Smithsonian Channel: Aerial America: Alaska

Genre: Special Interest, Television, United States, Travel
Director: Toby Beach
Country of Orgin: United States
Production Year: 2014
Studio: Smithsonian Channel

Aerial America: Alaska's Fire and Ice

Enter America’s last frontier: Alaska. It's a world defined by short days, endless coastlines, 100,000 glaciers, and 16 of the 20 highest mountains in the nation. This arctic, aerial flight captures the state’s forbidding landscapes, from the Ring of Fire, where 130 volcanoes stretch out to sea, to Ruth Gorge, an ice-filled canyon that’s twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. We also celebrate its remarkable history, its wide variety of wildlife and its wilder residents, who embrace these great outdoors, no matter how cold or icy the weather.

Aerial America: Alaska's Call of the Wild

For centuries, thousands of adventurers have answered Alaska’s “call of the wild,” seeking thrills and fortunes in a state rife with postcard-perfect beauty…and lethal dangers. Take flight across ancient glaciers, rugged mountain ranges, primeval forests, and pristine waterways. Then discover how the state’s unique charm has attracted bold visitors, from Russian fur traders to a young survivalist on a one-way trip “into the wild” to the thousands of dog sledders facing off in the “Last Great Race on Earth!”

Aerial America: Amazing Destinations

From its Great Lakes to its Grand Canyon, its Rocky Mountain peaks to its Key West reefs, America is a land of amazing destinations. This aerial adventure over the nation’s most remarkable landscapes and landmarks captures the breathtaking beauty of America, while demonstrating how its sense of wonder has inspired countless artists, thinkers, and revolutionaries. Join us on this cross-country tour over sights, both iconic and unknown, and discover a side of America you’ve never seen before and will never soon forget!

Available Formats
  • Smithsonian Channel: Aerial America: Alaska (Blu-ray)
    • Release Date:
      Jul 21, 2015
      Catalog #:
      138 Minutes
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      Original Language:
      English, English SDH
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      Audio Format:
      Digital 5.1 Surround
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