Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Prince Of Wales Island

Aerial views of fog lifting over the Thorne River and estuary on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. The rich ecosystem supports four species of salmon, and as a result, sport fishing has become an important part in the island’s economy as the historic logging industry has declined.

Fjords, steep-sided mountains, and dense forests characterize the island. Extensive tracts of limestone include karst features.

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