Alaskan Nature: About Us

Alaska Marine Highway

Alaska has a bounty of beautiful waterways. The Alaskan waterways play an integral role in the state.. Be sure and check out our Alaska water pages including: Alaska's Coastline, Alaska's Lakes, and Alaska's Rivers Some of Alaska's great lakes include: Aleknagik LakeBecharof Lake, Clark Lake liamna Lake, and  Minchumina Lake

Alaska Marine Highway

We created Alaskan Nature to share the beauty and wonders that the great state of Alaska has to offer. The word Alaska is from the Aleut Indian word "alaxsxaq" or "agunalaksh" that mean the mainland or shore. Alaska has an estimated 100,000 glaciers, which cover almost 5 percent of the state. In fact  over half of the world's glaciers are found in Alaska. Alaska is also home to 80 percent of all the active volcanoes in the U.S. with over 70 potentially active volcanoes in Alaska.  The most violent volcanic eruption of the century took place in 1912 when Novarupta Volcano erupted, creating the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.

We are located in Citrus County, the geographic center of Florida. Decades of community determination have saved the precious coastal marshes, the pure, clean-running springs and the rivers and lakes from the development and pollution that are so prevalent elsewhere. Today, as in centuries past, a visitor to our area  can find Florida nature at it's best.  From the saltwater pursuits in the Gulf of Mexico, springs, rivers and subtropical fauna and flora in Citrus County‚Äôs west side, and upland terrain drifting down to large freshwater lakes crying out for anglers, swimmers and boaters over on the east side, this is truly a part of the nature coast you will want to experience. 

To celebrate Black History month, Black History honors the dedication and work of the many African Americans who have made our country so great. From the Revolutionary War to the election of our first African American President Black History in America has information and photos of distinguished African Americans, like John Coltrane, Sojourner Truth, and Medgar Evers

stipe Michael Arnold Art is a website to celebrate the artwork of Michael Arnold. Along with showcasing the award winning artist and his canvas artwork like Life One.  Michael Arnold is a Florida artist specializing in acrylic paintings. Our special section of Michael Arnold Art original acrylic paintings on canvas display his artwork. Michael Arnold resides in Citrus County Florida  and works as the editor of the Citrus County Chronicle. Crystal River is the winter home for not only snowbirds, but the West Indian Manatee!. Michael Arnold Art has complete biographies of all the great artists from Van Gogh to Roy Lichtenstein. Michael Arnold Art is simply art at its best!












alaska is home to the grizzly bear

glaciers are one of alaskas biggest tourist attractions

Alaska's Volcanoes:

Alaska contains over 100 volcanoes Over 40 of these have been active in our historic time.

Learn more about Alaskan volcanoes

Akutan Augustine Cleveland
Iliamna Novarupta/ Katmai Pavlof
Redoubt Mt. Spurr Wrangell