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

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska.

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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. Images with watermarks cannot be published.

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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 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)

“What is this creature that was swimming around in the Auke bay, what appears to be a sea monster,” writes Ethan Hursh-Eslava. “However a quick look through the binoculars, and it’s a black bear that couldn’t find a place to climb ashore on the other side, thus he swam back to where he started. So remember, if you spot something swimming in the water, bring a pair of binoculars to see what it really before blurting out it’s a sea monster.”(Courtesy Photo / Ethan Hursh-Eslava)

“What is this creature that was swimming around in the Auke bay, what appears to be a sea monster,” writes Ethan Hursh-Eslava. “However a quick look through the binoculars, and it’s a black bear that couldn’t find a place to climb ashore on the other side, thus he swam back to where he started. So remember, if you spot something swimming in the water, bring a pair of binoculars to see what it really before blurting out it’s a sea monster.”(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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