This photo shows the Dec. 19 sunrise. (Courtesy Phoyo / Lauren Verrelli)

This photo shows the Dec. 19 sunrise. (Courtesy Phoyo / Lauren Verrelli)

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 was taken along Boy Scout Beach on Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along Boy Scout Beach on Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Icy fangs await a passing intruder along the Boy Scout trail on Dec. 18, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Icy fangs await a passing intruder along the Boy Scout trail on Dec. 18, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Brushy hoarfrost coats rusty menziesia along the Peterson Creek trail on Dec. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Brushy hoarfrost coats rusty menziesia along the Peterson Creek trail on Dec. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

"A local adult eagle I know as 'Yardbird' stopped by Dec. 11, 2021," writes David Athearn of this photo. "He was interested in some Magpie’s feeding on sunflower seeds in my yard." (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

Brushy hoarfrost coats rusty menziesia along the Peterson Creek trail on Dec. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Views of downtown Juneau on the morning of Dec. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

Views of downtown Juneau on the morning of Dec. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

Winter covered Blackberry Ridge overlooking Lemon Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Winter covered Blackberry Ridge overlooking Lemon Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Common mergansers swim in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Common mergansers swim in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Thunder Mountain reflected in Mendenhall River on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Common mergansers swim in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

"A local adult eagle I know as 'Yardbird' stopped by Dec. 11, 2021," writes David Athearn of this photo. "He was interested in some Magpie’s feeding on sunflower seeds in my yard." (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

Common mergansers swim in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Snow-covered Mendenhall glacier and towers glisten in the morning sun’s rays on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Common mergansers swim in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Pacific loons swim in between the boats at Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Pacific loons swim in between the boats at Don D. Statter Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken along the Mendenhall Wetlands Trail on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Mendenhall Wetlands Trail on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Finally, a sunset seen over Douglas Island after days of whiteout conditions on Dec. 1, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken along the Mendenhall Wetlands Trail on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The path to Mount McGinnis on Dec. 1, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The path to Mount McGinnis on Dec. 1, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows winter adult long-tailed ducks in Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows winter adult long-tailed ducks in Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Dogs love romping in the downtown whale park as seen on Dec. 6, 2021.

Dogs love romping in the downtown whale park as seen on Dec. 6, 2021.

Foam bubbles froze to a twig, creating a frozen foam flower on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Foam bubbles froze to a twig, creating a frozen foam flower on Dec. 11. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo taken on Dec. 1 shows the sun at Mendenhall Campground. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo taken on Dec. 1 shows the sun at Mendenhall Campground. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

An unkindness of ravens so called because of their association with bad luck and loss along the downtown Seawalk on Nov. 30. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo taken on Dec. 1 shows the sun at Mendenhall Campground. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

"Santa’s sleigh needs some maintenance before it’s ready for Christmas Eve," writes Deana Barajas of this photo taken along the Treadwell Mine Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo taken on Dec. 1 shows the sun at Mendenhall Campground. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Thunder Mountain aptly named for its plethora of avalanche chutes seen on Dec. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo taken on Dec. 1 shows the sun at Mendenhall Campground. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Thin ice sheets form near the Mendenhall Glacier in early November. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Thin ice sheets form near the Mendenhall Glacier in early November. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Two bald eagles reflect on winter Out the Road on Saturday, Nov. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Two bald eagles reflect on winter Out the Road on Saturday, Nov. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken Saturday along the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail). (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken Saturday along the Kaxdigoowu Heen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge Trail). (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Large icebergs in Mendenhall Lake portend a rapidly shrinking glacier on Nov. 7.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Large icebergs in Mendenhall Lake portend a rapidly shrinking glacier on Nov. 7.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows icy formations on a tumultuous Dupont trail creek. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows icy formations on a tumultuous Dupont trail creek. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A northern pygmy owl appears from the woods on Nov. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A northern pygmy owl appears from the woods on Nov. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A northern red oak leaf is seen in Marine Park before the snowfall in early November.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A northern red oak leaf is seen in Marine Park before the snowfall in early November.(Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Winter has arrived!” writes Deborah Rudis of this photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

“Winter has arrived!” writes Deborah Rudis of this photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Fading fast — bunchberries along Treadwell Ditch Trail on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fading fast — bunchberries along Treadwell Ditch Trail on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken Nov. 13 along the Montana Creek Trail. (Courtesy Phoyo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken Nov. 13 along the Montana Creek Trail. (Courtesy Phoyo / Deana Barajas)

Crystalline ice forms on the edge of Treadwell Ditch on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Crystalline ice forms on the edge of Treadwell Ditch on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This Nov. 7 photo shows hair frost. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This Nov. 7 photo shows hair frost. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A sun dog appears over Douglas Island on Nov. 7. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This Nov. 7 photo shows hair frost. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

As clouds dissipate, a rainbow appears along the side of Mount Juneau on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

As clouds dissipate, a rainbow appears along the side of Mount Juneau on Nov. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

This photo shows the aurora borealis the morning of Nov. 4 at Lena Point. (Courtesy Photo / Tom Taylor)

An osprey flies low over Juneau marshlands. (Courtesy photo / Karina Buckland)

An osprey flies low over Juneau marshlands. (Courtesy photo / Karina Buckland)

Bald Eagle takes flight from ship’s mast in Don D. Statter Harbor on Nov.1. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Bald Eagle takes flight from ship’s mast in Don D. Statter Harbor on Nov.1. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A frosty morning on the Perseverance Trail on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A frosty morning on the Perseverance Trail on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

Didn’t the post office used to say neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow would stop them? However, this mail has been waiting for an eternity. (Courtesy Photo/ Deana Barajas)

Didn’t the post office used to say neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow would stop them? However, this mail has been waiting for an eternity. (Courtesy Photo/ Deana Barajas)

This photo shows tracks in a tree. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows tracks in a tree. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The boomerang look of Nugget Falls on Mendenhall Lake on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The boomerang look of Nugget Falls on Mendenhall Lake on Oct. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Two quackers chat it up in a downtown yard on Oct. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Two quackers chat it up in a downtown yard on Oct. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

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