Watch contestants strut their stuff in raucous Rondy Fur Bikini Contest

With encouragement from a roaring crowd, 10 contestants — men and women — shake their bodies in the Fur Rondy Fur Bikini Contest on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage.

"The Fur Bikini Contest has been held here at Chilkoot Charlie's for at least 20 years," says Koot's general manager Doran Powell. "It was founded here in Spenard. It's a Spenard tradition."

Rugile Kaladyte

Rugile Kaladyte is a visual journalist for Alaska Dispatch News.