Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska.

Sea stars and clams share a spot on a north Douglas beach at low tide on March 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Sea stars and clams share a spot on a north Douglas beach at low tide on March 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Submit your Wild Shots!

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos to editor@juneauempire.com. For all photos include the name of the photographer, a description of what is shown in the picture, when it was taken and any other pertinent information. Images will run as space allows. Images with watermarks cannot be published.

[To see a collection of over 100 photos taken by readers in 2019 and 2020, click here.]

[To see Wild Shots for June 2020, click here.]

[To see Wild Shots for July and August 2020, click here]

[To see Wild Shots for late August and September 2020, click here]

[To see Wild Shots from late September and October 2020, click here]

To see Wild Shots from November and early December 2020, click here]

[To see Wild Shots from December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021, click here]

[To see Wild Shots from February 2021 through March 2021, click here]

Day is done, gone the sun at Mile 2, Glacier Highway on April 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Day is done, gone the sun at Mile 2, Glacier Highway on April 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Sunshine on Spaulding trail, but weather looking ominous towards town on April 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Sunshine on Spaulding trail, but weather looking ominous towards town on April 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken April 3 in the Amalga Meadows near the Eagle Valley Center. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken April 3 in the Amalga Meadows near the Eagle Valley Center. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A seal enjoys a day that put the sun in Sunday on March 28. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

A seal enjoys a day that put the sun in Sunday on March 28. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

A seal looks upward during a sunny day in late March. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

A seal looks upward during a sunny day in late March. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

Seals enjoying the sun on Sunday, March 28. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

Seals enjoying the sun on Sunday, March 28. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

This photo was taken March 29 at Point Bridget State Park on March 29. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R.Williams)

This photo was taken March 29 at Point Bridget State Park on March 29. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R.Williams)

This photo shows a northern flicker in March. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Hauck)

This photo shows a northern flicker in March. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Hauck)

This photo taken on the Dredge Lake trail shows a cozy bench with a soft snow pillow. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo taken on the Dredge Lake trail shows a cozy bench with a soft snow pillow. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

More in News

This photo shows the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table at a pop up vaccinations site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer)
CDC freeze on Johnson and Johnson vaccine sets clinics scrambling

The odds of being affected are vanishingly rare, but CDC says better safe than sorry.

This photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident. On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Ohio that tried to get the U.S. Census Bureau to provide data used for drawing congressional and legislative districts ahead of its planned release. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke)
Alaska joins 15 other states in backing Alabama’s challenge to Census privacy tool

The case could go directly to the Supreme Court if appealed.

Has it always been a police car? (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Police calls for Tuesday, April 13, 2021

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

After over 30 years at 3100 Channel Drive, the Juneau Empire offices are on the move. (Ben Hohenstatt /Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Empire is on the move

Advertising and editorial staff are moving to Jordan Creek Center.

This photo shows the National Archives in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle that has about a million boxes of generally unique, original source documents and public records. In an announcement made Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Biden administration has halted the sale of the federal archives building in Seattle, following months of opposition from people across the Pacific Northwest and a lawsuit by the Washington Attorney General's Office. Among the records at the center are tribal, military, land, court, tax and census documents. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Biden halts sale of National Archives center in Seattle

Tribes and members of Congress pushed for the halt.

This photo shows Unangax̂ Gravesite at Funter Bay, the site where Aleut villagers forcibly relocated to the area during World War II are buried. A bill recently passed by the Alaska House of Representatives would make the area part of a neighboring state park. (Courtesy photo / Niko Sanguinetti, Juneau-Douglas City Museum) 
DO NOT REUSE THIS PHOTO WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM JUNEAU DOUGLAS CITY MUSEUM. -BEN HOHENSTATT
Bill to preserve Unangax̂ Gravesite passes House

Bill now heads to the state Senate.

The state announced this week that studded tires will be allowed for longer than usual. In Southeast Alaska, studded tires will be allowed until May 1 instead of April 15. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)
State extends studded tire deadline

Prolonged wintry weather triggers the change.

COVID at a glance for Monday, April 12

The most recent state and local numbers.

Has it always been a police car. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Police calls for Sunday, April 11, 2021

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Most Read