Awesome Alaska

Aurora Over Alaska

Aurora Over Alaska

No matter how many videos we see of the Aurora Borealis, we never get tired of watching this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. To capture this impressive sequence, photographer Vincent Ledvina spent eight nights shooting more than 8000 photographs while staking out the skies over Fort Yukon, Alaska.

No Runway Required

No Runway Required

Most airplanes need a decent amount of runway, but there’s a class of planes known as STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) which don’t need much space at all. Thanks to strong headwinds, pilot Jon Bush was able to land this experimental SQ12 Super Cub on zero feet of runway along Alaska’s Knik River. Be sure to watch the takeoff video.

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Akima and the Iñupiaq

Akima and the Iñupiaq

“We had to learn to walk in two worlds, but with one spirit.” This animated short offers a small glimpse into the lives of Alaska’s native Iñupiaq people, as they balance their traditions with the modern world. The film promotes Akima, a corporation held by Iñupiaq shareholders to provide jobs and to reinvest in their communities.

Togo (Trailer)

Togo (Trailer)

Inspired by the true story of Leonhard Seppala, Willem Dafoe and Julianne Nicholson star in this original movie about a man who sets off on a perilous journey across Alaska with his sled dogs to help bring home a cure for a deadly disease. Streaming on Disney+ 12/20/19.

Denali 4K

Denali 4K

The seasons will soon be changing, so let’s stop for a sec and check out this gorgeous time-lapse of Denali National Park that photographer Taylor Gray put together. Spot wildlife, weather the storm and enjoy the northern lights swirling across the sky, all from the (dis)comfort of your office chair.

A Mass of Moon Jellies

A Mass of Moon Jellies

Nat Geo series Alaska’s Deadliest captured this awe-inspiring footage of thousands of moon jellyfish descending on a waterway in search of food. These highly toxic, gelatinous creatures make quick work of their prey thanks to the deadly toxins they release on contact.

Lunar Eclipse and Aurora in 360º

Lunar Eclipse and Aurora in 360º

Photographer William Briscoe captured this awe-inspiring 8K 360º time-lapse footage of the super blue blood moon as the aurora borealis danced in the skies outside of Fairbanks, Alaska back on 1/31/18. Crank the resolution as high as you can, and scan the skies for the moon.

THE LOCAL: The Master Carver

THE LOCAL: The Master Carver

The pilot film for Royal Caribbean’s original series, The Local, follows Master carver and indigenous Alaskan artist Wayne Price as he creates fine art in the traditional style of the Tlingit people. Gorgeously shot and intimate.

Moose Plays the Wind Chimes

Moose Plays the Wind Chimes

A curious moose drops by a home in Alaska and decides he likes the sound of the wind chimes out on the back porch. At first we thought he might have just bumped into them, but he keeps going back for more.

Earth Porn

Earth Porn

Discover some natural wonders of North America WeWannaGoTV’s series of short films, which take us into British Columbia, through the waters and badlands of Alberta, culminating with the eye-popping beauty of Alaska’s mountains.

Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life

Firefight Films shot this awesome footage inside and around some incredible ice caves in Alaska, using a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and a DJI Phantom drone. The behind the scenes reel is loaded with amazing shots as well.

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