Elfin Cove, a tiny fishing village on remote Chichagof Island. The settlement, with fewer than 30 year-round residents, is part of a billion-dollar fishery in a region that also supports abundant wildlife.
Photograph by Eirik Johnson
Silted glacial runoff flows into the marine ecosystem just west of Glacier Bay. Because it is less dense than seawater, it floats on the surface.
Two female Gila spotted whiptail lizards basking in sunlight. Aspidoscelis flagellicauda, formerly known as Cnemidophorus flagellicaudus. This is one of several all-female species of whiptails that reproduce by means of cloning (parthenogenesis).