Wosnesenski Island, Alaska

Wosnesenski Island is south of the Alaska Peninsula.
It is within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
Photos by Steve Ebbert.
15 May 2006.

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Panorama of Wosnesenski Island from the North side. Wosnesenski has free-ranging cattle. View of main valley, lake with island, and peak.
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Severe overgrazing has reduced the vegetation to sparse patches in sand. Sand dunes appear even in the interior of the island because of overgrazing.
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Remains of Osterback homestead.
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Flat sandy beaches occur on the north and south sides of the island. Wosnesenski has rodents too, probably voles. Winter is a difficult time for cattle remaining on the island.
Scavenging by eagle on carcass.

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