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25 Photos to Make You Fall in Love with Alaska

Alaska is a photographers playground. Actually, it’s probably a sensory feast for anyone who loves the beauty of nature and open spaces. It’s a huge state, being the largest in the United States and is actually bigger than all but nineteen countries worldwide. I’ve taken loads of photos of Alaska and thought I would share 25 photos to make you fall in love with Alaska.

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25 Photos to Make You Fall in Love with Alaska

Kenai Peninsula

My first three trips to Alaska, besides an inside passage cruise, were actually to the Kenai Peninsula to go fishing and hiking. I didn’t have an opinion of Alaska prior to the first trip, but my husband was already in love with it. He had been hunting several times and his dream was to move to Alaska someday.

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The Kenai Peninsula has a highway down both sides, but not going all the way around. It has some of the best fishing in the world and we had loads of fun fishing.

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These are photos of the Seward Highway and Seward Bay.

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There is also the Portage Glacier where you can hike and enjoy the beauty of the area.

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Glenn Highway

The Glenn Highway travels between Anchorage and Eureka and the Matanuska Glacier is located on it, just south of Sheep Mountain. It doesn’t look so big, but it really is huge.

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Richardson Highway

We took the Richardson Highway on our way out of Alaska this past summer when we came off the Denali Highway. There were so many beautiful things to look at that I think we stopped 20 times in 30 miles. I actually took at 30 pictures of the Gulkana Glaicer and would have loved to have hiked up and taken more. Next time.

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Denali Highway

I’ve taken two trips crossing the Denali Highway and felt like I saw different things both times. It might be because one time was in June and one in September, so things looked different. Whatever the reason, I really loved both trips.

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The Denali Highway was another place where we stopped a million times for photos, like the 40 or so I took of this eagle. He was quite the great sport.  I have a bunch more Denali Highway photos on my Denali Highway Road Trip post.

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Dalton Highway

The Dalton Highway is also called the Haul Road and is the road on the show Ice Road Truckers. They film that show in the winter time, but we went in the summer/fall. It travels from Fairbanks to the Arctic Ocean, which is only about 500 miles, but takes a good two days to travel, one way.

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Bear watching is so much fun! When my husband spotted this big boy (?), he was about 1000 yards out. We watched him for awhile as he moved closer. He got as close as 30 yards from us. Thank goodness we had a truck and weren’t just walking around. We estimate that he was about 400 pounds and working on getting bigger for his big sleep. He was very aware of us there and watching him and I was very aware of his proximity to me so he didn’t get too close. I’m pretty sure he could take me in a fight. We spotted him in The Arctic Circle in Alaska. It was such a great trip! Have you ever been this close to a wild bear? Isn’t he beautiful? . . . . #travelphotography #igalaska #travelalaska #femaletravelbloggers #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #bear #arcticcircle #wander #wanderer #travel travellife #explore #adventure #thealaskalife #roadtrip #alaska #explorealaska #alaskalife #alaskabear #daltonhighway #daltonhighwayalaska

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Be prepared for some incredible scenery and so much wildlife. We spotted these animals and so many more. My 4 Day Dalton Highway Post has more beautiful animals for your viewing pleasure.

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This is the Marion Creek and I fell so in love with it’s beauty and the peacefulness of the area. I would love to go back and spend even more time in the future.

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Wiseman

I had read about the small town of Wiseman on the Dalton Highway and wanted to stop and see it so much. I could spend a few days in this tiny town taking photos and not get bored.

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The show Life Below Zero has a character, Erik Salitan, who lives in the wilderness close to Wiseman. I’m only one season 4 or 5, so that’s when I’ve seen him to. I hope he’s still on.

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The Chatanika River is very close to Fairbanks and has a campground located on it right off the highway. We stayed there one night and it was a good place to stay, with clean toilets. It’s this a beautiful scene?

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Parks Highway

The Parks Highway runs from Wasilla to Fairbanks and is actually a great road for seeing a lot of things, some beautiful and some odd. Be prepared to stop for lots of photos.

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I love this creek. It’s called June Creek and it runs at the edge of our property. When I walk across it, I can feel the world slip away.

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My husband took this photo not too far north of our place. Isn’t it beautiful? I love the worn wood on the house and the fall colors.

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So tell me, are you in love with Alaska yet? Have you been? If not, why not? If so, what was your favorite thing about Alaska? I love hearing from you, so drop me a comment below.

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26 Comments

  • Reply Angelica January 11, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I am even more in love with Alaska after this! I’ve driven through the Glenn Highway and Seward Highway, but I’d also love to check out Dalton and Richardson after seeing those pictures. I can’t wait to go back!

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:14 pm

      It seems like wherever you look, there is something beautiful to see. The Dalton Highway was such a great trip.

  • Reply Lauryn January 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! Alaska is such a treasure. The landscape is magnificent and the wildlife is spectacular. I haven’t been yet, but it’s super high on my list! Thank you for sharing all of these amazing photos.

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    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      It’s such a beautiful spot. I hope you make it there someday. You won’t regret it!

  • Reply Maura January 11, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Alaska is high on my list of places to visit…I can’t wait to go and visit Denali and the other national parks. Your photos are beautiful, those mountains look incredible!!

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you. You will really love it when you visit!

  • Reply Taylor January 11, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Okay these photos are SO beautiful! I seriously just started looking up flights to Alaska! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you. Don’t just look at flying into Anchorage. Sometimes flights into Fairbanks are cheaper. Also, depending on what you want to see, it might be closer to your destination.

  • Reply Yara January 11, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    My oh my! I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Alaska. This is a beautiful set of photos across the state. I love how you’ve captured the Marion Creek. A must visit for sure!

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you. Alaska is a place you don’t plan to fall so in love with, especially if you don’t like the cold. It completely stole my heart.

  • Reply Marion January 12, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Great job on capturing the diversity of Alaska! The colors are really impressive, well done. It looks still so wild.

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much. It is very wild in most places. It’s something I love about it.

  • Reply Lauren January 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

    INCREDIBLE photos. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get to Alaska one day. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you. I really hope you can go to Alaska someday. It’s beautiful.

  • Reply Agni & Amrita January 12, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Yes, your photographs indeed made me fall in love with Alaska. Such a gorgeous place! The highways, the glaciers are all so beautiful. It makes me want to visit Alaska soon.

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      You really should. It’s really an amazing place. Sensory overload all the time.

  • Reply Suman January 12, 2019 at 7:17 am

    The pictures are just splendid. I didn’t know that there were so many highways around the mountains where one could fish too.

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you. There are highways, but some of them either aren’t paved or are roughly paved. Keep this in mind if you rent a car. Loads of fishing too.

  • Reply Jayashree Sengupta January 12, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Wonderful photostory…. each story spoke a different story. Lovely background.

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much. Lots of stories to tell.

  • Reply Sheree January 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Wow!! These photos are stunning. I have a friend that lives in Alaska and he has invited me and my partner to visit. I really want to go (even more so after looking at these photos) but I need to find the money and time. Too many places in need of exploration! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      I understand. The world is a big place to explore. You will love it when you visit. So great that you will have a friend to stay with. Cuts down on expenses.

  • Reply Lisa January 13, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Aw I’d love to visit Alaska one day! I’ve not yet been when in the US, but these photos make me want to visit! Dalton Highway and the other landscapes mentioned are beautiful. I bet the air is so clean there too!

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      You’re so right. The air is clean and crisp. I feel like I can breath better there than most other places. I hope you get to visit!

  • Reply Shreya Saha January 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    The photos look really great. I am already in love with Alaska. There are too many places to visit. Portage Glacier is the favorite shot to me. Overall, loved all the pictures.

    • Reply ppadmin January 21, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      So glad you like them. I don’t think you can go wrong wherever you go in Alaska.

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