Open, but Guarded
A dog stands guard outside a home in Nome, Alaska.
Towards the Safety Checkpoint
Musher Martin Buser waves to the camera as his team surges towards the Safety checkpoint, the final checkpoint in the Iditarod race.
Frozen river outside of Nome, Alaska.
Cessna 185 with skis awaits travelers outside the White Mountain checkpoint along the Iditarod Trail.
Gold Diver's Cabin
A cross stands near a makeshift home for divers in search of gold beneath the frozen Bering Sea.
Crossing Bering Sea Ice
Musher Elliot Anderson crosses Bering Sea ice as he heads toward the White Mountain checkpoint.
Chasing Long Shadow
The Glare Ice
Koyuk readies for the start of the Iditarod race.
Elliot Anderson before the Iditarod
Entering White Mountain
A musher makes it to the White Mountain checkpoint during the Iditarod.
"No Place Like Nome"
Standard transportation in Nome, Alaska involves tracks.
Resting in Red
Two dogs on musher Kristin Bacon's team catch up on rest at the Unalakleet checkpoint, a village with a population of 882 known as the gateway to the Bering Sea section of the trail.
Musher Billy Snodgrass' dog Tex rests outside his trailer.
Musher Billy Snodgrass applies sunscreen before the start of the Iditarod.
Koyuk, Big Paw
Musher Elliot Anderson's dog Koyuk (named after a checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail) at his kennel in Houston, Alaska.
The Finish Line
The festivities come to an end in Nome, 1,049 miles later.
Musher Elliot Anderson Crosses the Finish Line
Following mushers Billy Snodgrass and Elliot Anderson and their sled dog teams across 1,049 miles of forbidding tundra and frozen sea ice.
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