Lentinar clouds are a rare event in Western Alaska. These amazing photos were taken in Chuathbaluk a Yupik community on the Kuskokwim River.
This is the second sighting of muskox in the Middle Kuskokwim, which is outside their known range.
Warm temperatures are causing birch buds to burst, sending large amounts of pollen in the air. In Chuathbaluk, there was so much pollen, it was visible as a tornado.
Dynamic breakup conditions are causing ice jams and flooding in Kuskokwim river communities, and significantly damaging infrastructure.
The pair were hoisted from 140 feet above, according to Guard officials. Flooding continues to be a concern in the area.
Warm May temperatures are rapidly melting the above-average snowpack in the Kuskokwim Basin. Snowmelt is running in to still-stable river ice, causing ice jams and flooding near Napaimute.
The river is so rough in the Upper Kuskokwim area that it is impassable to vehicle and snow machine traffic. Big boulders of snow-covered ice are scattered across the river caused by high water and a late freeze up.
An unusual minnow with eyes on the top of its head may be a slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus)
Found what seems to be a kangaroo mouse and a normal mouse
No one in Chuathbaluk has ever seen Musk-ox this far inland before.
Early green up following a very mild winter with little snow.
We have had an extremely warm winter, and the river had many open holes that never froze completely.
Thawing all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail.