ALASKA REMAINS A FAIRLY UNBEATABLE destination for both locals traveling within, and visitors arriving every day. And why not? Five-story walls of ice, a sea of mountains, glaciers, and crevasses, miles of rural highway, immense history, and a proud culture, not to mentioned the thriving population of North American wildlife… The list goes on. These Instagram images celebrate the pristine wilderness and natural beauty of Alaska — and we should too.

1. Lake Clark National Park

2. Halibut Cove, Kenai Peninsula Borough

3. Glenn Highway

4. Russian River

5. Grewingk Glacier, Kenai Mountains

6. Wrangell-St Elias National Park

not a bad place to hang out #GoPro #flyakbush #wrangellmountainair

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7. Root Glacier

8. Crow Pass Trailhead

9. Punchbowl Glacier between Poibrene Heights and Metlichina Ridge

10. Ruth Glacier, Denali National Park and Preserve

11. Frederick Sound, Alexander Archipelago

12. Worthington Glacier

13. Prince William Sound

14. Denali National Park and Preserve

LOVE aerial views…and promise to not get carried away with a ton of them…but it's a fun way to see little hidden jewels. I believe the glacial term for these are "kettles." Although they look like small puddles from the air…they are more of the size of a lake. Won't get into the nerdy geological reason how these kettles are formed…but it's quite impressive how these phenomenons, of great scale, make one feel really, really, really small and insignificant. Anyone wanna take a dip in these beautiful B҉R҉I҉L҉L҉I҉A҉N҉T҉ blue beauties? ✦ . . . . #k2aviation #denalinationalpark #glacier #alaskanationalparks #findyourpark #scenicalaska #naturealaska #alaskanadventures #alaskalife #thealaskalife #myalaska #thisisalaska #visitalaska #sharingalaska #thelastfrontier #explorealaska #alaskalove #intothewild #keepitwild #bestmountainartists #landscape_lovers #landscape_captures #landscapephotography #nature_perfection #nature_brilliance #naturehippys #fiftyshades_of_nature #mthrworld #earthpics #earthpix

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15. Rendezvous Peak, Chugach State Park

Beautiful weekend!! ☀️ Hiking in a skirt..

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16. Wasilla