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Two peregrine falcon chicks huddle in their cliff nest along the Colville River, the Slope’s largest. The bluffs along this river support one of the highest densities of nesting raptors in North America.

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A polar bear, fresh from feeding on whale remains, peeks in the window of a truck near Kaktovik, Alaska.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened polar bear off the coast of Kaktovik, Alaska.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened polar bear (Ursus maritimus) foraging in a dumpster at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (one of the world’s largest industrial zones.)

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Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, doing their best to avoid mosquitoes along the coast.

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Shot through the lower back, a wounded caribou drags himself along the beach near Point Lay on far west side of the Slope. After butchering, the animal’s head was left behind as the meat was carried away.

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Members of the central arctic caribou herd avoid mosquitoes on a snow bank along the coastal plain near the edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Shot through the lower back, a wounded caribou drags himself along the beach near Point Lay on far west side of the Slope.

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Members of the nearly half million-strong western arctic caribou herd move through their post-calving area near the Slope’s west coast. Grasses rich in nutrition are critical for caribou nursing their young. They head back south over the Brooks range as winter approaches.

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