AND THE WINNERS ARE…
INTRODUCTION BY MICHELLE THEALL
EACH YEAR, we invite readers to submit their best images in four different categories to be entered into our annual photo contest. We get thousands of submissions from all corners of the globe depicting adventures, daily life, wildlife, and landscapes from the Last Frontier. Our selection process takes into account several different aspects, including technical excellence, composition, lighting, authenticity, and the level of difficulty for obtaining the shot. Remote locations, unique activities, and fast-moving subjects pique our interest. And yet, the final decisions remain one of the more difficult things our editors must do each year. We hope you’ll agree that the photographers featured here have captured Alaska with stunning and arresting work. After much deliberation, we’re pleased to present to you this year’s winning images.
ALASKA LIFE: Photos representing Alaskans and/or their way of life, traditions, culture, or authentic “only in Alaska” moments
WILDLIFE: Photos of animals native to Alaska (not including images of animals in captivity)
SCENIC: Photos emphasizing the landscape and scenery of Alaska with or without the human element
ADVENTURE: Photos depict- ing an active pursuit in Alaska: ziplining, exploring ice caves, heli-skiing, hiking, biking, bird watching, flight seeing, rafting, running, sport fishing, etc.