Most people think of cold, snow and six months of darkness when they think of Alaska. Actually, Alaska is beautiful country that is inhabited by some wonderful people and a multitude of wildlife. If you are considering visiting this amazing area, learn some of the magnificent creatures that you may encounter.
When it comes to the surrounding waters of Alaska, Orcas, also known as the killer whale, is frequently spotted. They are most often seeking food such as seals and sea lions. It is not unusual to see humpbacks and other whales off the shores of Alaska as well.
Fish that are often found in this area is trout, salmon, whitefish and pike. You will also note the Leatherback Sea Turtle as well as the Green Sea Turtle swimming through these waters as well as sea otters.
Alaska is no stranger to wildlife in the skies either. Some of the birds include but are not limited to the raven, blackbird, Sand hill Crane, Bald Eagle, Northern Hawk Owl, Canada Geese, Boreal and Great Grey Owls and the Harlequin Duck.
Alaska’s weather does not make it ideal for slithering creatures like snakes and other reptiles. However, certain frogs and toads do make Alaska their home. It is not usual to see the Columbia spotted frog, the wood frog and the western toad.
If you are looking for an adventure and history, Alaska has a lot to offer in its beauty, culture, scenery and all the living animal wildlife. There is so much that you can enjoy in Alaska in and above the waters so take a tour of the country and appreciate all the life that dwells there.