On my recent trip into Denali National Park, I saw some incredible wildlife.
And of course I had to share it here!
My trip began with a flight over the park, around Mt. McKinley, to Kantishna. From there it was a 5 hour bus ride back to the park entrance.
Along the way we were were lucky enough to spot some of the parks most famous inhabitants.
In all, we saw about 12 grizzly bears (including 4 cubs), a handful of caribou, many birds, and about 20 Dall sheep.
Most amazingly, the bus actually came up on an entire group of male Dall sheep in the middle of the road. Usually the sheep are nothing more than tiny snow-white dots on the highest cliffs. However, our driver told us there are times when they come down in groups to the lower elevations.
The group stood, and a few even laid down, in the road in front of the bus for a good 10 minutes. Eventually, they meandered past the bus and down the road. It was truly one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had in the park.
It was an incredible day that I will remember always.
Here’s to many more ahead.