Of all the athletes who embark on the legendary Iditarod sled dog race each year in Alaska—a brutal 1000+ miles across a dangerous frozen tundra—we’re always rooting for the hairiest: the dogs.
So is Albert Lewis, a professional photographer living in Alaska, who turned a two year photography project into Born to Run | Athletes of the Iditarod, a coffee table tome profiling the race’s canine heroes. Each shot was taken on location at the dogs’ kennels and homes, a far-reaching task that required Lewis to drive more than 94 hours for a total of 4,800 miles (the dogs’ kennels are typically far off the grid and set back from public roads). But the result is stunning, a volume of photographs that capture the beauty and personality of the Iditarod sled dogs. If we had tails, they’d most definitely be wagging. Take a look:
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