Flower Photography and Alaska History

Alaska is a little cold for me, but I have friends that live there and love its beautiful landscape. Vic always finds time to take a few stunning photos of Alaska’s plant and wildlife. Here is some of her photography and a little history of Alaska I dug up.

Alaska Flower Photography

Tulip PhotographyTulips from the store waiting for spring. According to Vic, “it’s an Alaskan thing.”

Alaska was discovered by Dane Alexei Chirikov in 1741. The “Land of the Midnight Sun” (one of Alaska’s nicknames, along with “The Last Frontier”) has a land mass a 1/5 the size of the continental United States. Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts are the three native Alaskan tribes.

Alaskan Willow Bud PhotographyAlaskan Willow Bud 

Alaska Flower Photography

Anchorage has Alaska’s largest population with 291,826 as of the 2010 census. Alaska’s largest area of land belongs to the Yukon-Koyukuk with 145,900 square miles. Alaska is rich in natural gas and oil. In 1968, a reservoir containing 10 billion barrels of oil and 27 trillion cubic feet of gas was discovered on the Arctic coast near Prudhoe Bay.

Arctic DaisyA photo of an Arctic Daisy taken at Hatcher’s Pass

The name “Alaska” originated from the Aleut people. For a long time the meaning of the word was in dispute. Some believed Alaska meant “mainland”, but the Aleut meaning is “great land.” Either way, Alaska is a beautiful land with some of the nations most breathtaking landscapes and vibrant flowers. Thank you Vic for sharing your backyard with all of us.

StarflowerA photo of a Starflower taken at  Hatcher’s Pass.



  1. What gorgeous photographs!

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