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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race 2012

This post comes a little late – the photos were up a long while ago but I’ve just been sitting on the collection, they’re a gorgeous set of images that once again hail from the Big Picture (the picture editor has been doing a fantastic job) and are definitely worth a look.

The Iditarod Race is basically one of the toughest races in the world, a man/lady, a couple of dogs and miles and miles and miles of ice. It’s been featured in a couple of documentaries and has a really long heritage.

Enough of the talk – here are some of the pictures I particularly like!

One of Matt Gilbin’s dogs grabs a quick snow snack as they wait for a slower musher to move into the finish shoot at the BLM airstrip along Campbell Creek during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 3 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Richard J. Murphey/Anchorage Daily News via Associated Press)

A musher and his dogs seen in a long exposure compete on a track near the Mont-Cenis Path during the ninth stage of La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race on Jan.17. The race crosses the Alps in France covering over 1000 km (621 miles) over 11 days. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

A musher greets his dog during a break in a stage of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach on Jan. 26. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive to the village of Destne in the Orlicke mountains of the Czech Republic to take part in the race series. (Petr Josek/Reuters)

And the rest of the images can be found here! Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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