This photo shows wild flowers at Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows wild flowers at Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska.

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A starfish recedes into the ocean in Craig. 6/26. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)
A porcupine munches away at greens in a Juneau backyard on June 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A porcupine munches away at greens in a Juneau backyard on June 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Pine Siskin perches on Lupine at Cowee Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Pine Siskin perches on Lupine at Cowee Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A stretch of altocumulus clouds hangs over Control Lake on Prince of Wales on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A stretch of altocumulus clouds hangs over Control Lake on Prince of Wales on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A sea anemone hangs off the side of a rock during low tide in Craig on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A sea anemone hangs off the side of a rock during low tide in Craig on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Delicate flowers’ protection from heavy rains seen in a downtown garden on June 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Delicate flowers’ protection from heavy rains seen in a downtown garden on June 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A black bear pauses while munching on dandelions near Eagle Beach on June 17. “This was my first trip to Alaska and I spent the day in Juneau driving around looking at all the beautiful scenery,” writes John Riffey. “I visited Mendenhall Glacier and the ranger told me to take highway 7 up until it ends if I wanted to see bears. He said they like to eat the dandelions on the side of the road. His advice paid off right around Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo / John Riffey)

A black bear pauses while munching on dandelions near Eagle Beach on June 17. “This was my first trip to Alaska and I spent the day in Juneau driving around looking at all the beautiful scenery,” writes John Riffey. “I visited Mendenhall Glacier and the ranger told me to take highway 7 up until it ends if I wanted to see bears. He said they like to eat the dandelions on the side of the road. His advice paid off right around Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo / John Riffey)

This June 18 photo shows an orca pod. It was taken on the Alaska Fjordlines from Juneau to Haines. (Courtesy Photo / John Riffey)

This June 18 photo shows an orca pod. It was taken on the Alaska Fjordlines from Juneau to Haines. (Courtesy Photo / John Riffey)

Grass rises from the depths of Salt Chuck Peterson Pond on June 22. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Grass rises from the depths of Salt Chuck Peterson Pond on June 22. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a Juneau sunset seen from Mile 2 on June 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a Juneau sunset seen from Mile 2 on June 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken Saturday, June 26 along the Horse Tram Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken Saturday, June 26 along the Horse Tram Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“The Alaskan cotton was wet this morning,” writes Deana Barajas of this photo taken on June 26 on the Horse Tram Trail. “It reminded me of a soggy sheep dog.” (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“The Alaskan cotton was wet this morning,” writes Deana Barajas of this photo taken on June 26 on the Horse Tram Trail. “It reminded me of a soggy sheep dog.” (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Arctic tern on navigational gantry and in flight at Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Arctic tern on navigational gantry and in flight at Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Lily pads and Sitka spruce reflections in a meadow pond along Auke Nu trail on June 16. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Lily pads and Sitka spruce reflections in a meadow pond along Auke Nu trail on June 16. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Apple blossoms cover this tree in downtown Juneau on June 19. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Apple blossoms cover this tree in downtown Juneau on June 19. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Blooming lupine along Cowee Creek on June 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Blooming lupine along Cowee Creek on June 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Lupine bloom by Eagle Beach with the Chilkat Range in the background on June 17, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Lupine bloom by Eagle Beach with the Chilkat Range in the background on June 17, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shared on June 19 shows a chocolate lily. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shared on June 19 shows a chocolate lily. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A bear pokes its head out of the greenery along Glacier Highway on June 13, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A bear pokes its head out of the greenery along Glacier Highway on June 13, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

This photo shows a white Steller’s jay photographed June 12 on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This photo shows a white Steller’s jay photographed June 12 on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A bald eagle looks over Auke Bay on a sunny June 17. (Courtesy Photo / Paul Dick)

A bald eagle looks over Auke Bay on a sunny June 17. (Courtesy Photo / Paul Dick)

This photo shows an eagle, one of many seen recently in the Lemon Creek Flats area. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo shows an eagle, one of many seen recently in the Lemon Creek Flats area. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

The Y-shaped stigma of a white tulip in a Glacier Avenue garden on June 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Y-shaped stigma of a white tulip in a Glacier Avenue garden on June 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A raven seemingly dressed in a black tutu looks ready to begin to dance at the downtown seawalk on June 12, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A raven seemingly dressed in a black tutu looks ready to begin to dance at the downtown seawalk on June 12, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A nesting pair of greater yellowlegs, in a Petersburg muskeg on June 6. (Courtesy Photo/ Becky Knight)

A nesting pair of greater yellowlegs, in a Petersburg muskeg on June 6. (Courtesy Photo/ Becky Knight)

A humpback whale solo bubble net feeds near Shelter Island. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A humpback whale solo bubble net feeds near Shelter Island. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken along Perseverance Trail on June 19, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along Perseverance Trail on June 19, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A tree swallow found a home on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A tree swallow found a home on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

Somewhere over a rainbow, where the seagull flies. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Somewhere over a rainbow, where the seagull flies. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

n insect weaves its way through the yellow maze of a roadside dandelion on June 4. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

n insect weaves its way through the yellow maze of a roadside dandelion on June 4. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A kingfisher holds a tiny flounder in Haines. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Jackson)

A kingfisher holds a tiny flounder in Haines. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Jackson)

Pausing on a tree climb this porcupine eyes us suspiciously on Fish Creek Trail on June. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Pausing on a tree climb this porcupine eyes us suspiciously on Fish Creek Trail on June. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A rainbow connects downtown Juneau with Douglas Island on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A rainbow connects downtown Juneau with Douglas Island on June 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This screenshot taken from a trail cam video posted to the Dan Gaines Juneau AK YouTube channel shows a young wolf in the Juneau area. (Screenshot)

This screenshot taken from a trail cam video posted to the Dan Gaines Juneau AK YouTube channel shows a young wolf in the Juneau area. (Screenshot)

A pair of bald eagles perch atop a Hemlock tree in the Eagle Beach recreational area. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A pair of bald eagles perch atop a Hemlock tree in the Eagle Beach recreational area. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken June 1 at the Kingfisher Pond trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A pair of bald eagles perch atop a Hemlock tree in the Eagle Beach recreational area. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken during a walk with friends out in Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken during a walk with friends out in Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A rainbow of sea stars feasted on clams at low tide at Shaman Island on May 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A rainbow of sea stars feasted on clams at low tide at Shaman Island on May 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken on North Douglas. “I’m sending these pictures in to honor my moms memory with it being 1 year without her,” Sypeck writes. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken on North Douglas. “I’m sending these pictures in to honor my moms memory with it being 1 year without her,” Sypeck writes. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

An active blennie scoots to hide between two sea urchins on May 29 at Shaman Island. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An active blennie scoots to hide between two sea urchins on May 29 at Shaman Island. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken downtown. “I’m sending these pictures in to honor my moms memory with it being 1 year without her,” Sypeck writes. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken downtown. “I’m sending these pictures in to honor my moms memory with it being 1 year without her,” Sypeck writes. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

Baby humpback whale playing just West of Portland Island in Juneau last Monday. (Courtesy Photo / Kristin Stekoll)

Baby humpback whale playing just West of Portland Island in Juneau last Monday. (Courtesy Photo / Kristin Stekoll)

Lunchtime at Shaman Island on May 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Lunchtime at Shaman Island on May 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)
This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck) This photo is part of a series Joseph Sypeck title “The Beauty within ones Grief.” It was taken on North Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A black bear poses with a dandelion in her mouth near Shrine of St. Therese on May 22, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Virginia Kelly)

A black bear poses with a dandelion in her mouth near Shrine of St. Therese on May 22, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Virginia Kelly)

This late May photo shows an eagle is near its nest on the Breadline Bluff Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This late May photo shows an eagle is near its nest on the Breadline Bluff Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

A curious marmot out at the Shrine of St. Therese seen on May 17, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A curious marmot out at the Shrine of St. Therese seen on May 17, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The line of demarcation between a freshwater creek and silty glacial water along Mendenhall Lake on May 18, 2021.

The line of demarcation between a freshwater creek and silty glacial water along Mendenhall Lake on May 18, 2021.

A salmonberry flower along Glacier Highway heralds the soon arrival of a delicious berry on May 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll

A salmonberry flower along Glacier Highway heralds the soon arrival of a delicious berry on May 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll

An olive-sided flycatcher sits at the top of Maple Tree by Lena Loop (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

An olive-sided flycatcher sits at the top of Maple Tree by Lena Loop (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Adult bald eagle inspecting his mountain ash trees on top of a piling at Tee Harbor May 27, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

Adult bald eagle inspecting his mountain ash trees on top of a piling at Tee Harbor May 27, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

This May 27 photo shows a beaver dam near Outer Point. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy Williams)

This May 27 photo shows a beaver dam near Outer Point. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy Williams)

Beaver highways through the Equisetum (horsetail) by Norton Lake (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Beaver highways through the Equisetum (horsetail) by Norton Lake (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

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