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Anchorage Airport :

Anchorage Airport

alaskaframed

Updated: Dec 13, 2014 2:31pm PST

Iditarod XLI - The End : This year's race was remarkable for a couple of things.  First, the weather was quite warm throughout, which led to some pretty sloppy conditions, overflow, etc., not the best conditions for mushers or dogs.  Secondly, the race was extremely close with the lead changing several times right up until the end.  Martin Buser jumped out ahead early, choosing to make a long run at the beginning of the race, leaving his competitors in the dust (or snow).  Unfortunately for him, the gamble didn't work out and ultimately he fell behind.  Toward the end of the race, the lead changed several times between Mitch Seavey, Aliy Zirkle, Jeff King, and Aaron Burmeister.  We really didn't know until the very end who would be the ultimate winner.  

A couple of dogs got loose on the trail, forcing their mushers, Newton Marshall and Gerry Willomitzer, to scratch.  Newton's dog May headed back to the Valley, remarkably finding her way almost home over about 200 miles of trail.  Both dogs were eventually captured and were fine.   Unfortunately, that couldn't be said for Paige Drobny's dog Dorado who was dropped in Unalakleet and suffocated in a blizzard through negligence on the part of volunteers.  The Iditarod Trail Committee is taking steps to assure that this doesn't happen again.  This was the first dog death in four years.   

All in all, it was an exciting race, marred only by the death of Dorado and my loss of about 450 photos.  I'm sure it was operator error on my part, given that we didn't get any sleep at all for the first couple of days, but, of course, they were some of my favorite shots and I'm not happy at all about it.  Recovery didn't work, so I am left sad but resigned.  There's always next year.  :)

Iditarod XLI - The End

northernvisions

This year's race was remarkable for a couple of things. First, the we ...

Updated: Nov 28, 2014 12:36pm PST

Odds and Ends : Photos that don't fit, or I haven't made fit yet, or that are just odd.

Odds and Ends

John Krumm

Photos that don't fit, or I haven't made fit yet, or that are just odd ...

Updated: Nov 15, 2014 9:25am PST

Homer, Alaska June 2008 :

Homer, Alaska June 2008

northernvisions

Updated: Nov 13, 2014 8:51pm PST

recent misc family photos : The mega-pile, still growing.

recent misc family photos

John Krumm

The mega-pile, still growing.

Updated: Nov 03, 2014 3:13pm PST

Alaska Landscapes :

Alaska Landscapes

Russell Thornton (russtphotography)

Updated: Oct 22, 2014 8:16am PST

Northern Lights : Images of the northern lights at various locations in Alaska.

Check out the link below to see when the northern lights will be active in your area.

<a href="http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/"target="_blank"><b>The Geophysical Institute Aurora Forecast.</b></a>  Check out the long term and short term northern lights forecast for your area.
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Northern Lights

Lucas Payne

Images of the northern lights at various locations in Alaska. Check ...

Updated: Sep 29, 2014 4:13pm PST

Alaska : Photo's from a 2007 and 2008 Cruise of the Inside passage.

Alaska

AlanSmithPhotography

Photo's from a 2007 and 2008 Cruise of the Inside passage.

Updated: Aug 31, 2014 6:19pm PST

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Adventure, Recreation & Travel

Lucas Payne

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Updated: Aug 05, 2014 8:00pm PST

Alaska : Years of Traveling to Alaska

Alaska

G Frank

Years of Traveling to Alaska

Updated: Aug 05, 2014 5:23pm PST

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