Bizarre Foods America: Alaskan Wilderness Pictures

Andrew Zimmern heads into the remote area of Chistochina in Alaska’s Copper River Valley, where he visits with the Athabascan people for good old-fashioned hunting and cooking.

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Andrew Zimmern holds a sea cucumber in Alaska
Andrew Zimmern holds a sea cucumber in Alaska

Andrew Zimmern holds a sea cucumber in Alaska

Andrew Zimmern with a sea cucumber of the Dr. Seuss variety. 960 1280

  

Black bear wadding in the water in Alaska

Black bear wadding in the water in Alaska

Black Bear are a common sight at Gunnuk Creek, especially during salmon-spawning season. 960 1280

  

A plate full of food in Kake, AK

A plate full of food in Kake, AK

Andrew loads up a plate of goodies at a community potluck dinner in Kake. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern dresses in traditional Tlingit in Alaska

Andrew Zimmern dresses in traditional Tlingit in Alaska

Andrew is exposed to a little culture in Kake. Here, Andrew goes Tlingit style while dancing with tribe members. 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of humpback salmon in Alaska

Close-up picture of humpback salmon in Alaska

Fresh humpies! The humpback salmon are always fresh at Gunnuk Creek Salmon Hatchery. 960 1280

  

Andrew holds up 2 humpback salmon in Alaska

Andrew holds up 2 humpback salmon in Alaska

Andrew with John Oliva, manager of Gunnuk Creek Hatchery, proudly holding up 2 humpback salmon. 960 1280

  

View of Sitka Harbor in Alaska

View of Sitka Harbor in Alaska

The mountains and water meet for a gorgeous harbor view of Sitka. 960 1280

  

Andrew uses his fingers to eat sea urchin in Alaska

Andrew uses his fingers to eat sea urchin in Alaska

Andrew dives into fresh sea urchin. 960 1280

  

A bag of Stinkheads in Alaska

A bag of Stinkheads in Alaska

A close-up picture of a batch of freshly dug stinkheads. Stinkheads are fish heads that have brined in saltwater for a week on the beach. 960 1280

  

A close-up of abalone and gumboot in Alaska

A close-up of abalone and gumboot in Alaska

A close-up picture of fresh abalone and gumboot harvested near Sitka. 960 1280

  

Andrew holds a reindeer hotdog in Alaska

Andrew holds a reindeer hotdog in Alaska

What could be better than an Alaskan reindeer hotdog at the Farmers Market in Sitka. 960 1280

  

Close-up of seal meat in Alaska

Close-up of seal meat in Alaska

Fresh seal meat is on the menu in Kake. 960 1280

  

Andrew holds an octoupus in Alaska

Andrew holds an octoupus in Alaska

What gorgeous tentacles! Andrew holds up a fresh octopus captured in the waters near Sitka. 960 1280

  

Beautiful shot of Sitka Harbor and Andrew Zimmern in Alaska

Beautiful shot of Sitka Harbor and Andrew Zimmern in Alaska

Andrew enjoys the surroundings at Sitka Harbor. 960 1280

  

Beautiful picture of the mountains of Sitka, AK

Beautiful picture of the mountains of Sitka, AK

Morning mist creates a postcard picture in the mountains of Sitka. 960 1280

  

Photos

Andrew Zimmern holds a sea cucumber in Alaska

Andrew Zimmern holds a sea cucumber in Alaska

Andrew Zimmern with a sea cucumber of the Dr. Seuss variety. 960 1280

  

Black bear wadding in the water in Alaska

Black bear wadding in the water in Alaska

Black Bear are a common sight at Gunnuk Creek, especially during salmon-spawning season. 960 1280

  

A plate full of food in Kake, AK

A plate full of food in Kake, AK

Andrew loads up a plate of goodies at a community potluck dinner in Kake. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern dresses in traditional Tlingit in Alaska

Andrew Zimmern dresses in traditional Tlingit in Alaska

Andrew is exposed to a little culture in Kake. Here, Andrew goes Tlingit style while dancing with tribe members. 960 1280

  

Close-up picture of humpback salmon in Alaska

Close-up picture of humpback salmon in Alaska

Fresh humpies! The humpback salmon are always fresh at Gunnuk Creek Salmon Hatchery. 960 1280

  

Andrew holds up 2 humpback salmon in Alaska

Andrew holds up 2 humpback salmon in Alaska

Andrew with John Oliva, manager of Gunnuk Creek Hatchery, proudly holding up 2 humpback salmon. 960 1280

  

View of Sitka Harbor in Alaska

View of Sitka Harbor in Alaska

The mountains and water meet for a gorgeous harbor view of Sitka. 960 1280

  

Andrew uses his fingers to eat sea urchin in Alaska

Andrew uses his fingers to eat sea urchin in Alaska

Andrew dives into fresh sea urchin. 960 1280

  

A bag of Stinkheads in Alaska

A bag of Stinkheads in Alaska

A close-up picture of a batch of freshly dug stinkheads. Stinkheads are fish heads that have brined in saltwater for a week on the beach. 960 1280

  

A close-up of abalone and gumboot in Alaska

A close-up of abalone and gumboot in Alaska

A close-up picture of fresh abalone and gumboot harvested near Sitka. 960 1280

  

Andrew holds a reindeer hotdog in Alaska

Andrew holds a reindeer hotdog in Alaska

What could be better than an Alaskan reindeer hotdog at the Farmers Market in Sitka. 960 1280

  

Close-up of seal meat in Alaska

Close-up of seal meat in Alaska

Fresh seal meat is on the menu in Kake. 960 1280

  

Andrew holds an octoupus in Alaska

Andrew holds an octoupus in Alaska

What gorgeous tentacles! Andrew holds up a fresh octopus captured in the waters near Sitka. 960 1280

  

Beautiful shot of Sitka Harbor and Andrew Zimmern in Alaska

Beautiful shot of Sitka Harbor and Andrew Zimmern in Alaska

Andrew enjoys the surroundings at Sitka Harbor. 960 1280

  

Beautiful picture of the mountains of Sitka, AK

Beautiful picture of the mountains of Sitka, AK

Morning mist creates a postcard picture in the mountains of Sitka. 960 1280

  

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