A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
Anchorage: 55°/73°/Partly sunny
Fairbanks: 55°/88°/Mostly sunny
Blending perfectly into the Denali fall foilage and early snows, the willow ptarmigan's plumage changes colors with the seasons.
A snowy white baby Dall sheep has a new home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.
Alaska is the place to see moose, sheep, bears, eagles, caribou, whales and more.
Where to find: Wolves inhabit as much as 85 percent of Alaska, but they're rarely seen.
Where to find: Look -- and listen -- for loons on lakes. The entire state has loons of one species or another -- common, yellow -billed, red-throated, Pacific and arctic.
Where to find: After being reintroduced in the 1930s, musk oxen took hold on Nunivak Island in the Bering Sea.
State bird changes colors to match the season
Where to find: Willow ptarmigan are found nearly everywhere in Alaska's high, treeless country -- and sometimes they're also found in the willows and alders near the tree line.
At Denali National Park, bus passengers sometimes see them along the road, often in a fox's mouth.
Tips: Ptarmigan are the size of large doves. Their most famous feature is the ability to use camouflage, turning white in the winter and brown in the summer.
Alaskans may shoot or snare the willow ptarmigan, Alaska's state bird. Depending on the location, the daily bag limit varies from 10 to 50.