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Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Kenai Fjords National Park Overview

Established in 1980, Kenai Fjords National Park is the initiative of Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. This United States National Park is located on the Kenai Peninsula. The park proudly encompasses one of the largest ice fields in whole U.S called Harding Icefield. The namesake has been derived from fjords because it also has many fjords flowing from the mountains.

The park hosts 38 glaciers and Bear Glacier is the largest glacier of them all. The Kenai Fjords National Park is located to the west side of the Seward, which is a well known port used for cruise ships. One can reach the park via boat and if one’s destination is only the Exit Glacier then one can also travel by road. The park is haven to numerous mammals both terrestrial and marine. Some of the popular mammals that have made this park their favourite dwelling are moose, river otters, Alaskan brown bears, fin whales, seals, minke whales, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, beavers, American black bears, porpoises, orcas, humpback whales, and Pacific dolphins that are white-sided. The glaciated landscape is the predominant feature of this park.

Avian species in the park that have been coronated to the monarchy in the park are black-billed magpies, bald eagles, peregrine falcon, jays, horned puffins, marbled murrelets, tufted puffins, and thick-billed murres. Apart from this, the park is also known for its captivating marine life. The glaciers ensconcing in the park took origin in twentieth century and with age their beauty has also escalated.
 

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