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Southeast Alaska PhotosAll of the Southeast Alaska photographs on this site are available as stock photos for commercial licensing or as fine art display pictures for home and office decor.
Tourists from cruise ships, White Pass and Yukon route narrow gauge train ride, Skagway, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Skagway, located at the end of the Lynn Canal, used to be Alaska's largest city in 1989, with a population of 10,000 people. Today, about 800 people make up the population which booms in the summer months due to the popularity of the historic city as a cruise ship tourist destination. The town is accessible by road and railway, specifically the Historic White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge iron trail which was born of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and built through some of the North's most ruggedly beautiful terrain. Refurbished train cars take passengers along the original route of the hopeful gold rush stampeders of 1898.
Coastal town of Haines, Alaska, at the end of the Lynn Canal, inside passage © Patrick J. Endres
Haines is located on the shores of the Lynn Canal between Juneau and Skagway, on the northerly portion of the Alaska panhandle. It is one of the few southeast communities accessible via road. The town is flanked by the majestic Chilkat mountains. Attractions include wildlife, outdoor adventure, fishing, hunting, the American Bald Eagle Foundation, and native culture.
Fireweed in full bloom, Brotherhood Park, Mendenhall glacier terminus, Juneau, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Juneau is Located on the Gastineau Channel on the Alexander Archipelago. It has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of the then-Alaska Territory was moved from Sitka. Juneau is only accessible by sea or air, with no road access. It sits at sea level flanked by steep mountains and glaciers, including the Mendenhall Glacier.
Aerial view of the Southeast Alaska coastal town of Sitka, located on Baranof Island, Inside passage. © Patrick J. Endres
Situated on the west side of Baranof Island, Sitka is flanked on the east by snow-capped mountains and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Sitka National Historic Park preserves and interprets the site of a Tlingit Indian Fort and the battle fought between the Russians and the Tlingits in 1804. Sitka is also center to commercial fishing including the Sac Roe Herring fishery. See our Sitka page for more information.
Aerial view of Cruise ship in Tongass Narrows and the town of Ketchikan, southeast, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Ketchikan, known as the Salmon capital of the world is situated five hundred miles north of Seattle. It is Alaska's "first city," and serves as the first port of call for many cruise ships visiting the state. The population of Ketchikan is approximately 8,000 people. Tourism and fishing are the main industries in the city. Many visitors enjoy the historic downtown Ketchikan area and view totem poles in a variety of locations including Totem Bight, and Saxman Village. Please visit our Ketchikan page for more information.
Fishing boats in the harbor in Sitka, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Totem Bight park, Ketchikan, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Commercial fishing for Herring in Sitka, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Tlingit artist carves totem pole in Ketchikan, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Downtown Juneau, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Skagway tour and lady in period dress, Skagway, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Fireweed along the Chilkoot river in Haines, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres
Cruise ship and fishing boats in Sitka Sound, Sitka, Alaska. © Patrick J. Endres