Alaska Wildlife photos

Alaska’s wildlife species are a hallmark of the state. It is home to some of the land’s largest carnivores; is favored by a diverse bird population, and miles and miles of shoreline offer habitat for abundant marine life. From grizzly bears, polar bears, moose, Dall sheep, mountain goats and many, many more, tourists and hunters make Alaska a mecca experience. I’ve spent countless hours in the field observing and photographing these amazing creatures. All of the Alaska wildlife photos are available for purchase as stock photography, or as fine art prints to display in your home or office.

Alaska Wildlife Species

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos)

Young grizzly bear rests along the spring tundra in front of Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Young grizzly bear rests on the spring tundra in front of Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

 

Coastal Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

alaska wildlife photos: Brown bears fish for red salmon at the Brooks River falls, Katmai National Park, southwest, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Brown bear catches a leaping red salmon on the Brooks Falls, Brooks River, Katmai National Park, southwest, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

alaska wildlife photos: Polar bear sow and cub sit at the water's edge on a barrier island in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Polar bear sow and cub sit at the water’s edge on a barrier island in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

alaska wildlife photos: Black bear fishes for pink salmon in a stream along western Prince William Sound, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Peninsula, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Black bear fishes for pink salmon in a stream along western Prince William Sound, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Peninsula, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Muskox (Ovibos moschatus)

alaska wildlife photos: Bull muskox on the snow covered tundra of the Arctic North Slope, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Bull muskox on the snow-covered tundra of the Arctic North Slope, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

alaska wildlife photos: Mountain goat, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai mountains, Kenai Peninsula, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Mountain goat, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai Mountains, Kenai Peninsula, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Dall Sheep (Ovis dali)

alaska wildlife photos: An adult, full curl dall sheep ram on the snow covered tundra of the Brooks Range mountains in Alaska's Arctic. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

An adult, full curl Dall sheep ram on the snow-covered tundra of the Brooks Range mountains in Alaska’s Arctic. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Barren Ground Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)

alaska wildlife photos: Bull caribou, rangifer tarandus, on tundra north of the Brooks Range, Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Bull caribou with shedding velvet antlers on the autumn tundra north of the Brooks Range, Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Red Fox (Vulpes fulva)

alaska wildlife photos: A red fox stands on the snow covered tundra of Alaska's Arctic North Slope (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

A red fox stands on the snow-covered tundra of Alaska’s Arctic North Slope (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

alaska wildlife photos: Arctic fox in white winter coat rests in a snowdrift along a lake in Alaska's Arctic North Slope. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Arctic fox in white winter coat rests in a snowdrift along a lake in Alaska’s Arctic North Slope. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Moose (Alces gigas)

alaska wildlife photos: Two silhouetted bull moose spar on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Two silhouetted bull moose spar on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

alaska wildlife photos: Wolf from the Grant Creek pack, Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Wolf from the Grant Creek pack, Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

alaska wildlife photos: Denali National Park (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Canada lynx on the tundra in Denali National Park, Interior, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Porcupine in willow tree (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Porcupine in willow tree (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata)

alaska wildlife photos: Hoary Marmot stands upright, on alert on a mountain ridge, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Hoary Marmot stands upright, on alert on a mountain ridge, Denali National Park, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Alaska Marmot (Marmota broweri)

alaska wildlife photos: Alaska marmot finds shelter among the rocks along Archimedes ridge, Utukok Uplands, National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Alaska marmot finds shelter among the rocks along Archimedes ridge, Utukok Uplands, National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Arctic Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus parryii)

alaska wildlife photos: Arctic Ground Squirrel, Denali National Park, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Arctic Ground Squirrel, Denali National Park, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Wolverine (Gulo gulo)

alaska wildlife photos: Wolverine on the snowy tundra near the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline in Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Wolverine on the snowy tundra near the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline in Arctic, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea)

alaska wildlife photos: Short-tailed weasel stands up by a water barrel, Alaska Range mountains. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Short-tailed weasel stands up by a water barrel, Alaska Range mountains. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

American Mink (Neovison vison)

Mink travels the thin icy surface of a stream during freeze up in Alaska's interior. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

American mink travels the thin icy surface of a stream during freeze up in Alaska’s interior. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Alaska wildlife photos slideshow

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