Just How Cold Does It Really Get in Alaska?

(Note: This post originally published in January, 2011)

When talking to others about my photography adventures, the subject often gravitates to me being asked if it really does get THAT COLD in Alaska. Here’s a few images I made in the Chilkat River Valley during my last visit to Haines, Alaska, to photograph the bald eagles there … you tell me!


Chilkat River Valley

Chilkat River Valley at sunrise (~10:30am)


Snowy scene on the Chilkat River

Bald Eagles gather in trees along the Chilkat River


Heavy frost on shrub in the Chilkat River Valley

A “somewhat frosty” shrub along the Chilkat River bank


Bald Eagle feather covered with frost

A Bald Eagle feather, encased in frost, gently blows in the breeze


I think you’d agree that it can get quite cold there … even in the “temperate” Inside Passage!





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