Young Alaska animals

Little Ones

Alaska already has 16 hours of sun and still gaining 5 minutes and 40 seconds every day … for now! Soon there will be perpetual daytime and little ones of many species will be everywhere on the land and in the sea. By early summer, the young will hopefully have gotten their strength and endurance in check as they learn to endure growing up in extreme wild (and sometimes urban) conditions.

At high latitudes, the summer season is short and lessons of survival are fast and furious … the autumnal-to-winter change is never far away. Whether coming out of hibernation on land, or arriving by air or sea, the spectacle of young wildlife across the miles attests to the health of the north country.

All images © Dave Parkhurst