Autumn in Denali Park

Summers in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve are short seasons, followed by even shorter autumns, then long, cold winters. Located just 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the park is home to more than 200 species of animals, all now in the midst of preparation for the coming snows. The autumn colors in this subarctic wilderness burst to life in September, as yellow leaves of birch and aspen trees dot the forests, and shrubs and grasses give a rusty shade to mountain slopes.
Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Drew Angerer / Getty

    Photos of the Week 6/25-7/1

    A West Point cadet's freshly shaved head, Ramadan prayers, Chinese children floating home from school, and much more.

  • Kevin Frayer / Getty

    The World's Largest Mosquito Factory

    Inside a laboratory at the forefront of the fight against Zika

  • Elijah Nouvelage / Reuters

    A Weekend of Pride

    Two weeks after the Orlando shooting, the LGBTQ communities in San Francisco and New York held their annual parades.

  • Ognen Teofilovski / Reuters

    Photos of the Week: 6/18-6/24

    A glass slide 1,000 feet above the ground in Los Angeles, an emu is helped away from a California wildfire, a selfie in the 125 degrees Fahrenheit heat of Palm Springs, a Hello Kitty face grown on a melon in Japan, and much more.

Join the Discussion