Alaska’s southern shores vary from lush temperate rainforests to rocky cliffs, giant boulder beaches, and broad, flat sandy bars. In the Gulf of Alaska, huge beaches receive the fury of the mighty Pacific Ocean as waves develop over great fetches in the expansive sea. Softuk Bar is a broad sandy beach located near the Copper River Delta. The continual rhythm of waves wash patterns in the broad flat sandy beaches. It is hard to perceive the scope of the symmetry while on the ground, but from the air, it becomes distinctly visible. For a sense of scale, there is a bald eagle perched on the shore in the bottom right of the picture, although difficult to see.