The tide was out at Eagle Beach with three snow geese feeding on seaweed. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The tide was out at Eagle Beach with three snow geese feeding on seaweed. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

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Golden-crowned Sparrow with springtime flowers out the road, Juneau, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Golden-crowned Sparrow with springtime flowers out the road, Juneau, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Erosion is visible along Cowee Creek in Point Bridget State Park. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Erosion is visible along Cowee Creek in Point Bridget State Park. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a toad seen along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a toad seen along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Dew drops cling to lupine along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)
Dew drops cling to lupine along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Dew drops cling to lupine along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas) Dew drops cling to lupine along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Kenneth Gill, a longtime Wild Shots contributor, recently reached the 20th anniversary of his first published photo submission to the Empire, this photo, “Fuel Dock Jetty.” (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Kenneth Gill, a longtime Wild Shots contributor, recently reached the 20th anniversary of his first published photo submission to the Empire, this photo, “Fuel Dock Jetty.” (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the view from Cowee Meadows.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the view from Cowee Meadows.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Moss soaking up some afternoon sun. Prince of Wales on April 18. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Moss soaking up some afternoon sun. Prince of Wales on April 18. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows a view of three town mountains from the Airport Dike Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a view of three town mountains from the Airport Dike Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Mount Ben Stewart tempts both intrepid hikers and skiers.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Mount Ben Stewart tempts both intrepid hikers and skiers.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Sun-star and track at low tide on beach at Jensen-Olsen Arboretum on Earth Day. (Courtesy Photo / Roman Motyka)

Sun-star and track at low tide on beach at Jensen-Olsen Arboretum on Earth Day. (Courtesy Photo / Roman Motyka)

This photo was taken along King Fisher Pond Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along King Fisher Pond Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Some spring weather encourages crocus to bloom. Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Some spring weather encourages crocus to bloom. Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Sun shines through trees as snow from the previous evening falls off them. Sunnahae Trail in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Sun shines through trees as snow from the previous evening falls off them. Sunnahae Trail in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Dense forest along the Boy Scout Trail catches sunlight. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Dense forest along the Boy Scout Trail catches sunlight. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Juneauites enjoy some sunshine on April 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Juneauites enjoy some sunshine on April 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Gastineau Meadows Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Gastineau Meadows Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Treadwell Pump house (foreground) with the Port of Juneau and Mount Juneau, Southeast Alaska. (Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Treadwell Pump house (foreground) with the Port of Juneau and Mount Juneau, Southeast Alaska. (Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Elongated cell structure on a Dupont Beach mushroom seen. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Elongated cell structure on a Dupont Beach mushroom seen. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Gastineau Meadows Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Gastineau Meadows Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken from the LeConte. It shows the sunrise over Spuhn Iskand and Fritz Cove. (Couresy Phot / Tony Sholty)

This photo was taken from the LeConte. It shows the sunrise over Spuhn Iskand and Fritz Cove. (Couresy Phot / Tony Sholty)

This photo shows a Treadwell Mine relic past Sandy Beach on Douglas Island. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a Treadwell Mine relic past Sandy Beach on Douglas Island. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Winter reflections in Cowee Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Winter reflections in Cowee Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Being there; Canada geese take flight other side of Mendenhall River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Being there; Canada geese take flight other side of Mendenhall River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The sun casts a sparkling path down Gastineau Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sun casts a sparkling path down Gastineau Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

It’s still winter out the road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

It’s still winter out the road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A rainbow appears over Engineers Cutoff Road. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A rainbow appears over Engineers Cutoff Road. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

"Spring has sprung!" writes Jon Stein of this flower growing on Glacier Avenue on the side of the Hurff A. Saunders Federal Building in downtown Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Jon Stein)

A rainbow appears over Engineers Cutoff Road. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A red-breasted sapsucker is spotted at Auke Recreation Area. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A red-breasted sapsucker is spotted at Auke Recreation Area. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Tide shatters ice layer on Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Tide shatters ice layer on Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

“Despite receding, the mighty Mendenhall is still impressive,” writes Denise Carroll of this photo. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Despite receding, the mighty Mendenhall is still impressive,” writes Denise Carroll of this photo. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Four male Barrow’s goldeneye on Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Four male Barrow’s goldeneye on Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Spring is coming, as evidenced by this pussy willow seen near Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Spring is coming, as evidenced by this pussy willow seen near Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the East Glacier Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows the reflection of Mount Jumbo, clouds and blue sky in Gastineau Channel seen on March 24. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the reflection of Mount Jumbo, clouds and blue sky in Gastineau Channel seen on March 24. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Surf’s up. Floating icy chunks onto Boy Scout beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Surf’s up. Floating icy chunks onto Boy Scout beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Flying back to Juneau; looking at North Pass between Lincoln Island and Shelter Island, note the white caps (foreground), with Eagle Beach and glacier tucked in between mainland North America mountains. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Flying back to Juneau; looking at North Pass between Lincoln Island and Shelter Island, note the white caps (foreground), with Eagle Beach and glacier tucked in between mainland North America mountains. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A long strip of crumpled ice at the high tide line on Boy Scout Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A long strip of crumpled ice at the high tide line on Boy Scout Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a sunset over the Douglas mountains seen from mile 2 Glacier Highway. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a sunset over the Douglas mountains seen from mile 2 Glacier Highway. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows the aurora borealis as seen from West Juneau on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Christy Newell)

This photo was taken along the Salmon Creek Dam Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows reflections in a Dredge Lake slough. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows reflections in a Dredge Lake slough. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Mendenhall Towers can be seen in this photo taken along the Dredge Lakes Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The Mendenhall Towers can be seen in this photo taken along the Dredge Lakes Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Blue sky peaks through some snow-dusted trees on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Blue sky peaks through some snow-dusted trees on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Winter wonderland view from Dredge Lakes Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Winter wonderland view from Dredge Lakes Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the aurora borealis as seen from West Juneau on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Christy Newell)

This photo shows the aurora borealis as seen from West Juneau on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Christy Newell)

Sun casts its light on a mossy tree covered in snow on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Sun casts its light on a mossy tree covered in snow on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

The aurora dances over downtown Juneau as seen from Douglas on Feb. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Thomas A. Taylor)

The aurora dances over downtown Juneau as seen from Douglas on Feb. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Thomas A. Taylor)

Northern lights over the Mendenhall Valley early on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

Northern lights over the Mendenhall Valley early on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

This photo shows the aurora borealis from the North Douglas Boat Launch on Feb. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Michael Wilmot)

This photo shows the aurora borealis from the North Douglas Boat Launch on Feb. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Michael Wilmot)

Looking back down from the top of a ski run at Eaglecrest on Feb. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Looking back down from the top of a ski run at Eaglecrest on Feb. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Mount Ben Stewart shimmers in the sunshine. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Mount Ben Stewart shimmers in the sunshine. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sun makes a rare appearance in the middle of winter on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

The sun makes a rare appearance in the middle of winter on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

wet bell-shaped mushroom clings precariously to a decaying tree trunk near Sandy Beach on Feb. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

wet bell-shaped mushroom clings precariously to a decaying tree trunk near Sandy Beach on Feb. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Douglas Island seen from the mainland. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Douglas Island seen from the mainland. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Hair frost grows on a fallen tree on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Hair frost grows on a fallen tree on Prince of Wales Island. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Hair frost forms on a branch on a chilly winter morning. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Hair frost forms on a branch on a chilly winter morning. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo was taken along the Switzer Creek/Marriott Loop Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Switzer Creek/Marriott Loop Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Dzantik’i Heeni Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Dzantik’i Heeni Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

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