For anglers living near or flying into Anchorage, Juneau and the Tongass National Forest of southeast Alaska can be easily overlooked, but we, and the folks at Hatch Magazine, think this “land of snow-capped alpine peaks, towering sitka spruce, harbors dotted with fishing vessels, float planes and tourist ships” is worthy of your attention.

Whether Southeast is an old friend or never-before on your radar, this photography from Chad Shmukler will have you reconsidering your next trip out of Anchorage. Go here to see more.