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The 72-year old Open North American Championship sled dog race was held in Fairbanks, Alaska in March 2017. Roxy Wright of Fairbanks won the race after a 20-year absence from the mushing event. Buddy Steeper of British Columbia was second and Lina Steeper, his wife, finished third. The Race Marshal indicated this year’s race was one of the best competitions in a long time wise.

I used my Nikon D600 with a 70-200mm f/4 lens on a monopod to capture these images. I over exposed my medium and long range captures to ensure the snow was bright and natural looking. If snow looks gray due to underexposure the snow and everything else in the image is underexposed. I will remove any photography upon request by contacting me at 907-240-1025 or at bartz@englishoephotography.com.
Andria Bond-18Bob Peebles-5Bob Peebles-16Buddy Streeper-8Buddy Streeper-17Dave Turner-10Dave Turner-21Don Cousins-11Don Cousins-20Evan Hahn-1Evan Hahn-12George Attla III-14Jeff Conn (4), James Wheeler (5)-15John  Erhart-24Ken Chezik-25Lina Streeper -3Lina Streeper-22Marvin Kokrine-4Northern American Dogs-2Northern American Dogs-6