Mount McKinley, Alaska. Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.
Alaska lives up to its official nickname: “The Last Frontier.” Indeed, Alaska was the 49th state to join the union in 1959. Alaska is also the largest state by land area--bigger than Texas, Montana, and California combined--and yet is the least densely populated with a ratio of 1.26 people per square mile. Although having an economy dominated by the oil and gas industry, Alaska’s unique and rugged landscape attracts millions of visitors every year. Here is a taste of Alaska.
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Wild Alaska. National Geographic. 2014.
An exlusive look at wildlife in Alaska throughout the changing seasons and incredible landscape.
Watch the documentary in its entirety below, as provided by YouTube.