What’s your first thought, when you think about Alaska? Cold winters? Salmon? Into the wild? Grizzly bears? I will share more of my thoughts about Alaska and why I always wanted to go there in my next post. But first, some pictures:

Worthington Glacier on the way to Valdez – the little Switzerland of Alaska. (Or: Switzerland is the Valdez of Europe, as locals explain us with a smile).

Natalie hiking in Valdez.

A young humpback whale in Prince William Sound.

Hundreds of Stellar sea lion in Prince William Sound.

Returning from the Lu-Lu Belle Cruise – a must if you are in Valdez, Alaska.

Horsetail Fall near Valdez.

Matanuska Glacier on the way to Anchorage, Alaska.

A duck family at Eagle River Campground.

Otto Lake in front of Denali National Park.

View from Igloo Creek Campground inside Denali National Park.

Panorama from Peak above Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park.

Mount Denali (former Mount McKinley) – highest mountain of North America – by sunset.

Mount Denali: 6’190m – What a beauty!

Wonder Lake with Mount Denali on the right in the clouds.

Extremely dangerous: A grizzly bear mother in early summer.

Little less dangerous: Me.

A moose in a pond – I love these animals.

We leave Alaska on the best route possible: The Top of the World Highway!

We will post more / other pictures of Alaska on Instagram. I hope you like it. Do you want to see something else? Let us know!

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