Photos of Alaska: 30 Breathtaking Pictures You Need to See

What can I say about Alaska? It’s amazing. Brilliant. Wild. Surreal. Beautiful. While these photos of Alaska show off some of its beauty, being on the ground and seeing it in person is where the true wonder lives.

I spent 22 days in Alaska in 2021, and it is something I think about a lot.

We saw nearly all of the Kenai Peninsula, flew over Denali, enjoyed the wildlife, spent three days in Wrangell St. Elias National Park, walked on a glacier, went bear watching in Lake Clark, hung out in Talkeetna, and frolicked in Kenai Fjords National Park.

It was truly an eye-opening experience, and I hope these photos of Alaska help convey the true brilliance of the Last Frontier.

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Above the Alaskan Range

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Denali

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Lake Clark National Park Bears

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Root Glacier

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Lake Clark National Park

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Flying above Wrangell St. Elias National Park

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Last Light

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Alaska Flightseeing Adventures

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Caribou in Denali National Park

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Epic Glaciers

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Above Wrangell St. Elias National Park

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Orca Sightings

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Slaughter Ridge Above Cooper Landing

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Sailing in the Kenai Fjords

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Lake Clark National Park Bears

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The Tallest Mountain in North America

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An Alaska Glacier Under the Midnight Sun

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Wrangell St. Elias National Park

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America’s Most Desolate Highway

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Mantanuska Glacier

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Skilak Lake

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Sunset Glow

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A Bald Eagle Feasts

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Mt. Olympus

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An Alaska Sunset

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Peaks of the Kenai Peninsula

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Glacier Take-off

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An American Icon

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Snowy Peaks near Denali National Park

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A Grand Finale

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What you need to know about landing great photos of Alaska

Weather is always changing

To land great pictures of Alaska, you sort of have to battle the elements when tthey are around. And when teh either is great, you have to go wild and try to get as many shots as possible – especially for those on vacation.

But if you can’t wait it, then make sure you have good rain and camera gear that can withstand the elements.

Respect Wildlife

Always, always, always respect wildlife. No pictures of Alaska are worth getting hurt or worse. Carnivores should be 100 yards away to ensure everyone’s safety.

Take Advantage of the Long Days

If you visit Alaska over the summer, you’ll have daylight for some 20 hours of the day. Maximize your time in this great state by taking photos throughout the day and maximizing your time in golden hour.