01/24/2013 06:10 pm ET

16 Photos That Will Make You Appreciate Untamed Places

When you think of wildlife in Alaska, odds are you think of the grizzly bears. And probably wolves, moose, and other big game that are both dangerous and compelling. But there is so much amazing wildlife in this untamed wilderness that is often overlooked — species that are so much a part of the landscape and aura of Alaska that they are relegated to "oh yeah, and …" status. We're celebrating a handful of those species, from the mighty grizzly to the Harlequin duck.

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