"Tahku" 2018 breaching humpback whale statue in Overstreet Park, Juneau, Alaska, USA.
Nature expert and sculptor R.T. "Skip" Wallen created "Tahku", an impressive 6.5-ton, 25-foot tall breaching humpback whale statue with fountains and lights, completed in 2018 in Overstreet Park along the Seawalk near Juneau-Douglas Bridge, in Juneau, Alaska, USA. Tahku celebrates 50 years of Alaska statehood 1959-2009. The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of Alaska and the second largest city in the USA by area (only Sitka is larger). This unified municipality lies on Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle. Juneau has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of what was the District of Alaska was moved from Sitka. The city is named after a gold prospector from Quebec, Joe Juneau. Isolated by rugged terrain on Alaska's mainland, Juneau can only be reached by plane or boat. Downtown Juneau sits at sea level under steep mountains up to 4000 feet high, topped by Juneau Icefield and 30 glaciers.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download