Obama Takes Over Social Media During Trip to Alaskan Arctic

President Obama is taking over the Internet, launching an all-out social media blitz as he tours Alaska and discusses climate change.

Before even setting foot on Air Force One, Obama touted in a tweet the decision to rename Mount McKinley back to its original name, Denali.

Obama then followed up with an Instagram picture taken out the window of Air Force One over picturesque Alaskan wilderness on his approach to Anchorage. The president has taken over the White House's Instagram account and is expected to regularly post there during his three-day trip to the Arctic.

The president also posted a video clip on Facebook overnight that starts with him boarding Air Force One and excitedly proclaiming: "All right, let's go to Alaska."

Obama then talks directly into the camera about his plans while visiting the 49th state. The footage also shows the president looking out the window and snapping the Instagram photo of Alaskan wilderness that he ended up posting.

“This is one of those rare opportunities where I’m not going to be just stuck in some conference room the entire time,” Obama said. “We’ll actually have the chance to go out on a Coast Guard cutter and hike into some of the beautiful wilderness areas here.”

The president also photographed Seward and took shots at a glacier marker.

One more from Marine One. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 4:51pm PDT

Spectacular view from Marine One as we near Seward. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 4:49pm PDT





We need to make sure our grandkids can see this. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 5:51pm PDT

President Obama also snapped a selfie with Bear Grylls, joking that his interviewer was the only "Bear" he met.

Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park. -bo

A photo posted by The White House (@whitehouse) on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:39pm PDT

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