Even though it is the largest city in the state, one of the great things about living in Anchorage was that we didn't have to travel very far to see the wildlife. In fact, a lot could be seen in and around the city, or just a short drive/day trip away.
Where to View Wildlife in Alaska Bear Viewing Moose Viewing Marine Mammal Viewing Bald Eagle Viewing
For years, Homer was the place to view bald eagles. A few hundred would congregate on the spit every year to be fed left over fish by one of the locals. Even though feeding the eagles in Homer is now banned, you will still see quite a few hanging around the Homer harbour. But, you don't also have to venture that far south from Anchorage to see this iconic bird. With its location right on the water, chances are you will see one flying over head or even sitting in a tall tree scanning for lunch.While most people come for the beauty, experiencing the big Alaskan wildlife in their natural habitat is definitely an added bonus. But if you can't make it to Alaska to see the wildlife for yourself, there are always ways to view from afar. When viewing wildlife, always remember to maintain a safe distance by following these important tips.
Have you been to Alaska? What animals have you see in the wild?
'Wildlife Viewing in Alaska' first appeared as a guest post on Route Bliss.