The road that transects Denali National Park crosses 4 mountain passes and many river drainages. This is astonishing for a road that is only 90 miles long, and one of the reasons that majestic views are not lacking on that journey. And, this lends to photos of wildlife contextually placed in this wilderness mountain setting. I enjoy that aspect of the park, and the photo below shows that well. It gives a feel for the terrain in which these animals roam. Taken along the Toklat river, this brown bear moved quickly across the braided river, moving somewhere that its nose was dictating. A little snow remains on the center mountain, which was actually well covered just the day before from snowfall in early June. I’ve been snowed on in May, June, July, August, & September in Denali Park, and this varied and quickly changing weather is another reason that Alaska’s sub arctic mountain wilderness is an exciting and ever changing landscape in which to photograph.