Impenetrable forests. Vast tundras. Towering glaciers. Regions ruled by wolves, bears, bald eagles—some of the north’s fiercest predators. With so many incredible natural wonders, from the auroras of winter to summer’s Midnight Sun, it’s still hard to believe Alaska is a U.S. state. What doesn’t surprise us? Why it tops so many bucket lists. These stunning photos of Alaska landscapes are bound to conjure serious wanderlust.