Wildlife of British Columbia, Yukon Territory and Alaska

Below are some of the pictures of wildlife that we saw travelling through Alaska, The Yukon Territory and British Columbia. The most common large animal we saw were Black Bears which, particularly in Northern British Columbia are a common roadside sight.  If you are willing to get up early when driving the Alaska Highway you will see lots of Black Bears.  Early is about 5am if you go in the summer as it gets light so early in Northern BC.  Further north it is always light out so it didn’t seem to matter much when we looked for animals.

I thought we would see more Grizzly / Brown Bears but actually only saw one in Valdez and lots of them in Denali National Park.  Other than that we could not find them despite finding many signs of them.

Moose again were not common to see, we saw a few while driving but they are hard to spot.  In Denali National Park we saw many moose.  Some were far away that we had to look at through binoculars and a couple were right by the road.

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Moose
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Ptarmigan
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Grizzly / Brown Bear
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Fritillary Butterfly
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Arctic Ground Squirrell
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Dragonfly
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Elk

This is actually in Jasper, Alberta but there are many Elk in British Columbia as well.

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Stone Sheep
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Stellers Seal Lion
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Sea Otter
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Grizzly / Brown Bear
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Pink Salmon (I think)
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Seagulls
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Stellers Sea Lion and Salmon
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Ravens
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Bald Eagle
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Sockeye Salmon
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Caribou
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Moose
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Black Bear
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Police Car Moth
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Black Bear
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American Bison
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Young American Bison
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Hoverfly
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Fritillary Butterfly
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Dall Sheep
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DragonFly
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Fly
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Common Loon
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Mountain Goat

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