Thanks to modern technology, new windows are opening onto the world of wildlife. Tiny remote cameras, called webcams, can relay live, up close, and intimate scenes of wildlife onto the internet and your computer. Various agencies and organizations in Alaska have set up webcams to watch the sights at inaccessible or remote sites like the brown bears at Brooks Falls, seabirds on tiny Gull Island, Steller sea lions near Seward, the bald eagle council grounds in Haines, and the inside of a beaver lodge and a salmon run near the Mendenhall Glacier.
The following links will take you to many webcams around the state. Be aware that live feeds are not always available. Depending on the season, animals could be elsewhere. Equipment malfunction is also a risk given Alaska’s challenging weather and terrain.
- Round Island walrus cam
- Alaska Fish & Game's salmon cam
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Pacific Loons cam in Anchorage
(May to August nesting and rearing season only)
- Katmai National Park and Preserve bear cams (early June to October)
- Pratt Museum's Gull Island cam (May through August only)
- University of Alaska Fairbanks' sea ice cam in Barrow
- U.S. Forest Service's fish/beaver cam at Mendenhall Glacier