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Photos: Best of August 2018

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: August 28, 2018
  • Published August 7, 2018

Anchorage Daily News photographers and contributors capture slices of life around Anchorage and beyond.

A pod of beluga whales were spotted feeding on Coho salmon at the mouth of Ship Creek during an outgoing tide on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The Port of Alaska is visible in the distance. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Fisherman Matthew Norbert, right, received help from the Anchorage Fire Department after he got stuck up to his waist while fishing for Silver (Coho) salmon near the mouth of Ship Creek on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Carolyn Ramsey writes a postcard to Sen. Lisa Murkowski asking her to vote no on Pres. Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a rally at Peratrovich Park in downtown Anchorage on Women’s Equality Day, Sunday, August 26, 2018. Paige Coatney, right, also filled out a post card and they both said they sent letters via email encouraging Sen. Murkowski to vote no. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Mike and Debbie Kurz view a pingo with Hollolens which is part of the Murmur: Arctic Realities exhibit at the Anchorage Museum on Sunday, August 26, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Cassie Nolan, from Australia, and her cousin Kate Baylan, from Ireland, watch beluga whales in Turnagain Arm along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, AK on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A beluga whale surfaces in Turnagain Arm along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, AK on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Eagle River’s Emily Walsh leads South’s Ava Earl and Wasilla’s Allison VanPelt during the State Preview cross country running meet at Bartlett High on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Walsh won the race in 18 minutes, 43 seconds. Palmer’s Katey Houser was second in 18:55. (Matt Tunseth/Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
A Service High player grabs Emily Butcher’s jersey instead of her flags as East High defeats Service High 7-0 in flag football action at East High in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, August 25, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Abbi Guse, of the Bartlett cheer squad, does a flip in front of Lorena Egoak as West High hosts Bartlett High in football action in Anchorage, AK on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Bob Hallinen photo)
The bore tide travels on Turnagain Arm on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Tristin Winters, 10, dries off a purebred Yorkshire pig named Journey on Wednesday, August 22, that will be on display in the livestock pavilion during the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. The fair begins on Thursday and runs through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Bealey Armendariz, left, and Sherry Brandon, both of Wasilla, pick berries at Arctic Valley. Brandon said she likes to make jam with the harvest. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Liz Raines, KTVA reporter, interviews a much taller Mike Dunleavy on August 21. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Kengo Nagaoka, dressed as the Ballot Bot, visits the Alaska Democratic Party coordinated campaign office Tuesday night, Aug. 21. The Alaska Center is sending their ballot bot to ask voters why they are voting. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
The neon palm tree rests in a vacant lot owned by Cook Inlet Housing Authority at Spenard Road and 36th Ave. on Tuesday, August 21. The palm tree that formerly stood in front of the Paradise Inn has been purchased from the US Marshals Service after it was seized in a criminal drug case. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, right, grabs the microphone from the lapel of Gov. Bill Walker to jokingly say a few words in front of television cameras. Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott delivered petition signatures to the Alaska Division of Elections to appear on the general election ballot on August 20. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Polly Andrews dances to a Yup’ik / Cup’ik traveling song during the burial of Ray Mala, a cinematographer and Alaska’s first movie star and his wife Galina Liss in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery on  August 20. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Bartlett senior Herman Grey, center, participates in an activity where students stood back-to-back and tried to support each other as they sat down on the gym floor. About 80 junior and senior student mentors led activities for more than 400 incoming freshman at Bartlett High School on August 20. The program, called Link Crew, was designed to give newcomers the chance to make connections, get familiar and receive encouragement before classes begin. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Amy Bushatz carried a U.S. flag the entire Skinny Raven Half Marathon on Sunday, August 19 to honor a friend’s father who was killed in action during the Vietnam War. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Nicholas Snow and his son Nicholas Snow fish for Coho Salmon in the evening light at Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage, AK on Thursday, August 16. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Courtney Fremont, of Wasilla, is tattooed by Laura Craver of Anchorage. The Dena’ina Convention Center buzzed with the sound of tattoo guns Saturday. It was second day of the three-day Ink Masters Tattoo Show. Co-host Theresa Bae said the event consisted of 74 booths totaling about 140 artists. “It’s like one big tattoo shop,” Bae said. All but about 15 of the tattoo businesses represented traveled here from Outside to participate, giving customers access to artists they might not otherwise be able to reach, Bae said. Artists set their own prices and schedules, and on midday Saturday most were busy working with customers. Bae said the event was also a chance for aspiring tattoo artists to meet and collaborate with other professionals. The tattoo show continues Sunday, August 12 at the Denaina, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Anchorage tattoo business SDI Tattoos co-hosted the event. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Niko Latva-Kiskola, right, is tagged by his Dimond teammate Fred Rygh. Their four-person relay team won the steel bucket trophy for the boys race. West and Dimond cross country running teams ran relay races for the painted steel bucket trophy, an annual tradition between the schools, at Kincaid Park on August 14, 2018. (Marc Lester / ADN)
Tugboats help maneuver the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen as it docks at the Port of Alaska Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A crew member looks out from a door aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen as it is docked at the Port of Alaska on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Assistant Nicole Richmond, left, and kennel supervisor Sue Mayo help photographer David Jensen photograph Iva, a black cat currently housed at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Friday is Black Cat Appreciation Day, and the animal shelter is offering discounts on adoptions Saturday for the national Clear the Shelters event. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A pedestrian walks along North A Street past an Alaska Railroad passenger train near the Anchorage depot at sunset in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Teachers and community members write inspirational messages in chalk outside the front of College Gate elementary school on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. United Way organizes the annual Chalk the Walks event, writing inspirational messages outside Anchorage area schools. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Thairyk Blue and Jaleel Walker, of Cesar Chavez High School from Laveen, Arizona, celebrate as the official indicates a touchdown against Ja’sem Atonio and East High at East High in Anchorage, AK on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The touchdown did not count as it was called back on a penalty. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Anthony Fruean, of Barrow High, lies on the field as Mason Piper of Eagle River rolls over after making the interception in the end zone at Eagle River High on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Piper stopped the Barrow drive on the last play of the first half. Eagle River won 50-3. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Tourists stopped and experienced the strong winds at Beluga Point along the Turnagain Arm while taking a bus to Seward on Sunday, August 12, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)
A biker rides on the shoulder of the Seward Highway next to Potter Marsh as traffic passes by on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
People check out Turnagain Arm at Beluga Point along the Seward Highway as the sunlight sparkles off the water on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Bikers in the Texas 4000 make their way past Mirror Lake on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. This is the 15th year for the charity bike ride, and 69 riders are expected to complete the approximately 4,000 mile ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A pair of Trumpeter Swans float along Potter Marsh along the Seward Highway on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The swans stop at the marsh to feed on their migration south for the winter. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Colton Lindquist, of Wasilla, upends Dimond ball carrier Gio Young at Dimond High in Anchorage, AK on Saturday, Aug 11, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
As chef and former participant of the center Carvell Shade speaks, Rebecca Ling, CITC Sr. Director for Recovery Services, wipes a tear from her eye as she looks on with pride during the grand opening celebration of the new Ernie Turner residential treatment center on traditional Eklutna land on Eklutna Lake Road in Chugiak, AK on Thursday Aug 2, 2018. The Native Village of Eklutna, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Eklutna Inc. and Cook Inlet housing Authority partnered to build the 16-bed recovery facility. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Thai Lor grills pork belly at the Hmong Pena Market at the Pena Sports Fields at Centennial Park in east Anchorage, AK on Saturday Aug 4, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
A steady rain fell at the Municipality of Anchorage Election Center on the final day of the special election for the Anchorage Assembly in Anchorage, AK on Tuesday, August 7. The vote by mail election is to fill the vacancy created after Tim Steele resigned from the Assembly. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Wes Frye polishes the bumper of his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition during the 40th annual Jay Ofsthun Memorial Show and Shine on the west end of the Delany Park Strip on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. About 350 vehicles from street rods, sports cars, muscle cars, trucks, original cars, to tractors participated in the largest car show in Alaska. (Bill Roth / ADN)
The Waldron carillon bell tower on the Alaska Pacific University campus, photographed Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The bell tower was gifted to the university, then known as Alaska Methodist University, by Arthur Waldron in memory of his wife, Edith. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Spenard residents and dignitaries left their handprints in a curving ribbon of red concrete in along Spenard Road in Anchorage on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The artwork creation is a culmination of the Spenard Road upgrades. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
People sail on Mirror Lake Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A rain-covered spiderweb on an old boat in South Anchorage Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Jim Waugaman walks alongside the fairway at the Anchorage Golf Course on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 during the first day of the state amateur golf tournament. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
A woodpecker explores a post in an East Anchorage yard, August 2, 2018. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Jeran Diola, 13, and Bailey Bates, also 13, play in Eklutna Lake Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Bates and her family were visiting from Texas. (Loren Holmes / ADN)
Nome sophomore Reese Bahnke eyeballs the keel on a model kayak he is building in Anchorage on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018. Bahnke is taking part in a 5-week mathematics program in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program at UAA. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

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