Our favorite photos from the 2021 Iditarod

Here’s a collection of memorable images from a unique race.

The 2021 Iditarod Sled Dog Race looked different from beginning to end, due to COVID-19 precautions. The race was shorter, the route was different. Mushers, staff and volunteers were subject to many rules, designed to keep everyone as safe as possible. Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the race.

Marc Lester

Marc Lester

Marc Lester is a multimedia journalist for Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at mlester@adn.com.

Loren Holmes

Loren Holmes

Loren Holmes is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at loren@adn.com.

Zachariah Hughes

Zachariah Hughes

Zachariah Hughes covers the military, politics, drugs, dog mushing, subsistence issues and general assignments for the Anchorage Daily News. Prior to joining the paper he worked in Alaska’s public radio network, and got his start in journalism at KNOM in Nome.

Bill Roth

Photojournalist Bill Roth, a University of Alaska Anchorage graduate, has been working at the ADN over 37 years.