears fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls.

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One bear has been crowned cuddliest of them all at Fat Bear Week in Alaska

Sep 25, 2020 • 2 min read


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