• Caribou move through the area near our base camp on the Aichilik River. Photo Carole Comeau.
  • Birding along the Aichilik River on a day hike from camp in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Carol Comeau.
  • The expansive valley of the Aichilik meanders through the northern foothills of the Brooks Range. Photo Nan Eagleson.
  • A group of curious caribou investigate the group near camp on the Aichilik River. Photo Carole Comeau.
  • Home sweet home in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo Carole Comeau.
  • Camp on the Aichilik River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Photo Carole Comeau.
  • A shallow braid of the Aichilik River. Photo Carole Comeau.
  • Nan settles in for peace and quiet and whatever might pass by. Photo Carole Comeau.
  • Smith's Longspurs are common nesting birds in the foothills of the Brooks Range. Photo Rob Tizard.
  • Evening on the Marsh Fork, ANWR. Photo Nora Hinsman.
  • With complete confidence in her camouflage, a female Rock Ptarmigan stands her ground. Photo Aaron Lang.

Slow down to experience the accelerated Arctic summer. Tranquility, birds, wildlife, wildflowers, and solitude…this is the perfect trip for the naturalist yearning to understand life on the arctic tundra. Click on any photo to view the gallery with captions.