Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos.

A Saturday afternoon rainbow makes an appearance over Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Sandy R. Williams)

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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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Mist rises along the Auke Nu Trail to John Muir Cabin. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)
Blooming black cohosh seen in the downtown flats area on Sept. 27. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
Vividly pink astilbe blooms in a downtown garden. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
A humback whale breashes near Shelter Island on Sept. 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
What caused the interesting swirl on this tree trunk seen along the Treadwell Ditch? (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)
The Mendenhall Towers are topped with termination dust. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The Mendenhall Towers are topped with termination dust. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo was taken along the East Glacier Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the East Glacier Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

Glacier reflections in Mendenhall River are seen from the wetlands trail on Sept. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Glacier reflections in Mendenhall River are seen from the wetlands trail on Sept. 17. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A red squirrel enjoys the fruits of its labor, eating a recently dislodged pine cone from high above. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A red squirrel enjoys the fruits of its labor, eating a recently dislodged pine cone from high above. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Much rock showing and a small Mendenhall glacier toe as seen. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Much rock showing and a small Mendenhall glacier toe as seen. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Tahku the Whale Sculpture blots out the sun. (Courtesy Photo / Alissa Noe)

Tahku the Whale Sculpture blots out the sun. (Courtesy Photo / Alissa Noe)

“Day is done, gone the sun…” writes Denise Carroll of this Sept. 16 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Day is done, gone the sun…” writes Denise Carroll of this Sept. 16 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A flock of birds surrounds a bald eagle perched on George Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A flock of birds surrounds a bald eagle perched on George Rock. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A yellow warbler feeds on insects amongst golden maple tree Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A yellow warbler feeds on insects amongst golden maple tree Out the Road. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Sunset on snow-capped mountains between Anchorage and Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Sunset on snow-capped mountains between Anchorage and Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An ornamental cabbage in a Fairbanks garden. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

An ornamental cabbage in a Fairbanks garden. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Three female mallards near the Chena River. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Three female mallards near the Chena River. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Alpine blueberries at their peak. (Courtesy Photo / Marsha Squires)

Alpine blueberries at their peak. (Courtesy Photo / Marsha Squires)

This photo shows a boat in the Gastineau Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Alissa Noe)

This photo shows a boat in the Gastineau Channel. (Courtesy Photo / Alissa Noe)

This photo was taken along the East Glacier Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the East Glacier Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the East Glacier Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken along the East Glacier Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

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