Nearly 70 competitors from around the world set off from a frozen lake Sunday to challenge reigning Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey at the true start of Alaska’s famed and grueling sled-dog race.
I don’t travel much. Nor do I take many photos during vacation. I welcome a rest from lugging heavy photography equipment and second-guessing what pictures I shot during the day. But this trip was different. My sister and I were taking an Alaskan cruise with our aunt.
I enjoyed seeing a bit of Seattle. Who knew we would see goats on our way to get coffee.
The view from the ship was jaw-dropping beautiful. Mountains, clouds, water. I couldn’t put down my camera.
These are a few of the images from a visually inspiring trip. I’ve got to get out more.
In the early days of space flight, the pictures harvested by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) were blurry gray images that resembled a bad weather map. With the advent of new technology and better platforms to photograph from, such as the space shuttle and International Space Station, NASA is able to provide us with an amazing viewpoint of Earth.
In honor of Earth Day, view memorizing photos of the blue planet from space.
Mush! Mush! Mush! Mitch Seavey, 53, became the oldest champion of the 2013 Iditarod Great Sled Race on Tuesday. The win comes a year after his son became the youngest winner.
Heralded as the “Last Great Race,” mushers and their dogs take on a grueling 1,000-mile sled-dog race track from Anchorage to Nome in Alaska. The first race began on March 3, 1973 and finished 32 days later.
Browse photos taken by Bill Roth of the Anchorage Daily News and Nathaniel Wilder of Reuters.