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The Alaska USGS Multimedia Gallery is our one-stop collection of videos, photography, and audio. All items in this gallery are considered public domain unless otherwise noted. 

Images

Flyer with walrus, drone, and satellite images describing field research with dates and QR code for an Alaska community.
Community Flyer for USGS Walrus Carcass Surveys
Community Flyer for USGS Walrus Carcass Surveys
Community Flyer for USGS Walrus Carcass Surveys

This is a community flyer for distribution in Point Lay, Alaska, to alert community members of USGS activities in the area. A collaborative team of USGS, the North Slope Borough, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Point Lay residents will assist in surveys of walrus carcasses at a remote coastal haulout that has been used by hundreds of thousands of walruses e

This is a community flyer for distribution in Point Lay, Alaska, to alert community members of USGS activities in the area. A collaborative team of USGS, the North Slope Borough, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Point Lay residents will assist in surveys of walrus carcasses at a remote coastal haulout that has been used by hundreds of thousands of walruses e

two people in red dry suits stand next to seismic equipment
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska

Hannah Brewer (WHOI), Peter Haeussler (USGS), and Tim Kane (WHOI) preparing the OBS float rig at the Upper Skilak Campground parking lot.

Hannah Brewer (WHOI), Peter Haeussler (USGS), and Tim Kane (WHOI) preparing the OBS float rig at the Upper Skilak Campground parking lot.

A boat floats in bight blue lake with snow covered mountains in the background
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska

Skilak Lake, Alaska. A team of USGS scientists, in collaboration with partners from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrument Center, are aiming to create a record of past earthquakes from Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.

Skilak Lake, Alaska. A team of USGS scientists, in collaboration with partners from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrument Center, are aiming to create a record of past earthquakes from Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.

man and dog sit in boat cabin
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska

Peter Haeussler (USGS) during the USGS and WHOI collaboration to create a record of past earthquakes from Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. In May 2024, they deployed two seismographs on the bottom of the lake and eight seismographs on land around the lake. Each instrument will collect data there for about 1 year. 

Peter Haeussler (USGS) during the USGS and WHOI collaboration to create a record of past earthquakes from Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. In May 2024, they deployed two seismographs on the bottom of the lake and eight seismographs on land around the lake. Each instrument will collect data there for about 1 year. 

scientists stand around yellow boat and red buoys on boat launch
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska

Peter Haeussler (USGS), Brian Andrews (USGS), Hannah Brewer (WHOI), Rob Witter (USGS), and Tim Kane (WHOI) prepare to launch the OBS float rig at the Upper Skilak Campground Boat Ramp. R/V Lutris (background) was used to tow the rig to the deployment sites.

Peter Haeussler (USGS), Brian Andrews (USGS), Hannah Brewer (WHOI), Rob Witter (USGS), and Tim Kane (WHOI) prepare to launch the OBS float rig at the Upper Skilak Campground Boat Ramp. R/V Lutris (background) was used to tow the rig to the deployment sites.

person in green jacket and woman in red drysuit prep equipment towed by car to be put into lake
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska
Unveiling Earthquake History at Skilak Lake, Alaska

Peter Haeussler (USGS), Brian Andrews (USGS), Hannah Brewer (WHOI), and Tim Kane (WHOI) prepare to launch the OBS float rig at the Upper Skilak Campground Boat Ramp. R/V Lutris (background) was used to tow the rig to the deployment sites.

Peter Haeussler (USGS), Brian Andrews (USGS), Hannah Brewer (WHOI), and Tim Kane (WHOI) prepare to launch the OBS float rig at the Upper Skilak Campground Boat Ramp. R/V Lutris (background) was used to tow the rig to the deployment sites.

Videos

Black and white images show damage caused by the 1964 earthquake and tsunami in Valdez, Alaska The 1964 Tsunami in Valdez, Alaska
The 1964 Tsunami in Valdez, Alaska
The 1964 Tsunami in Valdez, Alaska

This is a remarkable film of the underwater landslide and tsunami at Valdez, Alaska, taken during the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake. 

It has never been seen before in its correct sequence. There is no other film that we are aware of that shows the formation of a large submarine landslide.

This is a remarkable film of the underwater landslide and tsunami at Valdez, Alaska, taken during the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake. 

It has never been seen before in its correct sequence. There is no other film that we are aware of that shows the formation of a large submarine landslide.

Black and white images show damage caused by the 1964 earthquake and tsunami in Valdez, Alaska The 1964 Tsunami in Valdez, Alaska (AD)
The 1964 Tsunami in Valdez, Alaska (AD)
The 1964 Tsunami in Valdez, Alaska (AD)

This is a remarkable film of the underwater landslide and tsunami at Valdez, Alaska, taken during the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake. 

It has never been seen before in its correct sequence. There is no other film that we are aware of that shows the formation of a large submarine landslide.

This is a remarkable film of the underwater landslide and tsunami at Valdez, Alaska, taken during the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake. 

It has never been seen before in its correct sequence. There is no other film that we are aware of that shows the formation of a large submarine landslide.

Two polar bears in water. Top center you see the underside chin of bear and below you see full face and neck of bear. POV Polar Bear Collar Cam B-roll 2019, 2021, and 2022
POV Polar Bear Collar Cam B-roll 2019, 2021, and 2022
POV Polar Bear Collar Cam B-roll 2019, 2021, and 2022

This is B-roll video of POV Polar Bear Collar Cam B-roll 2019, 2021, and 2022. 

This is B-roll video of POV Polar Bear Collar Cam B-roll 2019, 2021, and 2022. 

Cover image for Climate Science Champions series Climate Science Champions: Introduction (AD)
Climate Science Champions: Introduction (AD)
Climate Science Champions: Introduction (AD)

From volcanologists to oceanographers, biologists to paleontologists, the U.S. Geological Survey employs thousands of scientists across the Earth sciences. Each has a unique role in supporting the bureau’s mission of providing “science that matters” to the American people.

From volcanologists to oceanographers, biologists to paleontologists, the U.S. Geological Survey employs thousands of scientists across the Earth sciences. Each has a unique role in supporting the bureau’s mission of providing “science that matters” to the American people.

Cover image for Climate Science Champions series Climate Science Champions: Introduction
Climate Science Champions: Introduction
Climate Science Champions: Introduction

From volcanologists to oceanographers, biologists to paleontologists, the U.S. Geological Survey employs thousands of scientists across the Earth sciences. Each has a unique role in supporting the bureau’s mission of providing “science that matters” to the American people.

From volcanologists to oceanographers, biologists to paleontologists, the U.S. Geological Survey employs thousands of scientists across the Earth sciences. Each has a unique role in supporting the bureau’s mission of providing “science that matters” to the American people.

Aerial survey for Black Brant at Izembek Lagoon, Alaska USGS Alaska Science Center Ecosystems Analytics Program
USGS Alaska Science Center Ecosystems Analytics Program
USGS Alaska Science Center Ecosystems Analytics Program

The USGS Alaska Science Center Ecosystems Analytics program is a group of quantitative biologists and research statisticians who provide analytical support to USGS scientists to answer challenging ecological topics and management questions for USGS partners.

The USGS Alaska Science Center Ecosystems Analytics program is a group of quantitative biologists and research statisticians who provide analytical support to USGS scientists to answer challenging ecological topics and management questions for USGS partners.

Audio

USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.

USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.

USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.
 

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.
 

USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska
USGS
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity (USGS logo) - Black (TM)
Walruses Hauled Out on the Northwest Coast of Alaska

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.

What do walrus sound like? Listen to audio clips of walrus bellowing as they are hauled out on the northwest coast of Alaska.

USGS CoreCast
USGS CoreCast Series
USGS CoreCast Series
A New Way to Model Sea Ice Thickness
A New Way to Model Sea Ice Thickness
USGS CoreCast
USGS CoreCast Series
USGS CoreCast Series
A New Way to Model Sea Ice Thickness

Sea ice, which is constantly thickening and thinning, plays an important role in the Earth's climate system.

Sea ice, which is constantly thickening and thinning, plays an important role in the Earth's climate system.

Webcams

Above view shot of the river with rapids
MF Bradley River below NF Bradley River near Homer
MF Bradley River below NF Bradley River near Homer
MF Bradley River below NF Bradley River near Homer

MF Bradley River below NF Bradley River near Homer, AK Monitoring location 15239060 is associated with a STREAM in KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH, ALASKA. Current conditions of DISCHARGE, GAGE HEIGHT, and TEMPERATURE are available. Water data back to 1991 are available online.

MF Bradley River below NF Bradley River near Homer, AK Monitoring location 15239060 is associated with a STREAM in KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH, ALASKA. Current conditions of DISCHARGE, GAGE HEIGHT, and TEMPERATURE are available. Water data back to 1991 are available online.

Looking out over the river.
Taku River near Juneau
Taku River near Juneau
Taku River near Juneau

Taku River near Juneau, AK Monitoring location 15041200 is associated with a STREAM in CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA. Current conditions of DCP BATTERY VOLTAGE, DISCHARGE, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, and MORE are available. Water data back to 1987 are available online.

Taku River near Juneau, AK Monitoring location 15041200 is associated with a STREAM in CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA. Current conditions of DCP BATTERY VOLTAGE, DISCHARGE, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, and MORE are available. Water data back to 1987 are available online.

Looking from behind a tree toward the river (small rocks surround the river on either side) with tall trees in the background
Salmon River near Hyder
Salmon River near Hyder
Salmon River near Hyder

Salmon River near Hyder, AK Monitoring location 15008000 is associated with a STREAM in PRINCE OF WALES-HYDER CENSUS AREA, ALASKA. Current conditions of DISCHARGE, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, GAGE HEIGHT, and MORE are available. Water data back to 1963 are available online.

Salmon River near Hyder, AK Monitoring location 15008000 is associated with a STREAM in PRINCE OF WALES-HYDER CENSUS AREA, ALASKA. Current conditions of DISCHARGE, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, GAGE HEIGHT, and MORE are available. Water data back to 1963 are available online.

Looking down from a bridge over the river with rocks and trees on the other side.
Red Cloud River at Anton Larsen Bay near Kodiak
Red Cloud River at Anton Larsen Bay near Kodiak
Red Cloud River at Anton Larsen Bay near Kodiak

Red Cloud River at Anton Larsen Bay near Kodiak, AK Monitoring location 15297476 is associated with a STREAM in KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH, ALASKA. Current conditions of GAGE HEIGHT and STREAMBED ELEVATION AT MEASUREMENT POINT are available. Water data back to 2022 are available online.

Red Cloud River at Anton Larsen Bay near Kodiak, AK Monitoring location 15297476 is associated with a STREAM in KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH, ALASKA. Current conditions of GAGE HEIGHT and STREAMBED ELEVATION AT MEASUREMENT POINT are available. Water data back to 2022 are available online.

Overlooking a glacial area within a mountainous area
Glacial Lake 2 and half miles
Glacial Lake 2 and half miles
Glacial Lake 2 and half miles

An overlook view of Glacial Lake 2.5 miles North of Nugget Creek near Auke Bay, Alaska.

An overlook view of Glacial Lake 2.5 miles North of Nugget Creek near Auke Bay, Alaska.

Looking at a large body of water with mountains in the distance.
Alsek River at Dry Bay near Yakutat
Alsek River at Dry Bay near Yakutat
Alsek River at Dry Bay near Yakutat

Alsek River at Dry Bay near Yakutat, AK Monitoring location 15129120 is associated with a STREAM in CITY AND BOROUGH OF YAKUTAT, ALASKA. Current conditions of DISCHARGE, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, GAGE HEIGHT, and MORE are available. Water data back to 2011 are available online.

Alsek River at Dry Bay near Yakutat, AK Monitoring location 15129120 is associated with a STREAM in CITY AND BOROUGH OF YAKUTAT, ALASKA. Current conditions of DISCHARGE, DISSOLVED OXYGEN, GAGE HEIGHT, and MORE are available. Water data back to 2011 are available online.