A marmot lies near the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A marmot lies near the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

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Raindrops drip off red huckleberries. (Courtesy Photo / Kathleen Miller)

Raindrops drip off red huckleberries. (Courtesy Photo / Kathleen Miller)

A humming bird flies near the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A humming bird flies near the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Eagle Creek bridge and Eagle Falls seen on Aug. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Eagle Creek bridge and Eagle Falls seen on Aug. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This porcupine on Salmon Creek Trail was busy eating summer greens on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This porcupine on Salmon Creek Trail was busy eating summer greens on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An angler readies their net to bring in salmon on Aug. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

An angler readies their net to bring in salmon on Aug. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo taken on Chichagof Island shows Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) and a pollinator. (Courtesy Photo / Rachel Zepp)

This photo taken on Chichagof Island shows Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) and a pollinator. (Courtesy Photo / Rachel Zepp)

The Mendenhall Glacier can be seen in the distant background of this photo taken from the sidewalk on the Brotherhood Bridge. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo taken on Chichagof Island shows Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) and a pollinator. (Courtesy Photo / Rachel Zepp)

Devils Club with end of summer color seen Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Devils Club with end of summer color seen Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Granite Creek roars downward from the basin on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
Granite Creek roars downward from the basin on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Granite Creek roars downward from the basin on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll) Granite Creek roars downward from the basin on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A slug is perched on a plant on Chicagof Island. (Courtesy PHoto / Rachel Zepp)

A slug is perched on a plant on Chicagof Island. (Courtesy PHoto / Rachel Zepp)

White Pass & Yukon Route crosses the east fork of the Skagway River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

White Pass & Yukon Route crosses the east fork of the Skagway River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Devil's club along the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) trail on Aug. 14. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

White Pass & Yukon Route crosses the east fork of the Skagway River. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows grass of parnassus. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows grass of parnassus. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

(Eagle Glacier seen on July 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

(Eagle Glacier seen on July 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows sea lions at South Marble Island near Glacier Bay July 19, 2021(Courtesy Photo / George Reifenstein)

This photo shows sea lions at South Marble Island near Glacier Bay July 19, 2021(Courtesy Photo / George Reifenstein)

This photo shows pretty but toxic baneberries. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows pretty but toxic baneberries. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows falls near Tracy Arm Fjord on July 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows falls near Tracy Arm Fjord on July 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Whoa!! I turned and he was right there next to me,” writes Denise Carroll of this photo taken on the Anan Creek boardwalk on July 23..(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Whoa!! I turned and he was right there next to me,” writes Denise Carroll of this photo taken on the Anan Creek boardwalk on July 23..(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Humpback whales roll with pectoral fins above the water, just outside Tenakee Inlet on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Humpback whales roll with pectoral fins above the water, just outside Tenakee Inlet on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A tufted puffin near Marble Island on July 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
A tufted puffin near Marble Island on July 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A tufted puffin near Marble Island on July 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll) A tufted puffin near Marble Island on July 23. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A large male killer whale breaks the surface near Glacier Bay on July 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A large male killer whale breaks the surface near Glacier Bay on July 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A brown bear sow and cub are off to find a better fishing spot on Anan Creek on July 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A brown bear sow and cub are off to find a better fishing spot on Anan Creek on July 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken on the beach at False Outer Point on North Douglas on July 25. (Courtesy Photo /Douglas Mertz)

This photo was taken on the beach at False Outer Point on North Douglas on July 25. (Courtesy Photo /Douglas Mertz)

This photo shows an orange paintbrush. The photo was taken today, July 27, on the wetlands. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo shows an orange paintbrush. The photo was taken today, July 27, on the wetlands. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This undated photo shows a sunset. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo shows an orange paintbrush. The photo was taken today, July 27, on the wetlands. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo shows a boat against the backdrop of a colorful sky. (Courtesy Photo Dave “Diver Dave” Sulser)

This photo shows a boat against the backdrop of a colorful sky. (Courtesy Photo Dave “Diver Dave” Sulser)

Marjorie Glacier reflection seen on July 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Marjorie Glacier reflection seen on July 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ready, set, jump!! This black bear waits for a fish to swim by on Anan Creek on July 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ready, set, jump!! This black bear waits for a fish to swim by on Anan Creek on July 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows bees on fireweed. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows bees on fireweed. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Morning reflections at Hasselborg Lake, Admiralty Island. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Morning reflections at Hasselborg Lake, Admiralty Island. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows yellow pond lily reflections. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows yellow pond lily reflections. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Bracket fungus collecting morning dew. Found by Sarkar Lake on Prince of Wales Island on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Bracket fungus collecting morning dew. Found by Sarkar Lake on Prince of Wales Island on July 18. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A black bear crosses the road near the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. (Courtesy Photo / Hursh-Eslava)

A black bear crosses the road near the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. (Courtesy Photo / Hursh-Eslava)

Groundcover dogwood. Found by Balls Lake on Prince of Wales Island on July 3. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Groundcover dogwood. Found by Balls Lake on Prince of Wales Island on July 3. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Upper Paris creek and falls as seen on July 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Upper Paris creek and falls as seen on July 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo taken on Chichagof Island shows Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry). (Courtesy Photo / Rachel Zepp)

This photo taken on Chichagof Island shows Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry). (Courtesy Photo / Rachel Zepp)

This photo shows nagoonberry along the Auk Nu Trail to John Muir Cabin on July 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows nagoonberry along the Auk Nu Trail to John Muir Cabin on July 10. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Looking across an avalanche area at the top of ptarmigan ski run on July 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Looking across an avalanche area at the top of ptarmigan ski run on July 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Raindrops falling on blueberry leaves along Treadwell Ditch on July 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Raindrops falling on blueberry leaves along Treadwell Ditch on July 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A ptarmigan walks along the side of the road near the Shrine of St. Therese. (Courtesy Photo / Ethan Hursh-Eslava)

A ptarmigan walks along the side of the road near the Shrine of St. Therese. (Courtesy Photo / Ethan Hursh-Eslava)

An orca breaches near Little Island on July 3. (Courtesy Photo / Steven Parker)

An orca breaches near Little Island on July 3. (Courtesy Photo / Steven Parker)

This July 9 photo was taken in Sitka Alaska, while hiking to the raptor center. “I, my dad & uncle spotted this black-tailed deer doe grazing on the side of the road, she showed no fear when we were quietly walking up the trail and minded her own business, she was gone the time by the time we left the raptor center,” writes Ethan Hursch-Eslava. (Courtesy Photo / Ethan Hursh-Eslava)

This July 9 photo was taken in Sitka Alaska, while hiking to the raptor center. “I, my dad & uncle spotted this black-tailed deer doe grazing on the side of the road, she showed no fear when we were quietly walking up the trail and minded her own business, she was gone the time by the time we left the raptor center,” writes Ethan Hursch-Eslava. (Courtesy Photo / Ethan Hursh-Eslava)

A ptarmigan walks on the side of the road near the Shrine of Saint Therese. (Courtesy Photo / Ethan Hursh-Eslava)

A ptarmigan walks on the side of the road near the Shrine of Saint Therese. (Courtesy Photo / Ethan Hursh-Eslava)

Smallest breaker out by Amalga Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Smallest breaker out by Amalga Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Columbine, resembling an exotic star, blooms in the Juneau highlands area seen on July 5,

Columbine, resembling an exotic star, blooms in the Juneau highlands area seen on July 5,

Foxglove in a downtown garden seen on July 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Foxglove in a downtown garden seen on July 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bug can be seen on this flower seen near Cropley Lake on July 3. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A bug can be seen on this flower seen near Cropley Lake on July 3. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The view from the top of Eaglecrest on July 7. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

The view from the top of Eaglecrest on July 7. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

A chum (dog) salmon swims in the “canyon of death,” at the salt chuck at Amalga Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A chum (dog) salmon swims in the “canyon of death,” at the salt chuck at Amalga Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a belted kingfisher near Peterson Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a belted kingfisher near Peterson Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

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