Alaska Photo Gallery Photos of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is the longest sled dog race in the world. 1,150 miles from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome over the historical Iditarod Trail. The first race to Nome was held in 1973. The trail begins at sea level in Anchorage and runs through the city streets for several hours. It then heads into the wilderness of forest, muskeg as well as frozen lakes and rivers as it climbs to it's highest point, 3,400 foot Rainy Pass. This year 18 women and 76 men are registered to compete in the last great race beginning March 6 and lasting up to 15 days on the trail.
Alaska Stock Images has the largest selection of Iditarod photos available anywhere. Jeff Schultz, the official photographer of the Iditarod, provides thousands of photos each year that includes everything from detail shots of the sleds to the beautiful landscape photos with a musher and his team gliding along the trail…and he has been doing so since 1983!
To learn more about the Iditarod, you can visit our Alaska Facts Iditarod history page. Addtionally, you can learn more by visiting the official Iditarod site: www.Iditarod.com.