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.
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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.
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