Magic was the good dog who lived in the shadow of litter mate Arlo, a phenomenal black Labrador who shone so bright that his brother sometimes got lost in the glow. But Magic had his magic moment. Craig Medred
For decades, Jim Aguiar has worked in Alaska's seafood business, and now owns the Eagle Shellfish oyster farm in Simpson Bay on Prince William Sound. He faces numerous difficulties related to the industry, but works hard to streamline his operations.
Says photographer Chris Burkard: "Part of why I love traveling to these remote destinations is it puts nature as the star of the images and the surfers as just small objects within the beauty that surrounds them."
The discovery of human remains near Seward has sparked speculation that the body of Michael LeMaitre, quite possibly the state's most famous missing person, has been found, but that appears unlikely.Craig Medred
Fish and Game attributes the strong return to the 132,000 silver smolts planted in May 2013. Silvers spend one year at sea before returning. By then, they’re far larger than the smolts, which weighed roughly 2 grams when they were released about 15 months ago. Mike Campbell
Coffee warmed on the smokehouse stove as Marie Rexford, 51, began pulling on her socks in a tent at a fish camp outside the North Slope village of Kaktovik. Something made her look over her shoulder. That's when she saw the paw. Kyle Hopkins
Two family members of a Frenchman missing in Alaska for more than two months have traveled thousands of miles in hopes of finding some, if any, clues about his disappearance. They think there’s a chance Francois Guenot is hiking in the area of Katmai National Park and Preserve.Jerzy Shedlock