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The Panhandle

Southeast Alaska (also known as the Alaska Panhandle) is the southeasternern portion of the U.S. state of Alaska. Tucked between land and sea, the panhandle’s eastern border brushes up against the Canadian province of British Columbia. Because of it’s unusual location and ecology, most of the panhandle is part of the Tongass National Forest. Photographers cherish this region for its spectacular scenery and mild, rainy climate.

This region marks the end of the Inside Passage, a protected waterway of convoluted passages beginning in the Puget Sound. Tlingit and Haida native peoples, a well as and gold-rush steam ships, traveled this corridor. In modern times, it is an important route for Alaska Marine Highway ferries as well as cruise ships.

Southeast Alaska has a land area of 35,138 square miles. Although it is only 6.14 percent of Alaska’s land area, it is larger than the state of Maine. This massive space offers sanctuary to a host of endangered flora and fauna, such as bald eagles, sea otters, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, and humpback whales. Not to mention tiny islands so untouched they are the stuff of dreams.

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