Humpback whales engage in “bubble net” feeding near Juneau on July 31. (Photo by Christopher Grau)

Humpback whales engage in “bubble net” feeding near Juneau on July 31. (Photo by Christopher Grau)

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Seabirds hover above a humpback whale near Juneau on July 31. (Photo by Christopher Grau)

Seabirds hover above a humpback whale near Juneau on July 31. (Photo by Christopher Grau)

Devil’s club and other foliage in full color on July 31. (Courtesy photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Devil’s club and other foliage in full color on July 31. (Courtesy photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

High tide with wandering tatler out by Lena Point on Aug. 3. (Courtesy photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

High tide with wandering tatler out by Lena Point on Aug. 3. (Courtesy photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Eye-catching nasturtiums in the Star Hill area on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Eye-catching nasturtiums in the Star Hill area on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Purple-blue monkshood thrive in one of many gardens in the downtown flats on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Purple-blue monkshood thrive in one of many gardens in the downtown flats on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Bright red berries entice berry pickers along a side street in the downtown flats on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Bright red berries entice berry pickers along a side street in the downtown flats on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A rose blooms in a downtown garden on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A rose blooms in a downtown garden on Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Vibrant lilies bloom in a garden in the downtown flats Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Vibrant lilies bloom in a garden in the downtown flats Aug. 3. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Iris seed pods along the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Iris seed pods along the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Foliage along the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5.(Photo by Deana Barajas)

Foliage along the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5.(Photo by Deana Barajas)

Lupine seed pods along the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Lupine seed pods along the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A view from the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A view from the Point Bridget Trail on Aug. 5. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

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