Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photos

All of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photos (ANWR) on this site are available to license as stock photography, or purchase as fine art prints to display in your home or office. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is the nation’s largest refuge at just over 19 million acres largely in the Alaska North Slope region. It supports an amazing diversity of wildlife and plant life within the 6 different ecozones that span its north to south range. Eight million of the acres are designated as “Wilderness”. There are no roads to take you to this rugged and isolated region, and therefore most access is by plane or hiking. Many rivers flow out of the Brooks Range mountains into the coastal plains area, offering water access to many paddlers, visitors, scientists, and nature enthusiasts.

Caribou antlers in the golden light of the midnight sun on the Canning River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Caribou antlers in the golden light of the midnight sun on the Canning River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Midnight sunset over dwarf fireweed, or river beauty, along the Marsh Fork of the Canning River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Midnight sunset over dwarf fireweed, or river beauty, along the Marsh Fork of the Canning River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Aerial of the wild and scenic Wind River, Brooks Range, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Aerial of the wild and scenic Wind River, Brooks Range, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Colorful aurora borealis over the mountains near chandalar shelf, Brooks Range Alaska, hovering over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Colorful aurora borealis over the mountains near chandalar shelf, Brooks Range Alaska, hovering over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Hikers in the mountains bordering the Marsh Fork of the Canning River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Hikers in the mountains bordering the Marsh Fork of the Canning River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Brooks Range mountains, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Geological feature of Polygons on the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Geological feature of Polygons on the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Slideshow of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photos

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