A crow harasses a juvenile eagle during its flying lesson above Channel Heights on July 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carooll)

A crow harasses a juvenile eagle during its flying lesson above Channel Heights on July 5. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carooll)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

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This photo was taken along Egan Highway on Thursday, May 5. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along Egan Highway on Thursday, May 5. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Frigid coltsfoot makes an appearance on the Black Bear road at Eaglecrest on July 6, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Frigid coltsfoot makes an appearance on the Black Bear road at Eaglecrest on July 6, 2022. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The annual Mendenhall jökulhlaup began on July 7 and peaked Friday morning, which caused some flooding in the area. The water covered part of the Skater’s Cabin walkway. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The annual Mendenhall jökulhlaup began on July 7 and peaked Friday morning, which caused some flooding in the area. The water covered part of the Skater’s Cabin walkway. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Fourth of July fireworks against the Douglas mountain range on July 4. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carooll)

The annual Mendenhall jökulhlaup began on July 7 and peaked Friday morning, which caused some flooding in the area. The water covered part of the Skater’s Cabin walkway. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Two wet immature bald eagles with an adult eagle, by the Salt Chuck on June 29. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Two wet immature bald eagles with an adult eagle, by the Salt Chuck on June 29. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Tiger lilies bloom in a Blueberry Hills garden as seen on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Tiger lilies bloom in a Blueberry Hills garden as seen on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows cottonwood leaf beetle larvae. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows cottonwood leaf beetle larvae. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows the view from Eagle Beach while the tide is out. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the view from Eagle Beach while the tide is out. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Aromatic deer cabbage with a fringed look seen along the trail in Point Bridget State Park in mid-June. (Courtesy Photo / )

Aromatic deer cabbage with a fringed look seen along the trail in Point Bridget State Park in mid-June. (Courtesy Photo / )

Beautiful columbine glowing in a Juneau garden seen on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Beautiful columbine glowing in a Juneau garden seen on June 26. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fireweed blooms at the Kingfisher Pond Trail on June 30. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Fireweed blooms at the Kingfisher Pond Trail on June 30. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The nagoonberries aren’t quite ripe, but getting close. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)
The nagoonberries aren’t quite ripe, but getting close. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The nagoonberries aren’t quite ripe, but getting close. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas) The nagoonberries aren’t quite ripe, but getting close. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“The salmonberries are ready at a top secret location (Cope Park),” writes Deana Barajas of this June 30 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“The salmonberries are ready at a top secret location (Cope Park),” writes Deana Barajas of this June 30 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo of a sunset was taken from the Kennicott June 1 coming up the backside of Admiralty. (Courtesy Photo / Dale Lobaugh)

This photo of a sunset was taken from the Kennicott June 1 coming up the backside of Admiralty. (Courtesy Photo / Dale Lobaugh)

This photo was taken recently along Kingfisher Pond Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken recently along Kingfisher Pond Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A mother hairy woodpecker feeds her young one June 21 in the Mendenhall Valley. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A mother hairy woodpecker feeds her young one June 21 in the Mendenhall Valley. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Snow-capped images along the Alaska Highway on June 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Snow-capped images along the Alaska Highway on June 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Hawkweed, prettier than its name, brightens the landscape near Salmon Creek trail on June 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Hawkweed, prettier than its name, brightens the landscape near Salmon Creek trail on June 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows morning mist in the air above Lutak Inlet, Skagway. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows morning mist in the air above Lutak Inlet, Skagway. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows an eagle June 10 on a post at Fisherman’s Bend. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo shows an eagle June 10 on a post at Fisherman’s Bend. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

“This fungus was more neon orange than how it appears in the photo,” writes Deana Barajas of this photo taken on June 11 on the Lemon Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“This fungus was more neon orange than how it appears in the photo,” writes Deana Barajas of this photo taken on June 11 on the Lemon Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A ribbon of highway through the Alaska wilderness seen on June 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A ribbon of highway through the Alaska wilderness seen on June 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bumble bee visits a dandelion along Perseverance Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A bumble bee visits a dandelion along Perseverance Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows a whale fluke on June 4 around Sawnson Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo shows a whale fluke on June 4 around Sawnson Harbor. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Herbert Glacier is seen from the ferry on June 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Herbert Glacier is seen from the ferry on June 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Dwarf dogwood along the trail at Point Bridget State Park on Sunday, June 5. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Herbert Glacier is seen from the ferry on June 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows shooting star along the Treadwell Ditch Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows shooting star along the Treadwell Ditch Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A small visitor to the marsh marigolds. Pt. Bridget trail on June 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
A small visitor to the marsh marigolds. Pt. Bridget trail on June 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A small visitor to the marsh marigolds. Pt. Bridget trail on June 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll) A small visitor to the marsh marigolds. Pt. Bridget trail on June 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a yellow-colored chocolate lily. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows a yellow-colored chocolate lily. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Coral root makes an appearance at Camping Cove on June 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Coral root makes an appearance at Camping Cove on June 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Lupine under a blue sky. (Courtesy Photo / David Rigas)

Lupine under a blue sky. (Courtesy Photo / David Rigas)

Five happy quackers cooling off in a cooler on Starr Hill. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Five happy quackers cooling off in a cooler on Starr Hill. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bear walks along the shore at Spasski. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A bear walks along the shore at Spasski. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

Gastineau Channel on the evening of Memorial Day. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

Gastineau Channel on the evening of Memorial Day. (Courtesy Photo / Asia Ver)

A sea otter lifts its head out of the waters between Spasski and Swanson harbors. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A sea otter lifts its head out of the waters between Spasski and Swanson harbors. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A 4 a.m. sunrise over Mendenhall Glacier is seen from Skater’s Cabin. (Courtesy Photo / Kara Davis)

A 4 a.m. sunrise over Mendenhall Glacier is seen from Skater’s Cabin. (Courtesy Photo / Kara Davis)

A columbine blooms in a downtown garden in early June. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A columbine blooms in a downtown garden in early June. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A cumulus cloud seems to connect two stands of Sitka spruce near the Boy Scout Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A cumulus cloud seems to connect two stands of Sitka spruce near the Boy Scout Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A red-winged blackbird sings near Kingfisher Pond.

A red-winged blackbird sings near Kingfisher Pond.

This May 13 photo shows a shooting star wildflower growing near the ocean in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This May 13 photo shows a shooting star wildflower growing near the ocean in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A humpback whale surfaces near the Chilkat mountains on May 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A humpback whale surfaces near the Chilkat mountains on May 21. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Cowee Creek is seen on May 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Cowee Creek is seen on May 25. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows lupine splendor at Cowee Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows lupine splendor at Cowee Meadows. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

American bald eagles pick up leftover scraps from migrating Pacific loon feeding frenzy in Favorite Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

American bald eagles pick up leftover scraps from migrating Pacific loon feeding frenzy in Favorite Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken on Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a geranium in the Lemon Creek area. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows a geranium in the Lemon Creek area. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

The spray from Sawmill Creek waterfall creates a rainbow over the gorge. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The spray from Sawmill Creek waterfall creates a rainbow over the gorge. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Not so frequent visitor so far this year,” writes Kenneth Gill of this photo showing a red-breasted sapsucker feeding off of a golden maple tree that is just blooming in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

“Not so frequent visitor so far this year,” writes Kenneth Gill of this photo showing a red-breasted sapsucker feeding off of a golden maple tree that is just blooming in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

“They wouldn’t let the sea lion in the water onto the buoy,” writes Carolyn Kelley of this May 13 photo. “There were several attempts.” (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

“They wouldn’t let the sea lion in the water onto the buoy,” writes Carolyn Kelley of this May 13 photo. “There were several attempts.” (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

This photo was taken May 17 along the Powerline Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken May 17 along the Powerline Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo taken on April 30 shows the aurora borealis over Lena Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Nellie Bagoyo and Ricky Nelson)

This photo taken on April 30 shows the aurora borealis over Lena Beach. (Courtesy Photo / Nellie Bagoyo and Ricky Nelson)

This photo was taken May 14 along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken May 14 along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Raindrops congregate on the top of a lupine blossom as seen in Cowee Meadow. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken May 14 along the Point Bridget Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A bear crosses a bridge along Perseverance Trail on May 15. (Courtesy Photo / Randy Burton)

A bear crosses a bridge along Perseverance Trail on May 15. (Courtesy Photo / Randy Burton)

A whale’s tail breaks the surface of the water on May 13. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

A whale’s tail breaks the surface of the water on May 13. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

The view from our perch on the Point Bridget Beach on May 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
The view from our perch on the Point Bridget Beach on May 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The view from our perch on the Point Bridget Beach on May 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll) The view from our perch on the Point Bridget Beach on May 14. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) perches out at 16 mile. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) perches out at 16 mile. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A crow watches over the Eldred Rock Lighthouse in Lynn Canal during a recent weekend. (Courtesy Photo / John Hudson)

A crow watches over the Eldred Rock Lighthouse in Lynn Canal during a recent weekend. (Courtesy Photo / John Hudson)

This photo shows false hellebore along the Perseverance Trail on May 8. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows false hellebore along the Perseverance Trail on May 8. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Water rushes near Perseverance Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Water rushes near Perseverance Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Left to right: Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak and West Peak. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Left to right: Hawthorne Peak, Middle Peak and West Peak. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Black bear mother and cub seek refuge up a tree, Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)
Black bear mother and cub seek refuge up a tree, Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Black bear mother and cub seek refuge up a tree, Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto) Black bear mother and cub seek refuge up a tree, Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Paris Creek Waterfall on May 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Paris Creek Waterfall on May 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Over 20 greater white-fronted geese and one adult snow goose, on Mendenhall Lake with icebergs. (Courtesy Photo /Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Over 20 greater white-fronted geese and one adult snow goose, on Mendenhall Lake with icebergs. (Courtesy Photo /Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Snowy Mount Jumbo is seen from Treadwell Ditch Trail on May 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Snowy Mount Jumbo is seen from Treadwell Ditch Trail on May 11. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Kingfisher Pond reflects a cloud-dappled sky. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Kingfisher Pond reflects a cloud-dappled sky. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A Red-winged blackbird takes flight near Kingfisher Pond. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A Red-winged blackbird takes flight near Kingfisher Pond. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

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