A wet moth rests on a fern. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A wet moth rests on a fern. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos.

Submit your Wild Shots!

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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Devils Club (Oplopanax horridus), the berries are a treat for Black Bears in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Devils Club (Oplopanax horridus), the berries are a treat for Black Bears in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Sockeye salmon spawn in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Sockeye salmon spawn in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This “eye” was chewed into a tree by a porcupine last year. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This “eye” was chewed into a tree by a porcupine last year. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A porcupine grasps leaves in a tree near Steep Creek. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A porcupine grasps leaves in a tree near Steep Creek. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

This photo was taken along the Kayaker’s Beach Trail in late July. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the Kayaker’s Beach Trail in late July. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Mist hangs around Eagle Beach on July 24. (Courtesy Photo / Susan Johnson)

Mist hangs around Eagle Beach on July 24. (Courtesy Photo / Susan Johnson)

This photo shows fragrant Sitka valerian at Eaglecrest. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

This photo shows fragrant Sitka valerian at Eaglecrest. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A Lena Loop home receives an afternoon visitor. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Walling)

A Lena Loop home receives an afternoon visitor. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Walling)

This July 23 photo shows stink currants growing along the Camping Cove Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This July 23 photo shows stink currants growing along the Camping Cove Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Eaglecrest ridge snowy and under foggy skies as seen in early July. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Eaglecrest ridge snowy and under foggy skies as seen in early July. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This mid-July photo shows a rainbow over the Gastineau Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Dave Hill)

Eaglecrest ridge snowy and under foggy skies as seen in early July. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fish Packer MV Crane heads up Stephens Passage to Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Fish Packer MV Crane heads up Stephens Passage to Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken July 16 along Fish Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken July 16 along Fish Creek Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Wild irises grow near Skagway in this July 14 photo. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

Wild irises grow near Skagway in this July 14 photo. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo was taken on the Dalton Highway south of Deadhorse on July 10. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo was taken on the Dalton Highway south of Deadhorse on July 10. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo shows Sitka Harbor on July 19. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo shows Sitka Harbor on July 19. (Courtesy Photo / William Harrold)

This photo was taken July 21 along Blueberry Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken July 21 along Blueberry Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo shows the Treadwell Mine Pump House. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows the Treadwell Mine Pump House. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Fair weather cumulus clouds float over the Alaska landscape seen on July 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Fair weather cumulus clouds float over the Alaska landscape seen on July 8. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Misty rainforest in Juneau this week. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Misty rainforest in Juneau this week. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Snowy patches of Alaska cotton dominate the lower meadow at Eaglecrest on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Snowy patches of Alaska cotton dominate the lower meadow at Eaglecrest on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Partial melting of a mountainside pond seen on Eaglecrest Ridge on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Partial melting of a mountainside pond seen on Eaglecrest Ridge on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Sweet violets, sweeter than all of the roses…” seen on Black Bear Road on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Sweet violets, sweeter than all of the roses…” seen on Black Bear Road on July 6. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on July 9 near Tolch Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A juvenile bald eagle perches on a boat in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A juvenile bald eagle perches on a boat in Don D. Statter Harbor. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

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