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Alaska Wildlife Photos including pictures of the Alaskan Brown Bear, Moose and other wildlife photos from Alaska.In the language of the original inhabitants, Alaska means â€œlarge wide countryâ€œ. The most northern state of the USA, called Last-Frontier State by the Americans, is indeed large and wide. It is a country of high ranges, rivers, lakes, glaciers and volcanoes. Fascinated by the wild beauty, you note this at the latest when you start by floatplane at Lake Hood in Anchorage, the biggest water airport worldwide, and you let yourself drop off somewhere in the wilderness. The pilot is usually in a hurry to fly back, because the next storm is never far away. The bush plane is the main means of transportation of the north, and with it you reach the most remote regions. But one thing is indispensable: you need to be absolutely self-sufficient (best with expedition equipment), you should have some wilderness experience, and you should never forget where you are: in the bear country. The rules of conduct for dealing with bears need to be strictly observed. The pilot has started on his way back, and we are surrounded by an amazing silence and solitude. In the back country of the Katmai National Park we are busy pitching a tent, when the first bear appears. Fortunately, the first thing we did was placing our food supplies far away from the tent, between two trees, unreachable for Master Bruin. It is getting dark quickly, and the first night lasts quite long. In the morning we see bears, wolves, moose and many birds which are very friendly. A river full of salmons, surrounded by blooming wild flowers, meets the lake directly at our campground. Still in the crack of dawn, a swimming moose family passes the riverbank only a few metres away from our tent. One week later we are not picked up as arranged. Storm and heavy rain are the reasons. We are prepared for this and have sufficient food with us. Five days later, the cloud cover tears open, we hear the sound of a motor, and a little later our bush plane has landed. Alaska, the country with the eight golden stars on blue ground in the flag, with its untouched nature and great fauna and flora, holds a danger you canâ€™t escape: you return inevitably, again and again.
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