Turnagain Arm in south central Alaska is a shallow inlet which drains at low tide to reveal an ever changing landscape of channels in the mud and silt. Surrounded by the Chugach mountains, there are many picturesque views along the rather busy Seward Highway, which borders the Arm. At sunrise one morning in September, I walked out onto the mud flats (something you do carefully, since it can be treacherous and downright dangerous) to capture some images. It was a bit of a mucky trek, embedding the tripod in the muddy bottom. The near perpendicular angle of the light adds shadow and dimension to the scenes. I’m not sure what the animal tracks were in the one frame, most likely a weasel or mink, judging by the size.