The section of road between Tok, Alaska and the US/Canada border was unbelievable for the number of caribou roaming near the roads.  Everyone is allowed to hunt in Alaska and most do so the animals outside the parks are a bit more wary of people! As long as cars don’t slow down they continue to move about normally, but as soon as vehicles start to slow down they run for the trees.  I stopped a fair distance from this herd to try not to disturb them, but after a few seconds of standing and staring at me, they sprinted off for the cover of the forest.  I quickly snapped off a few photos before they disappeared. With the nice backlighting and snow flying up all around them it made for a great photo.

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