Photos: Fall colors are popping in Anchorage

Summer officially comes to an end with the arrival of the autumnal equinox Thursday.

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Summer officially comes to an end with the arrival of the autumnal equinox Thursday.

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.

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University Lake, autumn, fall, fall colors
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Alaska Native Heritage Center
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Colleen Curley, University Lake, autumn, fall, fall colors
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Fall colors in Town Square Park
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Fall colors and rainbow

Emily Mesner

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.

Loren Holmes

Loren Holmes is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at loren@adn.com.

Bill Roth

Bill Roth is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News.