A trumpeter swan floats in the shallows of Tern Lake near the intersection of the Seward and Sterling highways Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2017 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Midnight swim

A trumpeter swan floats in the shallows of Tern Lake near the intersection of the Seward and Sterling highways Wednesday near Cooper Landing. With the solstice a month past, the nights are beginning to get noticeably darker again on the Kenai Peninsula, with the sun formally rising at 6:15 a.m. Monday and setting at 10:01 p.m. for 15 hours and 46 minutes of daylight. Tuesday will have 5 minutes fewer of daylight. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Summer swan song A trumpeter swan floats in the shallows of Tern Lake near the intersection of the Seward and Sterling highways Wednesday near Cooper Landing. With the solstice a month past, the nights are beginning to get noticeably darker again on the Kenai Peninsula, with the sun formally rising at 6:15 a.m. Monday and setting at 10:01 p.m. for 15 hours and 46 minutes of daylight. Tuesday will have 5 minutes fewer of daylight. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

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