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A dogsledder and his dogs glide through the Arctic National Park in Alaska.

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Two people hike on a glacier in the Chilkat Mountains in Alaska.

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Frigid air boils a scorching exhaust from a north slope oil facility in Alaska.

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The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) hovers over winter's snow-covered mountains.

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The sun peeks over Denali National Park's Mount McKinley in Alaska.

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A worker walks on heating pipes at an oil processing plant near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

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This hiker seems to be on top of the world in Alaska's Arctic Wildlife Refuge.

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A visibly chilly man pauses under a thermometer registering 43 degrees below zero.

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An F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 65th Aggressor Squadron flies over the Pacific Alaskan Range Complex.

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A woman skis in Valdez, Alaska.

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A group of musk ox huddle on the Arctic Slope.

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Campers settle on a glacier in Chugach National Park, Alaska.

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Workers lay down cable for acoustical emitters on the frozen surface of the Beaufort Sea.

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A snowy Mount McKinley overlooks blooming flowers in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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Kayaks sit by a river in Alaska.

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A bald eagle perches in a snow-covered tree in Haines, Alaska.
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An Inuit man collects blubber from a butchered whale in Barrow, Alaska.

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