A Dall Sheep ram surveys his surroundings from behind a protective barrier of volcanic rocks.
A bull moose takes a drink from Wonder Lake.
Clouds hug the Healy Ridge and reflect in a glacial kettle pond atop a low ridge in the Alaska Range.
Dipping sedimentary beds in the foreground give way to dark volcanic rocks on the other side of a major fault in the inner Alaska Range. The glacially-fed Middle Fork of the braided Toklat river cuts down through millions of years of geologic evolution.
Divide in Spring
Divide Mountain stands out brightly against blue skies and the mountains of the inner Alaska Range.
Dwarf fireweed blooms on the Reindeer Hills at the summer solstice, when daylight in interior Alaska lasts over 20 hours.
Smoke on the Water
Wildfire smoke clouds the view of Divide Mountain and the Toklat River.
A storm brews in the Alaska Range above the Middle Fork of the Toklat River.
Abstract cloudforms are reflected in a sediment-tinted basin in Polychrome Pass
The summit of Denali hides within a lenticular cloud. At 15,000 feet above the surrounding landscape, the Mountain has a climate of its own.
View from Kesugi
The sun sets over the Alaska Range on a fall evening as the Susitna River flows peacefully below.
Divide in Winter
Divide Mountain looms with a fresh coat of snow and more on the way.
A group of young Dall Sheep take advantage of the winter road closure to use the road for the same reason we do - it's the smoothest way to travel from place to place.
Warm in the Snow
A Dall Sheep eyes me suspiciously warily behind a snowbank. Dall Sheep conservation was one of the primary reasons for the founding of Denali National Park.
A flock of sandhill Cranes fly over Stony Pass on their way to warmer climes.
The flanks of the Alaska range peak out from underneath low clouds at Reflection Pond along the Denali Park Road.
Just because Dall Sheep enjoy using the road doesn't mean they are restricted to it.
A female Dall sheep and a lamb peer up from a ledge along the road.
A Dall sheep ram takes a break by the side of the road in Polychrome Pass
Two willow ptarmigan sport their winter feathers.
The Aurora Borealis glows with red and green ribbons above Denali National Park headquarters.
The Aurora Borealis sweeps across itself above Denali National Park headquarters.
The Aurora Borealis hangs in delicate sheets above Mt. Healy.
© 2018 Andrew Collins