Alaska wilderness, above the clouds

Alaska

Yes, this is Alaska!

Alaska - Haines in bloom

When we were up in Haines, Alaska, there was a little store with wonderful gifts inside, and the most remarkable garden outside. While others were buying artistic souvenirs, I couldn't help snapping some photos. You'd never guess this was Alaska! ... Read article...

Humpback whale, Glacier Bay Alaska (larger)

Whales came from tiny deer-like mammals

A new study suggests that whales evolved from tiny deer-like animals that jumped into rivers to flee prehistoric predators. Hippos are the closest living relatives of whales, but there’s a gap in the evolutionary chain... Read article...