Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Iditarod is Here!

Welp, it's that time of year again... The Iditarod! Dog mushing across the 1049 miles in the vast beauty of Alaska. Here at Alaska Stock, we have the best collection of Iditarod photos ever! The owner, Jeff Schultz has been the official photographer for over 25 years! I was fortunate enough to photograph the start, and I've never seen anything like it before! Dogs were everywhere, yelping and howling and jumping in excitement. Spectators taking photographs and requesting autographs of the mushers. It's not uncommon for offices to have bets on who they think the winner will be. The winner gets a free lunch at Alaska Stock! My bet this year is Martin Buser who has raced in the Iditarod over 20 times, winning four, last in 2002. His son Rohn won the Jr. Iditarod this year, and I think that will inspire Martin to achieve another win. Like Father like son! Here's a couple pics I took, one of Martin Buser at the ceremonial start in Anchorage, and the other of a little surprised spectator! How cute!


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