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Lone Grizzly, Denali NP

D63_Grizzly Running through the tundra for sport or for food I'm not sure.

Spotted on the Denali bus ride to Eielson Visitor Center. There's a one-way, 92 mile road in to the park which ends at Kantishna. After mile marker 15, you only have the option of taking a bus or non-motorized transportation (e.g., feet). We rode the bus to Eielson at mile 66. On a clear day, you could see forever I'm sure, but we had no such luck. We experienced cloud cover all the way. While the mountain would not show itself, we did see some wildlife.

Christmas in August, Denali NP

D62_Caribou While on my vacation in Alaska, I got behind on my daily posts. Partly because the cell service was sketchy in most areas, plus we crammed a lot of activities in, so downtime was scare. At first I thought well I will just post several weeks worth of pictures in one day to make up for the lost time, but I decided I didn't like that idea because you lose the fun of choosing and looking at one photo a day. Instead I'm going to post 2 pictures a day for the next few weeks and catch up on my 365 project that way.

First up from Alaska, this lovely caribou, also know as a reindeer. I love the fuzzy antlers. Caribou are the only deer in which both male and female have antlers, though only some females have them. According to our guide, the males usually shed their antlers in the fall to mid-winter, while the females can retain their antlers until as long as April. Guess what people, santa's sleigh is being tugged by the females. Of course it is.

We saw this lady on our bus ride into Denali National Park.

Wait: This just in from a responder, something hanging down there between the legs. OK, we saw this fellow...