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Caribou Autumn Migration

Caribou d​eer are an integral part of Alaskan wildlife. Every fall, these animals migrate across Kobuk River. Watch them in their natural habitat!

Caribou Autumn Migration in Alaska - Best Time
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The autumn, migration usually occurs anytime between late August and mid-October, so it is almost impossible to guess the exact time when animals will start to move. But if you visit Alaska during this period, follow the latest news not to miss the beginning of the migration.

A group of caribou get ready to swim across the Noatak River
A group of caribou get ready to swim across the Noatak River

One of the most spectacular parts of it is when caribou swim across the Kobuk River on their way to the Richardson and Ogilvie mountains in the Yukon Territories. Nature photographers will defin​itely love it!

Crossing the Kobuk river in Kobuk Valley National Park
Crossing the Kobuk river in Kobuk Valley National Park
Caribou Autumn Migration in Alaska - Best Season
Start of the Porcupine caribou migration, near the Dempster Highway, just south of the NWT border
Start of the Porcupine caribou migration, near the Dempster Highway, just south of the NWT border
You might encounter them along the way. Caribou crossing Richardson Hwy02
You might encounter them along the way. Caribou crossing Richardson Hwy02
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