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  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Nichenthraw Mountain reflecting on an unnamed lake near the East Fork of the Chandalar River. Cotton grass blooms on the beach in the foreground.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    A polar bear takes an early-fall swim in Bernard Harbor.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Long-tailed ducks flying over Beaufort Lagoon.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Arctic ground squirrel with rock lichens in the foreground.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Two fog systems collide over the Hulahula River.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    An arctic fox in its white winter coat on Barter Island.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    A buff-breasted sandpiper giving its courtship display. This species migrates from Argentina to the Arctic Refuge to nest and would be one of the five most-threatened bird species if oil development proceeds in the coastal plain, according to the Audubon Alaska WatchList.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Icy Reef, a barrier Island along the coast of the Arctic Refuge and premier nesting spot for numerous migratory bird species. On the right is the arctic coast, and on the left is a coastal lagoon.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Snow geese over the coastal plain.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Musk ox herd on the Canning River delta.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    In the Kongakut River valley a fledgling gyrfalcon chick flexes its wings before attempting to fly.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Dall sheep rams along the Hulahula River valley in the Romanzof Mountains of the Brooks Range.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    The braided Hulahula River meets the arctic coast.
  • Photo: Subhankar Banerjee

    Aurora borealis over the Hulahula River valley.
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