The arrival of longer days and warmer temperatures makes for easier travel, and Alaskans take advantage by heading out to hunt migrating birds and harvest meat and fur, securing their camps to protect them from flooding in the meantime.
During the Arctic spring, Alaskans take advantage of the warm weather and 24-hour daylight to complete tasks that are impossible in the winter months.
A brief window of opportunity opens for Alaskans to make their lives easier when winter returns, and these pioneers take full advantage of the endless daylight to survive and thrive during the Arctic summer.
In the Arctic, Alaskans rely on the surrounding waterways to provide quick transportation and valuable resources throughout the warm summer months, when Alaskans work tirelessly to prepare for the long winter ahead.
Heading out into the wild and scouting for areas to hunt and fish is a priority at this time of year, despite the dangers of the currents or the threats from hungry predators. This time of year, coming home empty-handed is not an option.
With autumn approaching, the race is on to complete crucial tasks in Alaska. The king salmon run provides an opportunity to stockpile food for winter.
As the Arctic summer turns to fall and temperatures begin their decline, Alaskan ingenuity assists in securing materials for the coming freeze. To prepare for the winter ahead, bush-dwellers brave dangerous encounters with hungry predators.
Alaskans must seize the last days of warmth to hunt and fish along the water's edge.