The Anchorage Hillside is popping with color. In Arctic Valley, a black bear sow and her cubs stood out among golden leaves as rain collected on blueberry patches. At University Lake, mallard ducks fed among the fallen leaves on the water.
Here are more photos of the Anchorage area’s fall foliage.
Emily Mesner is a multimedia journalist for the Anchorage Daily News. She previously worked for the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve and the Western Arctic National Parklands in Kotzebue, at the Cordova Times and at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Michigan.