A red fox gets in some last minutes of sleep during the early morning hours on Round Island in Bristol Bay on June 28, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A red fox gets in some last minutes of sleep during the early morning hours on Round Island in Bristol Bay on June 28, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

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Sea holly in bloom in a Juneau garden on July 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Paul Dick)

Sea holly in bloom in a Juneau garden on July 11, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Paul Dick)

A merganser hen and ducklings hang out together near the Mendenhall Glacier on July 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Steven Hamilton)

A merganser hen and ducklings hang out together near the Mendenhall Glacier on July 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Steven Hamilton)

A humpback whale dives during a Harv and Marv’s whale watching cruise on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Tobias Kauffmann)

A humpback whale dives during a Harv and Marv’s whale watching cruise on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Tobias Kauffmann)

A juvenile bald eagle watches the iceberg landing of a grown adult during a tour to Tracy Arm Fjord on July 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Tobias Kauffmann)

A juvenile bald eagle watches the iceberg landing of a grown adult during a tour to Tracy Arm Fjord on July 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Tobias Kauffmann)

Mussels rest on a dock pole at the Don D. Statter Harbor boat ramp in Auke Bay on July 5, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Cathy Squires)

Mussels rest on a dock pole at the Don D. Statter Harbor boat ramp in Auke Bay on July 5, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Cathy Squires)

A bald eagle flies off an iceberg during a tour to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, July 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Tobias Kauffmann)

A bald eagle flies off an iceberg during a tour to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday, July 6, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Tobias Kauffmann)

A marmot lounges on top of a rock around False Outer Point, May 28, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Jenae Kesey)

A marmot lounges on top of a rock around False Outer Point, May 28, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Jenae Kesey)

A black bear cub enjoys seed pods in a cottonwood tree at the Mendenhall Glacier on June 10, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janice Gorle)

A black bear cub enjoys seed pods in a cottonwood tree at the Mendenhall Glacier on June 10, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janice Gorle)

The sun sets with Lincoln Island and the Chilkat Peninsula in the background, in the last week of May. (Courtesy photo | Jerry Reinwand)

The sun sets with Lincoln Island and the Chilkat Peninsula in the background, in the last week of May. (Courtesy photo | Jerry Reinwand)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

The sun sets with Lincoln Island and the Chilkat Peninsula in the background, in the last week of May. (Courtesy photo | Jerry Reinwand)

A pair of three toed woodpeckers tend to their nest in the Mendenhall Valley on June 9, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Linda Shaw)

A pair of three toed woodpeckers tend to their nest in the Mendenhall Valley on June 9, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Linda Shaw)

Le bee en rose! (Courtesy photo | Deborah Rudis)

Le bee en rose! (Courtesy photo | Deborah Rudis)

Himalayan poppies in my Douglas garden May 30, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Himalayan poppies in my Douglas garden May 30, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Chives in the garden, June 5, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Chives in the garden, June 5, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Looking down on an iris in my garden, June 5, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Looking down on an iris in my garden, June 5, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Bachelor button in my garden May 30, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Bachelor button in my garden May 30, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Columbine and bee at Lucky Me, Douglas, June 5, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

Columbine and bee at Lucky Me, Douglas, June 5, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Janine Reep)

An arctic tern sits in the grass along the Tony Knowles trail in Anchorage in May. (Courtesy photo | Linda Shaw)

An arctic tern sits in the grass along the Tony Knowles trail in Anchorage in May. (Courtesy photo | Linda Shaw)

A Common Yellowthroat sings a song in Community Gardens, June 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer)

A Common Yellowthroat sings a song in Community Gardens, June 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer)

Arctic Lupine blooms in Cowee Meadow, June 8, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Betsy Fischer)

Arctic Lupine blooms in Cowee Meadow, June 8, 2019. (Courtesy photo | Betsy Fischer)

A wasp drinks from fireweek in the parking lot of Amalga Harbor, July 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Steve Hamilton)

A wasp drinks from fireweek in the parking lot of Amalga Harbor, July 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Steve Hamilton)

A striking blue iceberg illuminates the sun on the way down Tracy Arm on June 14, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

A striking blue iceberg illuminates the sun on the way down Tracy Arm on June 14, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Janice Gorle)

A coyote is seen near Excursion Inlet on June 8, 2019. The eye trauma may have been the result of a tangle with a porcupine, the photographer guessed. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

A coyote is seen near Excursion Inlet on June 8, 2019. The eye trauma may have been the result of a tangle with a porcupine, the photographer guessed. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

A coyote is seen on a beach near Excursion Inlet on June 8, 2019. The eye trauma may have been the result of a tangle with a porcupine, the photographer guessed. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

A coyote is seen on a beach near Excursion Inlet on June 8, 2019. The eye trauma may have been the result of a tangle with a porcupine, the photographer guessed. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

A coyote is seen on a beach near Excursion Inlet on June 8, 2019. The eye trauma may have been the result of a tangle with a porcupine, the photographer guessed. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

A coyote is seen on a beach near Excursion Inlet on June 8, 2019. The eye trauma may have been the result of a tangle with a porcupine, the photographer guessed. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Beedle)

A barred owl sits in a tree in the daylight at Dredge Lakes on June 14. (Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer)

A barred owl sits in a tree in the daylight at Dredge Lakes on June 14. (Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer)

A hermit thrush hangs around Dredge Lakes in June. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A hermit thrush hangs around Dredge Lakes in June. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

An orange-crowned warbler gets a nice snack on June 16. (Courtesy Phoot | Gina Vose)

An orange-crowned warbler gets a nice snack on June 16. (Courtesy Phoot | Gina Vose)

A mother mallard and ducklings swim in Dredge Lakes in June. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A mother mallard and ducklings swim in Dredge Lakes in June. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A hummingbird reacts to a wasp near its feeder on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)

A hummingbird reacts to a wasp near its feeder on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Spickler)

Lady’s Mantle collects raindrops by Mile 2 of Glacier Highway on June 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Lady’s Mantle collects raindrops by Mile 2 of Glacier Highway on June 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A busy bee visits a flowering chive plant in a Glacier Highway garden on June 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

A busy bee visits a flowering chive plant in a Glacier Highway garden on June 19, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll)

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Denise Carroll</strong>                                A grizzly sow and her cubs lunch on new spring greens May 30, on the Alaska Highway.

Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll A grizzly sow and her cubs lunch on new spring greens May 30, on the Alaska Highway.

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Denise Carroll </strong>                                A hungry grizzly bear cub munches on dandelion greens along the Alaska Highway on May 30.

Courtesy Photo | Denise Carroll A hungry grizzly bear cub munches on dandelion greens along the Alaska Highway on May 30.

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Betsy Fischer</strong>                                A deer stares straight at the camera in this photograph taken June 3.

Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer A deer stares straight at the camera in this photograph taken June 3.

An adult American Robin brings food to young robins in the nest, May 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer)

An adult American Robin brings food to young robins in the nest, May 3, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer)

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Betsy Fischer</strong>                                A Lincoln’s Sparrow perches on a branch in a meadow on June 3.

Courtesy Photo | Betsy Fischer A Lincoln’s Sparrow perches on a branch in a meadow on June 3.

A fish tail iceberg floats in Holkham Bay on May 27, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kim Garnero)

A fish tail iceberg floats in Holkham Bay on May 27, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kim Garnero)

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Linda Shaw</strong>                                 Sea lions squabble on Benjamin Island in May.

Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw Sea lions squabble on Benjamin Island in May.

A sea lions sleeps on Benjamin Island in May. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A sea lions sleeps on Benjamin Island in May. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A humpback whale takes a dive in Berners Bay in May. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

A humpback whale takes a dive in Berners Bay in May. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Linda Shaw</strong>                                A raven calls out near Skater’s Cabin in May.

Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw A raven calls out near Skater’s Cabin in May.

Courtesy Photo | <strong>Kerry Howard</strong>                                A hoary marmot eats his daily share of greens, out the road on May 30.

Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard A hoary marmot eats his daily share of greens, out the road on May 30.

The mountains and trees reflect in Auke Lake on May 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

The mountains and trees reflect in Auke Lake on May 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunshine illuminates the leaves and thorns of Devil’s Club on May 27, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Sunshine illuminates the leaves and thorns of Devil’s Club on May 27, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

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