Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos for late summer 2020.

This photo shows Cropley Lake with snow-capped mountains in the distance on Sept. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Cropley Lake with snow-capped mountains in the distance on Sept. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

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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.

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American dipper stands on the shore of the Mendenhall Lake on Sept. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

American dipper stands on the shore of the Mendenhall Lake on Sept. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wispy clouds float by as the sun shines on Stephens Passage as seen from West Ridge at Eaglecrest on 9-16-20.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Wispy clouds float by as the sun shines on Stephens Passage as seen from West Ridge at Eaglecrest on 9-16-20.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fuchsia-colored turtlehead blooms in September In a downtown garden on Sept. 14, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fuchsia-colored turtlehead blooms in September In a downtown garden on Sept. 14, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An immature yellow warbler perches by Steep Creek on Sept. 10, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

An immature yellow warbler perches by Steep Creek on Sept. 10, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The new face of the Mendenhall Glacier 2020 is seen on Sept. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The new face of the Mendenhall Glacier 2020 is seen on Sept. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Four seagulls enjoy the sunset in Fritz Cove on Sept. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

Four seagulls enjoy the sunset in Fritz Cove on Sept. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This Sept. 12 photo taken during a hike up Mount McGinnis shows an alpine pond. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This Sept. 12 photo taken during a hike up Mount McGinnis shows an alpine pond. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This heron, seen on Sept. 4, 2020, has been camping in front of Spaulding Beach condos. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This heron, seen on Sept. 4, 2020, has been camping in front of Spaulding Beach condos. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Early morning fog and skim ice float on Mendenhall Lake. Sept. 6, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Gretchen Keiser)

Early morning fog and skim ice float on Mendenhall Lake. Sept. 6, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Gretchen Keiser)

“While trolling for silvers, I had a pod of killer whales check us out,” writes Tom Matthews of this photo shared Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Matthews)

“While trolling for silvers, I had a pod of killer whales check us out,” writes Tom Matthews of this photo shared Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Matthews)

A large bear print is seen in the mud along Windfall Lake trail on Sept. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A large bear print is seen in the mud along Windfall Lake trail on Sept. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Finding spilled chicken feed makes a vole happy on Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Finding spilled chicken feed makes a vole happy on Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Rose hip seen at Jensen-Olsen Arboretum on Aug. 29, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/ Deborag Rudis)

Rose hip seen at Jensen-Olsen Arboretum on Aug. 29, 2020. (Courtesy Photo/ Deborag Rudis)

A maple tree changes colors during autumn on Sept. 2, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A maple tree changes colors during autumn on Sept. 2, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The fishing boat Carol Ann returns to Don D. Statter Harbor on Aug. 29, 2020.(Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The fishing boat Carol Ann returns to Don D. Statter Harbor on Aug. 29, 2020.(Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A brown bear feeds on salmon at Sweetheart Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Matthews)

A brown bear feeds on salmon at Sweetheart Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Matthews)

Reflections in Windfall Lake of a brightening sky on Sept. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Reflections in Windfall Lake of a brightening sky on Sept. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Black Bear chairlift disappears into the thickening fog on Sept. 2, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Black Bear chairlift disappears into the thickening fog on Sept. 2, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An eagle sits in a tree overlooking Juneau in this photo shared on Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Matthews)

An eagle sits in a tree overlooking Juneau in this photo shared on Sept. 3, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Matthews)

An ermine peeks its head out on on Perseverance Trail Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Marsha Squires)

An ermine peeks its head out on on Perseverance Trail Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Marsha Squires)

The Eagle Beach Campground area lives up to its name on Aug. 19,2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

The Eagle Beach Campground area lives up to its name on Aug. 19,2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Downtown Juneau, the airport and the Chilkats as seen from the Mount Roberts trail on Aug. 21, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Downtown Juneau, the airport and the Chilkats as seen from the Mount Roberts trail on Aug. 21, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Peterson Creek Pond near Amalga Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Peterson Creek Pond near Amalga Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a toxic amanita near Mendenhall River Community School on Aug. 20, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

This photo shows a toxic amanita near Mendenhall River Community School on Aug. 20, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

A banana slug slowly makes his way along the trail to the Blue Mussel Beach cabin on Aug. 28, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A banana slug slowly makes his way along the trail to the Blue Mussel Beach cabin on Aug. 28, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a trio of Golden Crowned Sparrows seen somewhere Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a trio of Golden Crowned Sparrows seen somewhere Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The feathery look of Foxtail along the airport dike trail on Aug. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The feathery look of Foxtail along the airport dike trail on Aug. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Stink currants as seen on Salmon Creek Dam Trail on Aug. 22, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)                                Stink currants as seen on Salmon Creek Dam Trail on Aug. 22, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Stink currants as seen on Salmon Creek Dam Trail on Aug. 22, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas) Stink currants as seen on Salmon Creek Dam Trail on Aug. 22, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a view looking south down the Gastineau Channel while on the way to the top of Gastineau Peak on August 21. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This photo shows a view looking south down the Gastineau Channel while on the way to the top of Gastineau Peak on August 21. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A view of the silhouette of North Douglas and heavy cloud cover over the Chilkats and Auke Bay on Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A view of the silhouette of North Douglas and heavy cloud cover over the Chilkats and Auke Bay on Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Creek foam seen along the Auke Nu trail on Aug 19. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Creek foam seen along the Auke Nu trail on Aug 19. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows a trailing raspberry at the Vista Creek shelter on Sept. 5, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a trailing raspberry at the Vista Creek shelter on Sept. 5, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A backyard poppy seen on Aug. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A backyard poppy seen on Aug. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Reflections in a muskeg pond in Auke Mountain on Aug 19. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Reflections in a muskeg pond in Auke Mountain on Aug 19. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A mushroom, identified by Gary Miller as a toxic Amanita, seen along the Eagle Glacier Trail on Aug. 21, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

A mushroom, identified by Gary Miller as a toxic Amanita, seen along the Eagle Glacier Trail on Aug. 21, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

Eagle River is seen from the Eagle Glacier Trail on Aug. 21, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

Eagle River is seen from the Eagle Glacier Trail on Aug. 21, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This pond seen along Eaglecrest Ski Road looks like the State of Alaska, according to Sandy Williams. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy Williams)

This pond seen along Eaglecrest Ski Road looks like the State of Alaska, according to Sandy Williams. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy Williams)

Thick velvety moss drapes over the branches of this evergreen tree along the Treadwell mine ruins Trail on Aug. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Thick velvety moss drapes over the branches of this evergreen tree along the Treadwell mine ruins Trail on Aug. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This devil’s club provides a spot of color in the forest along the Treadwell mine ruins trail on Aug. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This devil’s club provides a spot of color in the forest along the Treadwell mine ruins trail on Aug. 16, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Dewy high bush cranberries glisten along the Auke Nu trail on Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Dewy high bush cranberries glisten along the Auke Nu trail on Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ravens share Sockeye salmon on beaver dam; Steep Creek by the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Ravens share Sockeye salmon on beaver dam; Steep Creek by the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Sockeye salmon in Steep Creek by the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Sockeye salmon in Steep Creek by the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Red highbush cranberry leaves lend a spot of color to a dying landscape on Windfall Lake Trail on Sept.4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Red highbush cranberry leaves lend a spot of color to a dying landscape on Windfall Lake Trail on Sept.4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A layer of fog like cotton batting settles over Herbert River along the Windfall Lake Trail on Sept. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A layer of fog like cotton batting settles over Herbert River along the Windfall Lake Trail on Sept. 4, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

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