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The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via e-mail to: abby.lowell@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.
Wild shots 032511 OUTDOORS 5 JUNEAU EMPIRE The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via e-mail to: abby.lowell@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.

Photo by Shadoe Haffner

Flitting from branch to branch, a pine siskin is the most common of winter finches. Their summer breeding grounds are mostly in Interior Canada and parts of Alaska.


Photo by Kerry Howard

Purple crocus push up into the sun on March 21. With warm temperatures this last week, some locals are already seeing color in their gardens.


Photo by Jeremy Gieser

Sea lions lounge on one of their popular summer resting spots offshore from Juneau.


Photo by Shadoe Haffner

A junco sings it's heart out atop a stump near Auke Bay in March.


Photo by Shadoe Haffner

A pine siskin fluffs its feathers as it rests on a twig near Auke Bay in March.


Photo by Shadoe Haffner

Pausing between pecks, a male downy woodbecker turns around, before resuming its foraging on bark for insects.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Story last updated at 3/24/2011 - 10:13 pm

Wild shots
Images capturing Mother Nature in and around Southeast Alaska Submit your wild shots

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via e-mail to: abby.lowell@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.