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
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.