Alaska is home to the most incredible mountainous landscapes, wildlife, and unique culture. From the Arctic Circle to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska is truly a wild place to live. Want to immerse yourself to feel like you’re in Alaska from the comfort of your home? Check out the best live webcams that showcase the real Alaska.
Brooks Falls is infamous for being up close and intimate with Brown Bears in Katmai National Park. In this live stream, you’re able to watch dozens of brown bears catching their salmon for the day and frolicking in the falls.
After living in hibernation with six months of darkness for the winter season, summertime is us locals’ favorite season! Summers in Alaska consists of vibrant green foliage, warm weather, fishing season, and most importantly, the midnight sun. Being born and raised in Anchorage, I’ve yet to grow tired of watching the Alaskan sunset over the Cook Inlet. In this article, I’ll give you the top 5 places in Anchorage, Alaska to photograph the sunset.
5. SHIP CREEK, SMALL BOAT LAUNCH
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The sunset at the Ship Creek Small Boat Lunch is one of my personal favorites. From early June to late July, Ship Creek is a popular fishing spot for locals and visitors to Anchorage. This area is great for a clear inlet shot without intervention from city views (or lights for winter shots) with distant mountains that look so close you can ALMOST touch them! If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll catch some shorebirds grazing the mudflats.
Alaska is hardly known for it’s sandy beaches and hot weather. Tourists won’t usually put swim suits on their luggage list when booking a ticket to the 49th state. However, Alaska does have sandy beaches and they’re worth noting. Take a peak at the top four sandy beaches in the last frontier!
Waves crash for miles on Schooner beach. In the background is Mt. St. Elias, the second highest peak in the United States. A place of sanctity and serene beauty. Schooner beach is worth while if you’re making your way South. … READ MORE
Seward, Alaska is one of the most historical locations to visit in the state. This small fishing town has an unbeatable view of Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park. Visiting Seward is a perfect way to immerse yourself in an authentic Alaskan experience. To experience Seward “the Alaskan way”, read this article to learn about the town’s most featured attractions.
1. Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center
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The Alaska SeaLife Center, also known as the ASLC, is a wildlife rehabilitation aquarium for various marine animals that are native to Alaska that also holds the title of being Alaska’s ONLY public aquarium. The ASLC cares for 29 marine animal species and features sealions, seals, puffins, otters, and penguins. The ASLC is located right on the coast of Seward, but is particularly unique because all the animals in the aquarium are home to Alaska. With a trip here, you get to see first-hand how much effort this town has put into conserving and protecting Alaska’s rich and mesmerizing aquatic wildlife and oceanic environment.
Alaska is home to hundreds of waterfalls across the state. Some are only accessible by plane and others by boat, but all of them provide an amazing photo-op guaranteed to make your Facebook friends and Instagram followers jealous. Below are SharingAlaska’s top waterfalls in Alaska that make you feel you’re in an adventure movie!
Frozen Ground is a mystery thriller based on the real-life Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen. As an Alaska state trooper pairs up with a woman who escaped Hansen’s fatal grasp in order to bring the murders to a final halt, Hansen continues to pursue new victims. With a double life, Hansen evades suspicion as he works in his restaurant under the guise of being an upstanding member of the Anchorage, Alaskan community.
As noted by Spoon University, Alaska’s best dessert comes from none other than the delicious bakery, Fire Island Rustic Bake Shop. The “Baked Alaska” as they call it is a stack of cake-like, ice cream substance covered in a meringuesque topping and then lighting it off to give it a crisper taste.
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Throughout its history, Alaska has been an enormously important strategic location for the U.S. military. In fact, in World War II, the government built early warning radar systems whose purpose it was to monitor the Soviet Union. If the USSR launched an attack, Alaska was the first line of defense in its path. Many of these systems are now abandoned. However, with upgrades, some remain. Those that weren’t upgraded were either demolished or replaced with something even more interesting. Here are the top five coolest military installations in Alaska.
1) Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment
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Southwest of Anchorage, and four miles away from Kodiak town proper, the Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment (NSWCWD) specializes in training Navy SEALs in cold weather survival and advanced forest and coastal tactics. According to Erika Manzano, mass communication specialist for the Navy, candidates sent here spend 48 hours in the mountains, with only fire and a knife to aid them, and navigate through the rough terrain and frigid conditions. After that, they swim 500 yards in 34-degree ocean water only to rewarm themselves once on shore. Designed for the most elite military personnel, the NSWCWD is a one-of-a-kind facility.