Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska.

A low cloud nestles between snow-capped Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts on Oct. 26, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A low cloud nestles between snow-capped Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts on Oct. 26, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

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This photo shows a Tenakee sunrise.(Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This photo shows a Tenakee sunrise.(Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

A visitor to a late blooming daisy in a downtown garden on Oct. 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A visitor to a late blooming daisy in a downtown garden on Oct. 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a marten on Admiralty Island on Oct. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo shows a marten on Admiralty Island on Oct. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

Tattered prayer flags fly above high tide in mid-October in Tenakee Springs. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

Tattered prayer flags fly above high tide in mid-October in Tenakee Springs. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This photo shows frozen fungus and sapsucker holes. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows frozen fungus and sapsucker holes. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Two herons reflected in Tenakee inlet. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

Two herons reflected in Tenakee inlet. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Buckley)

This photo shows a spider web in Craig on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows a spider web in Craig on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo of the frost-covered ground was taken in Craig on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo of the frost-covered ground was taken in Craig on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

The Mendenhall Towers and Bullard Mountain are reflected in Mendenhall Lake on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Scott Novak)

The Mendenhall Towers and Bullard Mountain are reflected in Mendenhall Lake on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Scott Novak)

This photo shows fall on Fish Creek on Oct. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry Lindley)

This photo shows fall on Fish Creek on Oct. 20. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry Lindley)

This photo shows a sweeping view of Prince of Wales Island on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows a sweeping view of Prince of Wales Island on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A frosty meadow is seen on the Boy Scout Beach Trail on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A frosty meadow is seen on the Boy Scout Beach Trail on Oct. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Fall color below, snow accumulating above as seen on Oct. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fall color below, snow accumulating above as seen on Oct. 9. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An autumn maple leaf gets the first taste of frost on Perseverance trail in early October. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An autumn maple leaf gets the first taste of frost on Perseverance trail in early October. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Dramatic clouds hover over the Mendenhall Glacier on Oct. 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jerry Smetzer)

Dramatic clouds hover over the Mendenhall Glacier on Oct. 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jerry Smetzer)

“On a clear day you can see forever,” writes Denise Carroll of this Oct. 11, 2021 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“On a clear day you can see forever,” writes Denise Carroll of this Oct. 11, 2021 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Mount Olds and Granite Creek on Oct. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Mount Olds and Granite Creek on Oct. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the glacier peaks reflection off Auke Lake on Sept. 5, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry L Lindley)

This photo shows the glacier peaks reflection off Auke Lake on Sept. 5, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry L Lindley)

This photo shows a maple tree in all its autumnal glory near Centennial Hall on Oct. 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a maple tree in all its autumnal glory near Centennial Hall on Oct. 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the foot bridge over Fish Creek on Oct. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry Lindley)

This photo shows the foot bridge over Fish Creek on Oct. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kerry Lindley)

Large conks cling to a conifer on Windfall Lake trail on Oct. 2.

Large conks cling to a conifer on Windfall Lake trail on Oct. 2.

A rainbow from Skaters Cabin to the glacier on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A rainbow from Skaters Cabin to the glacier on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

First frost on the high bush cranberry. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

First frost on the high bush cranberry. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows the first frost of 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows the first frost of 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows “my riverbank Red Squirrel ‘Rocky’ gathering sunflower seeds off my flagpole rock on Oct. 8,” writes David Athearn. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

This photo shows “my riverbank Red Squirrel ‘Rocky’ gathering sunflower seeds off my flagpole rock on Oct. 8,” writes David Athearn. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

A large porcupine shuffles across the lower loop at Eaglecrest on Sept. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows “my riverbank Red Squirrel ‘Rocky’ gathering sunflower seeds off my flagpole rock on Oct. 8,” writes David Athearn. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

A red leaf stands out against metal grating along the East Glacier Trail on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A red leaf stands out against metal grating along the East Glacier Trail on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A squirrel peers down from a branch along the trail to Nugget Falls on Sept. 26 (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A squirrel peers down from a branch along the trail to Nugget Falls on Sept. 26 (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

This photo was taken on the Auk Nu Trail on Sept. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on the Auk Nu Trail on Sept. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A bee pays a visit to a blooming clover seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bee pays a visit to a blooming clover seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

In Juneau‘s temperate rainforest evergreen trees’ branches sport thick coats of moss as seen along Windfall Lake Trail on Sept. 29. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bee pays a visit to a blooming clover seen near Twin Lakes on Sept. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken on the Auk Nu Trail on Sept. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on the Auk Nu Trail on Sept. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows the autumn look of fireweed in Cowee Meadow seen on Sept. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the autumn look of fireweed in Cowee Meadow seen on Sept. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

From Cowee Meadow we spot termination dust on jagged peaks on Sept. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

From Cowee Meadow we spot termination dust on jagged peaks on Sept. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The photo was taken at Adak on September 12 while I was caribou hunting.(Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

The photo was taken at Adak on September 12 while I was caribou hunting.(Courtesy Photo / Gary Miller)

This photo shows black tooth fungus seen at Eagle Beach campground on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows black tooth fungus seen at Eagle Beach campground on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken this year at Elfin Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Allan Edwards)

This photo was taken this year at Elfin Cove. (Courtesy Photo / Allan Edwards)

This photo shows blue skies and fuchsia flowers as well ad the Mendenhall Glacier and Mendenhall Towers. (Courtesy Photo / Allan Edwards)

This photo shows blue skies and fuchsia flowers as well ad the Mendenhall Glacier and Mendenhall Towers. (Courtesy Photo / Allan Edwards)

A wooly bear caterpillar balancing on a leaf edge gazes about plotting his route as seen in a garden on Sept. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A wooly bear caterpillar balancing on a leaf edge gazes about plotting his route as seen in a garden on Sept. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A rainbow forms over Juneau in this photo shared on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R. Williams)

A rainbow forms over Juneau in this photo shared on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R. Williams)

Juneau as seen from Treadwell Ditch Trail on Sept. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Juneau as seen from Treadwell Ditch Trail on Sept. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Elegant zinnias brighten an otherwise gray day along the downtown seawalk on Sept. 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Elegant zinnias brighten an otherwise gray day along the downtown seawalk on Sept. 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Avian and human fishers try their luck at Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Avian and human fishers try their luck at Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The tide comes in near Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

The tide comes in near Sheep Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

“A friend enjoying the view from the top of West Peak (looking south),” writes Bill Andrews of this Sept. 1 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

“A friend enjoying the view from the top of West Peak (looking south),” writes Bill Andrews of this Sept. 1 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

Vibrant snapdragon catches the eye along the downtown seawalk on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Hohenstatt)

Vibrant snapdragon catches the eye along the downtown seawalk on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Hohenstatt)

This photo shared on Sept. 5 shows fungi in the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Jeffery Lawrence)

This photo shared on Sept. 5 shows fungi in the forest. (Courtesy Photo / Jeffery Lawrence)

A bear track in the sand at Sawmill Creek Falls on Sept. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bear track in the sand at Sawmill Creek Falls on Sept. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Hikers trek down Mt. Jumbo on Aug. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

Hikers trek down Mt. Jumbo on Aug. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

Townsend’s Warbler passing through a garden in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Townsend’s Warbler passing through a garden in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A stream cascades over rocks above Treadwell Ditch due to recent rain on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A stream cascades over rocks above Treadwell Ditch due to recent rain on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Beautiful pink lilies grow abundantly in a garden in the downtown flats seen on Aug. 24. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Beautiful pink lilies grow abundantly in a garden in the downtown flats seen on Aug. 24. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Gentians in the alpine on Thunder Mountain. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Gentians in the alpine on Thunder Mountain. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A Sitka spruce reflection pond is framed by skunk cabbage in Auke Nu Meadow on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A Sitka spruce reflection pond is framed by skunk cabbage in Auke Nu Meadow on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Seagulls sit on trees floating due to the high tides in Berners Bay on Monday, Aug. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Rutecki)

Seagulls sit on trees floating due to the high tides in Berners Bay on Monday, Aug. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Rutecki)

This photo shows a large sunflower seen in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a large sunflower seen in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A busy bee visits a large sunflower in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A busy bee visits a large sunflower in Fairbanks on Aug. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A porcupine hangs out at the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A porcupine hangs out at the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

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