Wild Alaska's National Parks
Documentary · Science & Nature
Experience Alaska's national parks and the unfolding of nature and the animals that call the land home in this breathtaking documentary.
Directed byDennis Burkhart
S01:E01 - Gates of the Arctic
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a U.S. National Park in Alaska. It is the northernmost national park in the U.S. and the second largest at 13,238 miles, about the same size as Switzerland.
S01:E02 - Kobuk Valley
Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage - just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing sculpted dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for people and wildlife. For 9000 years, people came to Onion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, that rich tradition continues.
S01:E03 - Wrangell-St Elias
At 13.2 million acres which is bigger than the country of Switzerland, Wrangell-St. Elias stretches from one of the tallest peaks in North America. Yet within this wild landscape, people have been living off the land for centuries and still do today. The park is a rugged yet inviting place to experience your own adventure.
S01:E05 - Kenai Fjords
At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice.
S01:E06 - Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve -- a World Heritage Site in the United States -- is a 3.3 million acre treasure of natural wonders and wildlife near Juneau, Alaska. Magnificent glaciers. towering snow-capped mountains, abundant wildlife, and mile after mile of pristine coastline.
S01:E07 - Katmai
Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano in 1912. A National Park & Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also for brown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, and a rugged coastline.