On the 200-acre Alaska Conservation Center in Girdwood, Alaska, a habituated moose approaches a curious photojournalist. AWCC provides refuge for orphaned, injured and animals that can’t survive in the wild. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Zachary Patton from southern California, working in Healy, Alaska, enjoys the beauty of the late evening setting sun as it turns the surrounding hillsides a golden hue over Otto Lake. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Sun sets over tranquil Otto Lake with views of Mt. Healy and Mt. Dora as a backdrop in Healy, Alaska, ten miles north of north of Denali National Park and Preserve. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Denali National Park and Preserve is six million acres of wild land. Mt. Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley, it’s former official name, is the tallest mountain in North America, the peak, 20,310 feet above sea level.  © Photo by Gail Fisher
 On the Tony Knowles Trail, one of the Greenbelts located in Anchorage, Alaska, a baby moose grazes near the 11 -mile bike path from Kincaid Park to Cook Inlet. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Autumn turns the leaves to a golden yellow in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve located just 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle. In this subarctic wilderness the short autumns burst with vibrant colors of birch and aspen. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 A kayak glides over the still waters of Lake Otto, 2.5 mile from Healy, in Denali Borough in the state of Alaska. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Right, Austin Krempin watches as Zack Patton reels in a Coho (Silver) in a stream outside Talkeetna, Alaska in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, one hundred plus mile north of Anchorage, Alaska. Photo by Gail Fisher
 Jensen Heabler, Austin and Whitney Krempin enjoy the autumn afternoon hiking and catching Silvers and Reds along a stream outside Talkeenta, Alaska. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Austin and Whitney Krempin from southern California enjoy an afternoon in autumn fishing while wading through glacial streams outside Talkeetna, Alaska. © Photo by Gail Fisher   
 Autumn turns the grasses to a golden yellow outside Alaska’s Denali National Park located just 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle.  © Photo by Gail Fisher    
 Kayakers glide over calm mirror-like Otto Lake with autumn turning leaves into a yellow hue, located a couple miles outside Healy, Alaska.  © Photo by Gail Fisher   
 Situated 10 miles north of Denali National Park, Otto Lake is often the preferred base for visiting Denali where lodging and camping is available with spectacular views. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Sun sets over tranquil Otto Lake with views of Mt. Healy and Mt. Dora ten miles north of north of Denali National Park and Preserve. Photo by Gail Fisher
 Set on the shores of Turnagain Arm,  the 200-acre Alaska Conservation Center in Girdwood, Alaska provides refuge for orphaned, injured and animals like this moose that can’t survive in the wild. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 The only road through Denali National Park and Preserve is 92 miles long, parallels the Alaskan Range and travels through low valleys and high mountain passes. Private cars can only travel 15 miles into the park to Savage River, beyond that point only bus tours are available for sightseeing. ©Photo by Gail Fisher    
  Portage Glacier has advanced and retreated over the years, due to climatic fluctuations. Moraines or large piles of rock and debris are deposited by glaciers as they flow down, or retreat from valleys. © Photo by Gail Fisher 
 Sun sets over University Lake in Anchorage, Alaska, nestled at the base of the Chugach Mountain Range. © Photo by Gail Fisher
 Aurora Borealis also known as the Northern Lights, are collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere seen from the shore of Otto Lake a couple miles from Healy, Alaska. © Photo by Gail Fisher      
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