This photo shows Amalga Harbor on Oct. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Judith MacBrine)

This photo shows Amalga Harbor on Oct. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Judith MacBrine)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska in autumn 2020.

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Four Seniors hike on Dick’s Lake Trail at Eaglecrest on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Four Seniors hike on Dick’s Lake Trail at Eaglecrest on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Steller sea lions gather at Little Island in Lynn Canal on Oct. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Rutecki)

Steller sea lions gather at Little Island in Lynn Canal on Oct. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Rutecki)

A lone Willow Rose grows on Nugget Falls Trail in late September. (Courtesy Photo / Lori Buzzel

A lone Willow Rose grows on Nugget Falls Trail in late September. (Courtesy Photo / Lori Buzzel

A bald eagle perches on October 22nd on Montana Creek Road. (Courtesy Photo / Doyle Burnett)

A bald eagle perches on October 22nd on Montana Creek Road. (Courtesy Photo / Doyle Burnett)

Starry ice formations form on a Windfall Lake slough on Oct. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Starry ice formations form on a Windfall Lake slough on Oct. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tree trunk and root wad in Mendenhall River resemble a large swimming moose on Oct. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tree trunk and root wad in Mendenhall River resemble a large swimming moose on Oct. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The autumn look of Ebner Falls is seen on Oct. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The autumn look of Ebner Falls is seen on Oct. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Three trumpeter Swans in peterson Creek pond by Amalga Harbor on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The autumn look of Ebner Falls is seen on Oct. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tranquil reflection of Mendenhall glacier and surrounding newly snow-covered mountain peaks on Oct. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tranquil reflection of Mendenhall glacier and surrounding newly snow-covered mountain peaks on Oct. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Echo Ranch horses enjoy a calm fall day on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Echo Ranch horses enjoy a calm fall day on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A double rainbow is seen on the Taku River on Oct. 5. “The river was running high and muddy after days and days of heavy rainfall,” writes Errol Champion. “On that Monday afternoon there were sun breaks coupled with strong gusty winds that presented this view from my cabin which about three miles below the border with Canada.” (Courtesy Photo / Errol Champion)

A double rainbow is seen on the Taku River on Oct. 5. “The river was running high and muddy after days and days of heavy rainfall,” writes Errol Champion. “On that Monday afternoon there were sun breaks coupled with strong gusty winds that presented this view from my cabin which about three miles below the border with Canada.” (Courtesy Photo / Errol Champion)

A large mountain goat forages on the rocky hillside heading up to Gold Ridge on Oct. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A large mountain goat forages on the rocky hillside heading up to Gold Ridge on Oct. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Drosera intermedia blooms at Eagle Crest in mid-October. (Courtesy Photo / Anthony Pope)

Drosera intermedia blooms at Eagle Crest in mid-October. (Courtesy Photo / Anthony Pope)

Three trumpeter Swans in peterson Creek pond by Amalga Harbor on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)
This photo shows Mount McGinnis in all its fall glory on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

Three trumpeter Swans in peterson Creek pond by Amalga Harbor on Oct. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto) This photo shows Mount McGinnis in all its fall glory on Oct. 16. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

A flicker and bluejay feed together on Oct. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

A flicker and bluejay feed together on Oct. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

Early fall auroras captured from Fish Creek Road, near Eaglecrest Ski Area on Sept. 24, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher)

Early fall auroras captured from Fish Creek Road, near Eaglecrest Ski Area on Sept. 24, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher)

Fall colors are seen on Mount Troy in mid-September. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Fall colors are seen on Mount Troy in mid-September. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The sun peeks through the clouds over Dredge Lakes. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The sun peeks through the clouds over Dredge Lakes. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

“ How green was my valley?“ This photo shows a moss–covered forest floor in the Mendenhall Valley on Oct. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“ How green was my valley?“ This photo shows a moss–covered forest floor in the Mendenhall Valley on Oct. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Stargazer lilies bloom in a sidewalk garden in the flats in late September. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Stargazer lilies bloom in a sidewalk garden in the flats in late September. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Plants cling to life on this rocky outcropping on the Mount Roberts trail on Oct. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Plants cling to life on this rocky outcropping on the Mount Roberts trail on Oct. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Somewhere over the rainbow, you’ll find Mount Juneau as seen on Oct. 5, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Somewhere over the rainbow, you’ll find Mount Juneau as seen on Oct. 5, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A rainbow is seen near Perseverance Valley on Oct. 7. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R. Williams)

A rainbow is seen near Perseverance Valley on Oct. 7. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R. Williams)

This photo shows an alpine lake on Mount McGinnis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows an alpine lake on Mount McGinnis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A tiny skinned-nosed porcupine stands stock still pretending he’s invisible along Perseverance Trail on Sept. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tiny skinned-nosed porcupine stands stock still pretending he’s invisible along Perseverance Trail on Sept. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows bird’s nest fungi. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows bird’s nest fungi. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Harvest Moon rises above Mount Roberts on Oct. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Harvest Moon rises above Mount Roberts on Oct. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The dwarf dogwood has turned red, which looks like a colorful carpet on the forest floor. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The dwarf dogwood has turned red, which looks like a colorful carpet on the forest floor. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A wooly bear caterpillar inches his way across steps at Mile 2 on Sept. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A wooly bear caterpillar inches his way across steps at Mile 2 on Sept. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fall color can be seen on South Franklin Street in late September. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fall color can be seen on South Franklin Street in late September. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ebner Falls framed by evergreens and golden foliage on Sept. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ebner Falls framed by evergreens and golden foliage on Sept. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Orcas hunt a large sea lion in Icy Strait on Sept. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

Orcas hunt a large sea lion in Icy Strait on Sept. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

Fresh brown bear tracks were evident in this photo taken along a northern Admiralty Island stream which supports a salmon run during a recent stretch of sunny weather in early September. The bears were apparently searching for salmon entering the stream near the end of the summer salmon run.(Courtesy Photo / Jerry Reinwand)

Fresh brown bear tracks were evident in this photo taken along a northern Admiralty Island stream which supports a salmon run during a recent stretch of sunny weather in early September. The bears were apparently searching for salmon entering the stream near the end of the summer salmon run.(Courtesy Photo / Jerry Reinwand)

This photo shows Auke Lake the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Barbara Lynn Stemmerman)

This photo shows Auke Lake the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Barbara Lynn Stemmerman)

Himalayan Balsam, an invasive species, is seen edge of the Mendenhall Wetlands on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Coutesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Himalayan Balsam, an invasive species, is seen edge of the Mendenhall Wetlands on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Coutesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows reflections at the end of Peterson Lake on Sept. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows reflections at the end of Peterson Lake on Sept. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A stand of evergreens, a plethora of lily pads and blue skies over Peterson Lake on Sept. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A stand of evergreens, a plethora of lily pads and blue skies over Peterson Lake on Sept. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Sky is reflected in the water of Peterson Lake on Sept. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Sky is reflected in the water of Peterson Lake on Sept. 23, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows invasive plant splitlip hempnettle (Galeopsis bifida Boenn) on the trail at the end of Industrial Boulevard on Aug. 12, 2020. (Courtesy Photo . Michael Stekoll)

This photo shows invasive plant splitlip hempnettle (Galeopsis bifida Boenn) on the trail at the end of Industrial Boulevard on Aug. 12, 2020. (Courtesy Photo . Michael Stekoll)

This photo shows invasive plant ornamental jewelweed (Impatiens glandulifera Royle) on the trail near the end of Industrial Boulevard on Aug. 29, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Michael Stekoll)

This photo shows invasive plant ornamental jewelweed (Impatiens glandulifera Royle) on the trail near the end of Industrial Boulevard on Aug. 29, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Michael Stekoll)

This photo shows a North Douglas beaver pond on July 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dan Hopson)

This photo shows a North Douglas beaver pond on July 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dan Hopson)

Destiny Locke, a member of the Forest Service’s trail crew, makes improvements to East Glacier Trail on Thursday, Sept. 24. “I hike East GT weekly and am so grateful for the new steps cut into rock that make climbing easier for short legs,” writes Laurie Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Laurie Craig)

Destiny Locke, a member of the Forest Service’s trail crew, makes improvements to East Glacier Trail on Thursday, Sept. 24. “I hike East GT weekly and am so grateful for the new steps cut into rock that make climbing easier for short legs,” writes Laurie Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Laurie Craig)

North Douglas Island forest with low cloud on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

North Douglas Island forest with low cloud on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo taken earlier this month shows a mushroom growing in the Pederson Hill subdivision. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo taken earlier this month shows a mushroom growing in the Pederson Hill subdivision. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo taken earlier this month shows a mushroom growing near the service road out North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo taken earlier this month shows a mushroom growing near the service road out North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

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