Alaska Tourism photos

Alaska is a popular tourist destination and people from around the world visit to take in its grand vistas and abundant wildlife. I feel privileged to live and photograph in this vibrant landscape, which is home to Mt. Denali, North America’s highest peak, grizzly bears, caribou, whales, glaciers, historical sites and never-ending epic vistas of true wilderness and rugged beauty. Tourism continues to grow in Alaska, as more businesses develop and offer gateways to experience wilderness adventure. Photography, flightseeing, wildlife viewing, gold panning, northern lights, dog mushing, skiing, river rafting, hiking and backpacking, sportfishing, and hunting are some of the many popular ways to experience the last frontier. All of the Alaska tourism photos here are available for license as stock photography, or purchase as fine art prints to display in your home or office.

Alaska tourism photos: Small bush plane by Kantishna Air takes flightseeing tour by the north and south summits of Denali, North America's highest mountain, view from Eielson Bluffs, Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Small bush plane by Kantishna Air takes tourists on a flightseeing tour past the north and south summits of Denali, North America’s highest mountain, view from Eielson Bluffs, Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Kayakers paddle in Barry Arm, near the face of Cascade glacier, Prince William Sound, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Kayakers paddle in Barry Arm, near the face of Cascade glacier, Prince William Sound, Southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Dall sheep rams, Denali Park road, tourists watch from Park buses, Polychrome Pass, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Dall sheep rams, Denali Park road, tourists watch from Park buses, Polychrome Pass, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Riverboat Discovery sternwheeler with tourists, bush plane on floats takes off from the Chena River, Fairbanks, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Riverboat Discovery sternwheeler with tourists, a bush plane on floats takes off from the Chena River, Fairbanks, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: The north and south summits of Denali are visible from Highway pass as a tour bus travels along the Denali Park road, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

The north and south summits of Denali are visible from Highway pass as a tour bus travels along the Denali Park road, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Santa Claus House is a popular tourist destination, located in North Pole, just 15 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Holland American Cruise ship in Sitka Sound, Sitka, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Tourists enjoy a kayaking excursion alongside a Holland American Cruise ship in Sitka Sound, Sitka, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Young girl pans for gold, Fairbanks, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Young girl pans for gold, Fairbanks, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: The tidewater face of Chenega Glacier, which flows out of the Sargent Ice Field, Nassau Fjord, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Peninsula, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Hikers pause to take in views of the tidewater face of Chenega Glacier, which flows out of the Sargent Ice Field, Nassau Fjord, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Peninsula, Southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Aerial of the Coral Princess Cruise ship in College Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Aerial of the Coral Princess Cruise ship in College Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Whitewater river rafting, Nenana River, Denali National Park, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Whitewater river rafting, Nenana River, Denali National Park, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Cross country skiing in the White Mountains National Recreation Area. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Cross country skiing in the White Mountains National Recreation Area. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Tourists and motorhome at black rapids glacier turnout along the Richardson Highway in the Alaska Range mountains, interior. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Tourists and motorhome at black rapids glacier turnout along the Richardson Highway in the Alaska Range mountains, Interior. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Independence Mine, Hatcher Pass, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Alaska’s rich history in gold and mining can be found throughout the state. Independence Mine, Hatcher Pass, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: King salmon charter fishing in Sitka, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

King salmon charter fishing in Sitka, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Fly fishing for red salmon on the Kenai River, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Fly fishing for red salmon on the Kenai River, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Man pauses while hiking at the edge of a blue lake in the Arrigetch Peaks, Valley of Aquarius, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Man pauses while hiking at the edge of a blue lake in the Arrigetch Peaks, Valley of Aquarius, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Backpacking is a popular way to explore Alaska’s many out of the way places. Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Alaska tourism photos: Tourists view and photography Killer Whales, (Orcas) from the bow of a boat in northern Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Tourists view and photograph Killer Whales, (Orcas) from the bow of a boat in northern Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Photographer silhouetted against the sky in Denali National Park. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Photographer silhouetted against the sky in Denali National Park. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

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