A pair of Long-tailed Ducks, Statter Harbor, Auke Bay, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)
A pair of Long-tailed Ducks, Statter Harbor, Auke Bay, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A pair of Long-tailed Ducks, Statter Harbor, Auke Bay, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto) A pair of Long-tailed Ducks, Statter Harbor, Auke Bay, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

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Commercial Fisher Phoenix leaning up Tanner Crab, south Benjamin Island with Chilkat Range, Southeast Alaska.

Commercial Fisher Phoenix leaning up Tanner Crab, south Benjamin Island with Chilkat Range, Southeast Alaska.

This photo shows a mist February Day near Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Commercial Fisher Phoenix leaning up Tanner Crab, south Benjamin Island with Chilkat Range, Southeast Alaska.

Looking back on a beautiful sunny day on the Boy Scout beach trail in late January. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Looking back on a beautiful sunny day on the Boy Scout beach trail in late January. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An Auke Bay Visitor finds temporary slip at Fisherman’s Bend Feb. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Parker)

An Auke Bay Visitor finds temporary slip at Fisherman’s Bend Feb. 6. (Courtesy Photo / Steve Parker)

The Mendenhall Glacier with freshly calved blue ice touching fresh water. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The Mendenhall Glacier with freshly calved blue ice touching fresh water. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The sky is clearing over Gastineau Meadow on Feb. 4. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sky is clearing over Gastineau Meadow on Feb. 4. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Creek running into Bridget Cove by Mab Island, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Creek running into Bridget Cove by Mab Island, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the view down Gastineau Channel from the Douglas Bridge with clouds hanging over Williams, Butler and Irving peaks at Taku Inlet. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the view down Gastineau Channel from the Douglas Bridge with clouds hanging over Williams, Butler and Irving peaks at Taku Inlet. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The steep craggy look of a Mt. Juneau avalanche chute seen from Basin Road on Feb. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The steep craggy look of a Mt. Juneau avalanche chute seen from Basin Road on Feb. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Winter southern Chilkat Range alpine meadows on Jan. 30. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Winter southern Chilkat Range alpine meadows on Jan. 30. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Fog rises in an attempt to obscure the golden glow above the Douglas range on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fog rises in an attempt to obscure the golden glow above the Douglas range on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Point Louisa on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Peter Pisani)

This photo shows Point Louisa on Jan. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Peter Pisani)

After a gray drizzly day, skies opening up on Mount Juneau are a welcome sight on Feb. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

After a gray drizzly day, skies opening up on Mount Juneau are a welcome sight on Feb. 2. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Don D. Statter Harbor as the sun sets on Jan. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Roland Mueca)

This photo shows Don D. Statter Harbor as the sun sets on Jan. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Roland Mueca)

Bird’s nest fungi because of its resemblance to tiny bird’s nests. Spores (eggs) are dispersed when splashed out of the “nests” by raindrops. Bluff Trail on Jan. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bird’s nest fungi because of its resemblance to tiny bird’s nests. Spores (eggs) are dispersed when splashed out of the “nests” by raindrops. Bluff Trail on Jan. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“On the Kayaker’s Beach stretch of trail, there were several trees that were chewed on by porcupines,” writes Deana Barajas. “I liked this one the most because it looks like an eye.” (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“On the Kayaker’s Beach stretch of trail, there were several trees that were chewed on by porcupines,” writes Deana Barajas. “I liked this one the most because it looks like an eye.” (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A marine worm slithers among the rocks where the surf meets the sand near Amalga Cabin on Jan. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A marine worm slithers among the rocks where the surf meets the sand near Amalga Cabin on Jan. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A “Wolf Moon” shines bright over Fritz Cove on the morning of January 18, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A “Wolf Moon” shines bright over Fritz Cove on the morning of January 18, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A sea star waits for the incoming tide in a cove off the Horse Tram Trail on Jan. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A sea star waits for the incoming tide in a cove off the Horse Tram Trail on Jan. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A raft of ducks off Point Louisa with Eagle Peak, on Admiralty National Monument around dusk in Juneau winter. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A raft of ducks off Point Louisa with Eagle Peak, on Admiralty National Monument around dusk in Juneau winter. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Spaulding Meadows on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows Spaulding Meadows on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A bluish tint to the top of icy Nugget Falls as water cascades over lower boulders as seen on Jan. 8, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
A bluish tint to the top of icy Nugget Falls as water cascades over lower boulders as seen on Jan. 8, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bluish tint to the top of icy Nugget Falls as water cascades over lower boulders as seen on Jan. 8, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll) A bluish tint to the top of icy Nugget Falls as water cascades over lower boulders as seen on Jan. 8, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep.” Dan Moller trail on Jan. 19, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep.” Dan Moller trail on Jan. 19, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Pathfinder to Point Louisa, Auke Recreation Area on Jan. 3. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto).

Pathfinder to Point Louisa, Auke Recreation Area on Jan. 3. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto).

A wave breaks over the rocky shores of Lynn Canal, with Shelter Island and the Chilkat Range seen on the horizon in Southeast Alaska on Dec. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Sally Thompson)

A wave breaks over the rocky shores of Lynn Canal, with Shelter Island and the Chilkat Range seen on the horizon in Southeast Alaska on Dec. 13, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Sally Thompson)

The Mendenhall Glacier and Towers seen from Dredge Lake on Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Mendenhall Glacier and Towers seen from Dredge Lake on Jan. 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sky opens up to expose a winter wonderland in the Dredge Lake area on Jan.8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The sky opens up to expose a winter wonderland in the Dredge Lake area on Jan.8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This Juneau 2018 photo shows the Thane Ore House. “One of my favorites” writes Ann Paul. (Courtesy Photo / Ann Paul)

This Juneau 2018 photo shows the Thane Ore House. “One of my favorites” writes Ann Paul. (Courtesy Photo / Ann Paul)

Freeze-up on the Mendenhall River with Mount McGinnis and Mount Stroller White in the background on Jan. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Freeze-up on the Mendenhall River with Mount McGinnis and Mount Stroller White in the background on Jan. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken at Sandy Beach in late December 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Peter Reifenstein)

This photo was taken at Sandy Beach in late December 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Peter Reifenstein)

A chesnut-backed chickadee visits a home feeder Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A chesnut-backed chickadee visits a home feeder Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Taking turns for the feeder; a dark-eyed Junco awaits on snow covered lilac bush, Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Taking turns for the feeder; a dark-eyed Junco awaits on snow covered lilac bush, Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Patsy Ann after the last snowfall seen on the downtown seawalk on Jan. 3, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Patsy Ann after the last snowfall seen on the downtown seawalk on Jan. 3, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows morning at Andrew’s Marina (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo shows morning at Andrew’s Marina (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Mendenhall Wetlands winter landscape looking toward Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Mendenhall Wetlands winter landscape looking toward Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Alpenglow on Mount Juneau seen on Dec. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Alpenglow on Mount Juneau seen on Dec. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

As temperatures drop, the hummingbird feeder is a welcome sight to this tiny bird on Dec. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

As temperatures drop, the hummingbird feeder is a welcome sight to this tiny bird on Dec. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bright red mountain ash berries are a decorative holiday addition to this backyard on Dec. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Bright red mountain ash berries are a decorative holiday addition to this backyard on Dec. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Snow flowers” are seen along the Mendenhall River on Christmas Day. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

“Snow flowers” are seen along the Mendenhall River on Christmas Day. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows a late-December sunset in Hoonah. (Courtesy Photo / Edna Skaflestad)

This photo shows a late-December sunset in Hoonah. (Courtesy Photo / Edna Skaflestad)

A North Douglas waterfall had turned to ice of Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

A North Douglas waterfall had turned to ice of Dec. 23. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This photo shows Dredge Lake’s pond on Dec. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Richard Fagnant)

This photo shows Dredge Lake’s pond on Dec. 21. (Courtesy Photo / Richard Fagnant)

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