Colorful landscape of the pump house at Sandy Beach. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Colorful landscape of the pump house at Sandy Beach. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

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A stand of evergreens in a winter wonderland along Treadwell Ditch Trail on Jan. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A stand of evergreens in a winter wonderland along Treadwell Ditch Trail on Jan. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Fog drapes across the Mendenhall Wetlands. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Fog drapes across the Mendenhall Wetlands. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

A surfer calls it a day at the sun sets at the Shrine of St. Therese on Jan. 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A surfer calls it a day at the sun sets at the Shrine of St. Therese on Jan. 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A group of hikers explore the North Douglas Pioneer Road on Jan. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A group of hikers explore the North Douglas Pioneer Road on Jan. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The sunset from Fish Creek on Jan. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)

The sunset from Fish Creek on Jan. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)

A frozen waterfall on North Douglas Highway on Jan. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A frozen waterfall on North Douglas Highway on Jan. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Winter at Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

Winter at Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

Morning fog at the Mendenhall Glacier on Jan. 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Morning fog at the Mendenhall Glacier on Jan. 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunrise in Auke Bay on Jan. 2, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunrise in Auke Bay on Jan. 2, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A sunny day at Eagle Beach on Dec. 29, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A sunny day at Eagle Beach on Dec. 29, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Near the beaver dam by the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Courtesy Photo | Cynthia Donaldson)

Near the beaver dam by the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Courtesy Photo | Cynthia Donaldson)

Meandering through Dredge Lake meadows toward Mount McGinnis. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Meandering through Dredge Lake meadows toward Mount McGinnis. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Downtown city lights. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Downtown city lights. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Moonrise on winter solstice on Dec. 22, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Moonrise on winter solstice on Dec. 22, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Winter sentinel: Totem at University of Alaska Southeast on Christmas 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Winter sentinel: Totem at University of Alaska Southeast on Christmas 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Frozen water on a chain on Christmas 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Frozen water on a chain on Christmas 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Morning light on Mount McGinnis and Stroller White. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Morning light on Mount McGinnis and Stroller White. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Snow shrimp on the trail to Naked Man Lake near Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy R. Williams)

Snow shrimp on the trail to Naked Man Lake near Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy R. Williams)

The east end of Naked Man Lake, looking into Juneau and the Perseverance Valley with the Juneau Ridge on the left. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy R. Williams)

The east end of Naked Man Lake, looking into Juneau and the Perseverance Valley with the Juneau Ridge on the left. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy R. Williams)

Mount Ben Stewart. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy R. Williams)

Mount Ben Stewart. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy R. Williams)

Ice patterns, Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Ice patterns, Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Flying into Juneau on a sunny December day. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Flying into Juneau on a sunny December day. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

December sunset, Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

December sunset, Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sun break on a calm day at Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sun break on a calm day at Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Hiking Mount Roberts. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

Hiking Mount Roberts. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

Sunset at Auke Rec. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunset at Auke Rec. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Northern lights over Juneau, on the night of Oct. 8, 2018. (Courtsey Photo | Jack Beedle)

Northern lights over Juneau, on the night of Oct. 8, 2018. (Courtsey Photo | Jack Beedle)

Nap time for bear #25, aka Nicky, and one of her cubs at the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtsey Photo | Gina Vose)

Nap time for bear #25, aka Nicky, and one of her cubs at the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtsey Photo | Gina Vose)

Leaf art. (Courtsey Photo | Jay Crondahl)

Leaf art. (Courtsey Photo | Jay Crondahl)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Leaf art. (Courtsey Photo | Jay Crondahl)

Mare and colt out at Echo Cove feast on sea weed. (Courtsey Photo | Janice Gorle)

Mare and colt out at Echo Cove feast on sea weed. (Courtsey Photo | Janice Gorle)

Black bear looking for her cubs in the Alaska cotton. (Courtsey Photo | Janice Gorle)

Black bear looking for her cubs in the Alaska cotton. (Courtsey Photo | Janice Gorle)

Fall fun at Dredge Lake. (Courtsey Photo | Gina Vose)

Fall fun at Dredge Lake. (Courtsey Photo | Gina Vose)

Sawyer Glacier, September 2016. Submitted to the Empire Sept. 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Claude Grandpey)

Sawyer Glacier, September 2016. Submitted to the Empire Sept. 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Claude Grandpey)

A glacier near Sawyer Glacier, September 2016. Submitted to the Empire Sept. 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Claude Grandpey)

A glacier near Sawyer Glacier, September 2016. Submitted to the Empire Sept. 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Claude Grandpey)

“Can’t find fish … I’ll eat some grass”: Black bears near the Mendenhall Glacier on Sept. 28, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

“Can’t find fish … I’ll eat some grass”: Black bears near the Mendenhall Glacier on Sept. 28, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Right, fog resembling cotton batting rests on Hilda Creek on Sept. 28.                                 <span class='IDappliedStyle' title='InDesign: Regular'>Courtesy Photo | </span><strong>Denise Carroll</strong><strong></strong>

Right, fog resembling cotton batting rests on Hilda Creek on Sept. 28. Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Right, fog resembling cotton batting rests on Hilda Creek on Sept. 28. Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll

Fireweed blending in with the clouds at Fish Creek. (Photo by Janine Reep)

Fireweed blending in with the clouds at Fish Creek. (Photo by Janine Reep)

Windy Sandy Beach. (Photo by Janine Reep)

Windy Sandy Beach. (Photo by Janine Reep)

North Douglas sunset. (Photo by Janine Reep)

North Douglas sunset. (Photo by Janine Reep)

Fledgling Pacific Wren on Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Photo by Janine Reep)

Fledgling Pacific Wren on Treadwell Historic Mine Trail. (Photo by Janine Reep)

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