Two trumpeter swans and a Canada goose at Amalga Harbor on March 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Two trumpeter swans and a Canada goose at Amalga Harbor on March 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

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A river otter feasts on a flounder on March 27, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A river otter feasts on a flounder on March 27, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Pussy willows in bloom near the Mendenhall Glacier on March 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Pussy willows in bloom near the Mendenhall Glacier on March 29, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A song sparrow warms up its pipes on March 31, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A song sparrow warms up its pipes on March 31, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A sea star at low tide on Sheep Creek beach on March 24, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Donna Pierce)

A sea star at low tide on Sheep Creek beach on March 24, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Donna Pierce)

Distinct cloud patterns over the Mendenhall Glacier on March 30, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Distinct cloud patterns over the Mendenhall Glacier on March 30, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Colorful flowers outside of Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Colorful flowers outside of Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Trumpeter swans enjoy the ice. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Trumpeter swans enjoy the ice. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

A red-breasted nuthatch enjoys some sun on March 24. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A red-breasted nuthatch enjoys some sun on March 24. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

Trumpeter swans stop in the wetlands on their northward migration on March 18, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Trumpeter swans stop in the wetlands on their northward migration on March 18, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Harbor seals enjoy the sun. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Harbor seals enjoy the sun. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

March moonset behind on the Chilkats on March 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

March moonset behind on the Chilkats on March 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Wetland reflections at low tide on March 20, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Wetland reflections at low tide on March 20, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The first pussy willow of the season at the Mendenhall Glacier area on March 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The first pussy willow of the season at the Mendenhall Glacier area on March 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A harbor seal cruising by in Auke Bay on March 14, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A harbor seal cruising by in Auke Bay on March 14, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Bald eagle bookends in the boat harbor on March 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Bald eagle bookends in the boat harbor on March 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Local climbers descend into the blue moulin on the face of the Mendenhall Glacier on March 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Local climbers descend into the blue moulin on the face of the Mendenhall Glacier on March 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A nanny goat with a broken-off horn gets a back rub from her kid at the Mendenhall Glacier on March 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

A nanny goat with a broken-off horn gets a back rub from her kid at the Mendenhall Glacier on March 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

Mountain goats enjoy lichens. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Mountain goats enjoy lichens. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

A red squirrel raids a bird feeder on March 2, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A red squirrel raids a bird feeder on March 2, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

The aurora lights up the night sky over Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor on Feb. 28, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

The aurora lights up the night sky over Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor on Feb. 28, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

Northern lights dance on the horizon from Lena Cove on Feb. 28, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Northern lights dance on the horizon from Lena Cove on Feb. 28, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A full moon sets over the Chilkats on Feb. 20, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A full moon sets over the Chilkats on Feb. 20, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The winter sun peaks over Thunder Mountain on Feb. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The winter sun peaks over Thunder Mountain on Feb. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Solar pillar at sunset at Lena Point on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Solar pillar at sunset at Lena Point on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

A panoramic view of Point Bridget State Park on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy Williams)

A panoramic view of Point Bridget State Park on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Sandy Williams)

Winter reflections at Dredge Lakes on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Winter reflections at Dredge Lakes on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Auke Bay iced over. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Auke Bay iced over. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Orcas return to Gastineau Channel on Feb. 16, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Orcas return to Gastineau Channel on Feb. 16, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

A view from Fish Creek on Feb. 16, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

A view from Fish Creek on Feb. 16, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Sunrise colors at Mount Golub. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunrise colors at Mount Golub. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Intertidal ice and Chilkats with fresh snow at Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Intertidal ice and Chilkats with fresh snow at Eagle Beach. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunrise at Sandy Beach on Feb. 5, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Sharon Love)

Sunrise at Sandy Beach on Feb. 5, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Sharon Love)

Harbor seals relax on a dock on Feb. 13, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Harbor seals relax on a dock on Feb. 13, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

A great blue heron looks for lunch atop Merchants’ Wharf on Feb. 3, 2019 in downtown Juneau. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A great blue heron looks for lunch atop Merchants’ Wharf on Feb. 3, 2019 in downtown Juneau. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

The face of the Mendenhall Glacier on Feb. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

The face of the Mendenhall Glacier on Feb. 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Shimmering blue light under a mostly dark sky at Sandy Beach on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Shimmering blue light under a mostly dark sky at Sandy Beach on Feb. 8, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Cold and colorful sunrise, Eagle Peak. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Cold and colorful sunrise, Eagle Peak. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Bright colors near False Outer Point on Feb. 1, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Bright colors near False Outer Point on Feb. 1, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

A red-breasted sapsucker with extra fluffy plumage in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo | John Hudson)

A red-breasted sapsucker with extra fluffy plumage in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo | John Hudson)

Frozen in Auke Bay on Feb. 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Frozen in Auke Bay on Feb. 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Reflections at the Mendenhall Glacier on Jan. 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Reflections at the Mendenhall Glacier on Jan. 26, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Sunbreak at Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunbreak at Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Kelvin-Helmholtz waves, generated by certain wind and stability conditions, sit at the cloud top. Viewed from Airport Dike Trail on Jan. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Kelvin-Helmholtz waves, generated by certain wind and stability conditions, sit at the cloud top. Viewed from Airport Dike Trail on Jan. 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janine Reep)

Sunset on Jan. 17, 2019 along the Mendenhall River. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

Sunset on Jan. 17, 2019 along the Mendenhall River. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

The sun sets into a fog bank in Auke Bay on Jan. 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The sun sets into a fog bank in Auke Bay on Jan. 15, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Afternoon light. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

Afternoon light. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

Sunset at Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

Sunset at Mendenhall Lake. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

A snowy view of the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

A snowy view of the Mendenhall Glacier. (Courtesy Photo | Deborah Rudis)

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