Discover top Aerial Views of Alaska, USA


Alaskan Fall


While Alaska is usually associated with winter, the gigantic USA state has areas in its southern portions with much more temperate climates and millions of decidious (leaf-bearing) trees.  In these areas, while Fall is but a short period between a short summer and a long winter, the landscape turns to brilliant colors in this period.  Contributor Alaska42 gives us a marvelous bird's eye view of an Alaskan Fall in this amazing drone video. 



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Alaska is massive - it would be amongst the world's top 20 countries in land area if it were an independent nation.  And given the enormous north-south distance covered by the state, there are huge climatic variations, with the northern parts above the Arctic Circle and the southern portions having a climate similar to British Columbia.  In this marvelous video, CH Drone treats us to a 4k aerial tour of the Last Frontier.  


Alaska Railroad


The Alaska Railroad is the sole operating railroad in this gigantic state of Alaska, the USA's 49th state.  It is a Class II railroad which runs about 740 km (470 mi) from the southern part of the state up to Fairbanks in the north.  Due to the difficulty of railroad construction in the Arctic and near-Arctic conditions, it is the only rail service in the USA to carry passenger and freight trains on the same system.  Contributor Alaska42 used a drone to get an aerial view of a train moving along the rails in the Alaskan winter landscape.  



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Aialik Glacier drains the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Peninsula Borough of southern Alaska.  Its characterized by intricate repeating patterns which develop in the mighty ice sheet as it slowly slides into Aialik Bay.  Top contributor CH Drone used a drone to fly over this myterious looking ice and snow formation.  The result is an incredible bird's eye view of one of Alaska's most distinguishing physical features.  


Upper Dewey Lake - DJI Phantom 4 (4k)

Daniel Molina

Upper Dewey Lake sits near the town of Skagway, Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle.  Near the southwest corner of the state, the landscape is more like the Pacific Northwest of the USA or Canada's British Columbia than the Arctic environment which characterizes the northern part of the state.  Contributor Daniel Molina hiked the lake with his DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to create this mesmerizing aerial tour of a pristine mountain lake surrounded by snow covered peaks. 


Alaska by drone

Exclusive Aerials

Due to the lack of roads, a popular way to explore Alaska is by cruise ship.  Dozens of large passenger ships regularly travel between the large cities on the West Coast of the USA and Canada Alaskan waters.  In this video, top contributor Exclusive Aerials traveled aboard a cruise ship with a drone.  He was able to capture some amazing footage of fjords, glaciers, icebergs, and the overall beauty of this pristine northern paradise.  


Independence Mine


While Alaska was purchased by the USA from Russia in 1867, it was a series of gold strikes beginning in the 1890's that put the territory on a path towards statehood.  In this video, contributor gives us a bird's eye view of Independence Mine, which lies north of the Matanuska River upstream of its discharge at Anchorage.  The mine is part of Independence Mine State Park, which commemorates Alaska's Gold Rush.  


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Aerial Vision Chicago

For drone views of some of the most well known areas of Alaska, it's tough to beat this video from top contributor Aerial Vision Chicago.  The footage was captured with two drones, a DJI Phantom 4 and a DJI Mavic Pro.  It opens with an epic sunset shot of one of Alaska's pristine bays, then takes us on a tour of a number of areas around the state's two largest cities, Anchorage (in the southern part of the state) and Fairbanks (in its much more remote northern reaches).  


Alaska Hyperlapse


Using a DJI Mavic 2 Pro, alaska42 shows us the amazing views he sees right in his own backyard - Wasilla, Alaska. Located northeast of Anchorage, it is the sixth-largest city in the "last frontier" state. U.S. history buffs may have heard of the city, it is where former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin served as Mayor before becoming Governer. Political significance aside, the area is absolutely majestic with its fall colors, frozen rivers, and snow-capped mountains that are featured throughout this Drone Video of the Week nominee. 



An Alaskan September


Mavic at 4500ft


Alaska Drone Footage


My Alaska




My Alaska Version 2