Summer is over in Alaska.
The calendar may only say August 12 and the rest of the country may be sweltering in August heat, but I can assure you the seasons are changing in the Great Land. The wildflowers are almost gone, some aspen trees have turned yellow and when I go hiking I get a tummy ache from eating the wild blueberries.
As a tribute to the Alaskan Summer of 2013, I have compiled a gallery of my 20 favorite nature photos from the summer. Almost all of them were taken in Denali National Park and if don’t like Alaska, or moose, or have an irrational fear of wildflowers, it is best if you click away right now. Hopefully I will get a dramatic photo of a bear and wolf fighting over a caribou carcass or a photo of a tourist being chased by a moose for the upcoming autumn edition, but for now I don’t have anything quite that dramatic.
In no particular order, my favorite photos of the summer.
Alaska Summer Photos from 2013
Denali National Park, Alaska
Another early summer scene.
Moose in Alaska
Beaver entering a stream.
Look how happy I am! Photo Credit: Kristi
A field of wildflowers near the park entrance
Me trying to be an artist
The bud on a fireweed flower
Denali, North America’s highest mountain, from the Little Coal Creek Trail.
What this photo cannot illustrate is the swarm of vampirian mosquitoes that assaulted me as I tried to take this. I am sure I could have got a better shot, but I was being attacked by hundreds and thousands of ruthless mozzies.
Otto Lake, Alaska
Riley Creek at sunset, shot with a neutral density filter
A beaver on Horseshoe Lake
Denali Park, Alaska
A field of Mountain Irises in a meadow near my house.
Dwarf Fireweed along the banks of Riley Creek. What this photo does not illustrate is me slipping and falling into the river on my way down to take the photo.
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