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Alaska’s Arctic encompasses the Arctic Coast, Brooks Range and the Western Arctic, and is home to a number of National Parks and Preserves, which aid the protection and conservation of native species. The largest of these is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in north-eastern Alaska, the largest national wildlife refuge in the USA, and home to a large variety of species of plants and animals, including polar bears, caribou, wolves, eagles, and migratory birds. Alaska’s Arctic is also home to the Inupiat Eskimos, many of whom still live a subsistence lifestyle and preserve their history verbally from generation to generation.
Autumnal landscape with snow, Arrigetch Peaks region of Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska, USA, August 2014. - Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Autumnal landscape with snow, Arrigetch Peaks region of Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska, USA, August 2014.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing on iceberg floating in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic ocean, off the coast of Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) standing on iceberg floating in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic ocean, off the coast of Alaska.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) aerial view of sow with cub along the Arctic coast in summer, near Point Barrow, Alaska, USA. July. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) aerial view of sow with cub along the Arctic coast in summer, near Point Barrow, Alaska, USA. July.
Harding icefield  receeding rapidly due to global warming,Kenai Fjords National Park,  Alaska, USA, September 2004. - Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / Harding icefield receeding rapidly due to global warming,Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA, September 2004.
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) herd resting on and swimming around a chunk of pack ice during the spring breakup. Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Reserves, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) herd resting on and swimming around a chunk of pack ice during the spring breakup. Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Reserves, Alaska
Thousands of Snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight to begin their migration south from their summer nesting grounds in the Arctic, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Thousands of Snow geese (Chen caerulescens) taking flight to begin their migration south from their summer nesting grounds in the Arctic, Alaska.
Juvenile Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) feeding on Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) blubber along the Arctic coast, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, Autumn - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Juvenile Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) feeding on Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) blubber along the Arctic coast, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, Autumn
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with two juveniles walk along the ice edge during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with two juveniles walk along the ice edge during autumn freeze up, Beaufort Sea, off Arctic coast, Alaska
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herd during summer migration, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. June 2009 - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herd during summer migration, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. June 2009
Aerial view of Ringed seals (Phoca hispida) on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over many years where salt is squeezed out of the ice) with exit hole underneath ocean, Chukchi Sea, 20 miles off... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Aerial view of Ringed seals (Phoca hispida) on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over many years where salt is squeezed out of the ice) with exit hole underneath ocean, Chukchi Sea, 20 miles off...
Aerial view of tundra ponds and polygon formations in the NPRA. Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. July. - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Aerial view of tundra ponds and polygon formations in the NPRA. Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. July.
Inupiaq subsistence whaler stands on jumbled ice at the edge of an open lead in the pack ice to look for passing bowhead whales, during spring whaling season. Chukchi Sea, offshore from Barrow, Arctic... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Inupiaq subsistence whaler stands on jumbled ice at the edge of an open lead in the pack ice to look for passing bowhead whales, during spring whaling season. Chukchi Sea, offshore from Barrow, Arctic...
Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) portrait of pup lying on ice, Chukchi Sea, off shore from Point Barrow, Arctic Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Ringed seal (Phoca hispida) portrait of pup lying on ice, Chukchi Sea, off shore from Point Barrow, Arctic Alaska
Tent covered in snow, below peaks of Arrigetch Peaks, Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska, USA, September 2014. - Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Tent covered in snow, below peaks of Arrigetch Peaks, Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska, USA, September 2014.
Camper below the Arrigetch Peak, Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska, USA, August. Model released - Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Camper below the Arrigetch Peak, Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska, USA, August. Model released
Face of the glacier with massive cracks and seracs, showing layers of ice. Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, United States, July 2010. - Brent Stephenson
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Brent Stephenson / Face of the glacier with massive cracks and seracs, showing layers of ice. Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, United States, July 2010.
American golden plover (Pluvialis dominica) on the tundra, found along Kasegaluk lagoon and outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / American golden plover (Pluvialis dominica) on the tundra, found along Kasegaluk lagoon and outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June
Snow goose (Chen caerulescens) eggs in a down feather nest along Kasegaluk lagoon, outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Snow goose (Chen caerulescens) eggs in a down feather nest along Kasegaluk lagoon, outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow and cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Res... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow and cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Res...
Long tail duck (Clangula hyemallis) swimming on Kasegaluk lagoon and outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Long tail duck (Clangula hyemallis) swimming on Kasegaluk lagoon and outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June
Black-throated diver / Arctic loons (Gavia arctica) adults swimming on Kasegaluk lagoon, outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Black-throated diver / Arctic loons (Gavia arctica) adults swimming on Kasegaluk lagoon, outside the arctic village of Point Lay, Alaska, USA, June
Inupiaq subsistence whaler at the front of an umiak - or bearded seal skin boat - spots a whale from the edge of an open lead in the pack ice during spring whaling season. Chukchi Sea, offshore from B... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Inupiaq subsistence whaler at the front of an umiak - or bearded seal skin boat - spots a whale from the edge of an open lead in the pack ice during spring whaling season. Chukchi Sea, offshore from B...
RF- Caribou herd (Rangifer tarandus) grazing on tundra. Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska, USA. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / RF- Caribou herd (Rangifer tarandus) grazing on tundra. Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska, USA. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herd crossing a river during summer migration, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, June 2009 - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herd crossing a river during summer migration, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, June 2009
Inupiaq subsistence whalers get into their umiak - or bearded seal skin boat - in order to break thin ice forming in the open lead, allowing for passing bowhead whales during spring whaling season. Ch... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Inupiaq subsistence whalers get into their umiak - or bearded seal skin boat - in order to break thin ice forming in the open lead, allowing for passing bowhead whales during spring whaling season. Ch...
Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii) in breeding plumage, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska, USA June - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii) in breeding plumage, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska, USA June
Inupiaq subsistence whalers paddle their umiak, or bearded seal skin boat, to find passing bowhead whales traveling through the open lead, during spring whaling season. Chukchi Sea, offshore from Barr... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Inupiaq subsistence whalers paddle their umiak, or bearded seal skin boat, to find passing bowhead whales traveling through the open lead, during spring whaling season. Chukchi Sea, offshore from Barr...
Man wearing traditional polar bearskin gloves stands on pack ice over the Chukchi Sea. Offshore from Barrow, Arctic coast of Alaska, spring, May 2012. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Man wearing traditional polar bearskin gloves stands on pack ice over the Chukchi Sea. Offshore from Barrow, Arctic coast of Alaska, spring, May 2012.
Full moon over Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, North Slope, Alaska, USA - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Full moon over Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, North Slope, Alaska, USA
Full moon over Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, North Slope, Alaska, USA - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Full moon over Gates of the Arctic National Park, Brooks Range, North Slope, Alaska, USA
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious young bear along Bernard Spit, a barrier island, during autumn freeze up, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious young bear along Bernard Spit, a barrier island, during autumn freeze up, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska
Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) swimming in an open lead during spring migration, Chukchi Sea, Barrow, Arctic Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) swimming in an open lead during spring migration, Chukchi Sea, Barrow, Arctic Alaska
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) 3-year-olds play fighting on newly formed pack ice, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) 3-year-olds play fighting on newly formed pack ice, Beaufort Sea, off the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) fighting in water, Kaktovik, Alaska, USA, September. - Loic  Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) fighting in water, Kaktovik, Alaska, USA, September.
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) juveniles on shore, Kaktovik, Alaska, USA, September. - Loic  Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) juveniles on shore, Kaktovik, Alaska, USA, September.
Kongakut River with mountains in early light, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, June 2009 - Ingo Arndt
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Ingo Arndt / Kongakut River with mountains in early light, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, June 2009
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) young female stands to get a better view of what's around it, Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) young female stands to get a better view of what's around it, Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope, Alaska.
Crew member of the US coastguard ship 'Healy' standing on the sea ice in front of the ship's hull after the ship became stuck in the ice, Bering Sea, Alaska, USA, March 2008. Taken on location for the... - Jeff Wilson
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Jeff Wilson / Crew member of the US coastguard ship 'Healy' standing on the sea ice in front of the ship's hull after the ship became stuck in the ice, Bering Sea, Alaska, USA, March 2008. Taken on location for the...
View through the porthole of science teams and Frozen Planet film crew working on the sea ice in the Bering Sea, Alaska, USA, March 2008. The film crew were in search of Spectacled eider ducks, temper... - Jeff Wilson
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Jeff Wilson / View through the porthole of science teams and Frozen Planet film crew working on the sea ice in the Bering Sea, Alaska, USA, March 2008. The film crew were in search of Spectacled eider ducks, temper...
Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribils) walking on snow, 1002 coastal plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope of Brooks Range, Alaska, USA - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribils) walking on snow, 1002 coastal plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, North Slope of Brooks Range, Alaska, USA
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) footprints in the snow along a barrier island during autumn freeze up, Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. October 2009 - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) footprints in the snow along a barrier island during autumn freeze up, Bernard Spit, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. October 2009
Arctic fox {Alopex lagopus} hunting rodents under the snow, North Slope, Alaska. Sequence 2/3. - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Arctic fox {Alopex lagopus} hunting rodents under the snow, North Slope, Alaska. Sequence 2/3.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Re... - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sow with cub walking on multi-layer ice (freshwater pans formed over the years where the salt is squeezed out of the ice) on the Chukchi Sea, off the National Petroleum Re...
Aerial view of tundra polygons, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska, USA July 2007 - Gerrit Vyn
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Gerrit Vyn / Aerial view of tundra polygons, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska, USA July 2007
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) hunting a Bearded seal {Erignathus barbatus} resting on an iceberg in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Alaska - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) hunting a Bearded seal {Erignathus barbatus} resting on an iceberg in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean, Alaska
Freshly frozen pack ice off Cape Thompson, 26 miles south of Point Hope, Arctic coast of Alaska, March 2008 - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Freshly frozen pack ice off Cape Thompson, 26 miles south of Point Hope, Arctic coast of Alaska, March 2008
An Inupiaq whaling crew prepare to paddle their seal skin boat / umiak, in an open lead in the Chukchi Sea, during spring whaling season, off the Arctic coastal village of Point Hope, Alaska, May 2008 - Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / An Inupiaq whaling crew prepare to paddle their seal skin boat / umiak, in an open lead in the Chukchi Sea, during spring whaling season, off the Arctic coastal village of Point Hope, Alaska, May 2008
Common / Harbour seal mother and pup on ice floe {Phoca vitulina} Le Conte Glacier, Alaska, North America NOT FOR SALE IN US - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Common / Harbour seal mother and pup on ice floe {Phoca vitulina} Le Conte Glacier, Alaska, North America NOT FOR SALE IN US
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