After passing by the Eielson Visitor Center the landscape is dominated by the Alaska Range with Denali.
Denali rises 6190 meters above the sea level but the sensation of surreal is given by the huge elevation compared with the surrounding plain fields which are at approx. 5-600 m altitude.
Denali is the only one mountain in North America above 6000 m.
Caribou near the Wonder Lake.
Autumn colors near the Wonder Lake.
We found a small pond to try reflection photos
When you are in Denali National Park and you must catch the sunrise at Wonder Lake.
Here is the Blueberry Hill where Ansel Adams photographed Denali in 1947. I think he actually took the photo from a slightly different spot compared with the place where photographers gather nowadays. He was in a higher place and to the left as you look to the mountain.
Flocks of Sandhill Cranes fill the air with joyful noise.
They never fly silently
Clouds over the Alaskan tundra
Sunrise over the Alaska Range
Ground squirrel at Eielson Visitors Center. They feel safe in the proximity of tourists, probably the raptors don’t dare to came that close to humans.
Grizzly bears near the road
Denali, McKinley River and a piece of Wonder Lake.