Mendenhall Glacier and Towers and Mount Wrather as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Mendenhall Glacier and Towers and Mount Wrather as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska.

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Part of a sord of mallards swims by the salt chuck. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Part of a sord of mallards swims by the salt chuck. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This Jan. 4 photo shows a view of the top of Eaglecrest and beyond. “Pretty nice skiing!” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This Jan. 4 photo shows a view of the top of Eaglecrest and beyond. “Pretty nice skiing!” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A pair of Common Goldeneye in Salt Chuck near Amalga Harbor on Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A pair of Common Goldeneye in Salt Chuck near Amalga Harbor on Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A duck blind and Mt. Bullard as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A duck blind and Mt. Bullard as seen from a Dredge Lake trail on Jan. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A sea lion raft splashes in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A sea lion raft splashes in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows dram in the sky above Eaglecrest Ski Area on Dec. 28, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A sea lion raft splashes in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Destruction! Mother Nature bats last in the downtown cemetery as seen on Dec. 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Destruction! Mother Nature bats last in the downtown cemetery as seen on Dec. 31, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken near Auke Recreation Area near Blue Jay Shelter. Portland Island is in the foreground, looking out toward the Chilkat Range, Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

This photo was taken near Auke Recreation Area near Blue Jay Shelter. Portland Island is in the foreground, looking out toward the Chilkat Range, Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Dick Fagnant)

Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)
Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley) Fog hangs in the air at Eagle Beach on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Bear bread or artist’s bracket forms a stairway up a sawed-off tree stump along the Switzer Creek trail on Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bear bread or artist’s bracket forms a stairway up a sawed-off tree stump along the Switzer Creek trail on Dec. 26, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bufflehead leads surf scoters near Point Louisa on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo . Carolyn Kelley)

A bufflehead leads surf scoters near Point Louisa on Dec. 30, 2020. (Courtesy Photo . Carolyn Kelley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows reflections in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows reflections in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows a gold-tinged reflection in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This Dec. 9 photo shows a gold-tinged reflection in Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A paddleboarder makes their way through the water. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This sculpture dominates a north Douglas beach on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This sculpture dominates a north Douglas beach on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The silhouettes of tress contrast an amber-colored sky in this photo shared Dec. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

The silhouettes of tress contrast an amber-colored sky in this photo shared Dec. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

Four downed trees expose one large root system on the False Outer Poit Trail on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Four downed trees expose one large root system on the False Outer Poit Trail on Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bird takes flight at Don D. Statter Harbor while someone walks their dog on the afternoon of Dec 13. (Courtesy Photo / Roland Mueca)

A bird takes flight at Don D. Statter Harbor while someone walks their dog on the afternoon of Dec 13. (Courtesy Photo / Roland Mueca)

This photo shows Salmon Creek falls off Hospital Drive on Dec. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Salmon Creek falls off Hospital Drive on Dec. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A raft of Bufflehead take flight in Auke Cove on Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A raft of Bufflehead take flight in Auke Cove on Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the handiwork of the beavers who have been busy along the rainforest trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the handiwork of the beavers who have been busy along the rainforest trail. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the view from Bortherhood Bride on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Christena Leamer)

This photo shows the view from Bortherhood Bride on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Christena Leamer)

A winter horned grebe swims at Auke Recreation Area Cove on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gilfoto)

A winter horned grebe swims at Auke Recreation Area Cove on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gilfoto)

This photo shows rail guides along Brotherhood Bridge on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows rail guides along Brotherhood Bridge on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Mount McGinnis glows in the afternoon light on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Mount McGinnis glows in the afternoon light on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll) The sun’s rays streak across the water to the Boy Scout camp beach on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Streaking cloud formations hang over Eagle River as seen from the Boy Scout trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Streaking cloud formations hang over Eagle River as seen from the Boy Scout trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A likely orphaned black bear cub forages for roots near a popular recreation area in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A likely orphaned black bear cub forages for roots near a popular recreation area in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Chilkats always beautiful — especially in the winter as seen on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A likely orphaned black bear cub forages for roots near a popular recreation area in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tree stands bare along the Boy Scout Trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A tree stands bare along the Boy Scout Trail on Dec. 12. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

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