Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos

“The line between use and misuse, between objectification and celebration, is fine indeed.”

~ Gary Snyder, “Practice of the Wild”.

ANWR Info

  • Home to no known introduced species.
  • Features 18 major rivers, including 3 designated Wild and Scenic Rivers.
  • Hosts the greatest variety of plant and animal life in any conservation area in the circumpolar north.
  • Two major caribou herds–the Porcupine and Central Arctic caribou–annually birth on the coastal plain.

ANWR preserves a unique wilderness landscape: infinite caribou herds, polar bears, grizzly bears, muskox, wolves, dall sheep, wolverines and migratory birds in the tens of thousands live here. Amazingly diverse, within the refuge’s boundaries are 5 different ecological regions, coastal marine, coastal plain tundra, alpine tundra, transitional forest/tundra and boreal forest habitats.

There are no roads in the Refuge. 19 million acres of protected land. First granted federal protections in 1960, the Refuge has been expanded over the years as advocates have shown US Congress how vital the totality of this region is; the largest intact single landscape in the country.

  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photo Rough-legged Hawk, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Lone caribou on ANWR coastal plain, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photos, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Brooks Mountains photo Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photo polar bear and Brooks Mountains Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Buff-Breasted sandpiper photo Arctic National Wildlife Refuge picture, ANWR, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge red fox ANWR Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • ANWR polar bear Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Mt Copleston Shublik Mountains ANWR, Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain photo Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photos Brooks Range, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • ANWR photos polar bear at sunset, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • ANWR photos, muskox, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photos Beaufort Sea Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • ANWR, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photo, Marsh Fork, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Short-tailed-weasel photo, ANWR, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photo, Arctic loon, ANWR, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Polar bear sow and cub on ice Beaufort sea Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photo Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photo, Brooks Mountains Range ANWR, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge photo baby muskox calf, ANWR, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Brooks Mountains ANWR Alaska photo. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Polar bear photo ANWR Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • ANWR photo of Rough Legged Hawk Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Caribou herd on coastal plain of ANWR Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Photo of polar bear on ice shoreline of Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean ANWR, Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
  • Coastal plain photo Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ANWR Alaska. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Photos - March 8, 2017
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