Photos: Our favorites from 2022

The year in Alaska was marked by extreme weather, captivating politics and delightful moments of life.

[Into the ice: A crab boat’s quest for snow crab in a Bering Sea upended by climate change]

[The crowning achievement for Anchorage’s Emma Broyles might be challenging assumptions about what it means to be Miss America]

[Into the cold: Strangers find community while plunging into frigid Alaska waters]

[Miss Juneteenth Pageant empowers Anchorage’s young Black girls as they compete for chance at national crown]

[The spirit of the whale: Utqiaġvik celebrates Nalukataq with feast and dancing]

[The salmon mystery of Bristol Bay]

[Peltola sworn into office as Alaska’s new U.S. representative]

[3 teens planned to rob 16-year-old Anchorage boy before he was fatally shot, charges say]

[24 people believed to have been homeless died outdoors in Anchorage this year]

[‘This is totally unusual’: Highly pathogenic bird flu still spreading in Alaska, state veterinarian says]

[Anchorage’s Sullivan Arena shelter is full. As temperatures plunge, homeless seek refuge in a crowded warming area.]

Marc Lester

Marc Lester is a multimedia journalist for Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at

Loren Holmes

Loren Holmes is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News. Contact him at

Bill Roth

Bill Roth is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News.

Emily Mesner

Emily Mesner is a multimedia journalist for the Anchorage Daily News. She previously worked for the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve and the Western Arctic National Parklands in Kotzebue, at the Cordova Times and at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Michigan.

Anne Raup

Multimedia editor Anne Raup has been with ADN for 26 years, both as a staff shooter and an editor.

Bob Hallinen

Bob Hallinen has been a photojournalist in Alaska since the 1980s and has traveled extensively all over the state. He retired from the ADN in November 2018 after 33 years at the newspaper.