Check out the photos that won our 2015 Photo Contest.
Grand prize: Frank Lynn Pierce of Juneau, Alaska
Just outside the entrance to Denali National Park, Frank Lynn Pierce captured this lynx drinking from a stream just 10 feet away from him. The two then walked up the mountain together for over half an hour until the lynx disappeared back into the woods.
First place: Brenna McConnell-Booher of Fairbanks, Alaska
A dog team makes its way through a sunlit spruce forest in Fairbanks.
Second place: Steven Miley of Fort Greely, Alaska
A self-portrait inside an ice cave on Canwell Glacier.
Third place: Larry Wajsman of Roswell, Georgia
A humpback whale puts on a show with Herbert Glacier in the background.
First place: Richard Kelly of Morgan, Texas
The Alaska Railroad travels from Anchorage to Fairbanks on a winter day.
Second place: Thomas Tessier of Newhalen, Alaska
Smokehouse in Newhalen during the sockeye salmon run.
Third place: Pamela Lipari of North Pole, Alaska
A boat can be seen from the fireweed-filled shore of the Old Valdez site.
First place: Emily Tracy of Soldotna, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier ice cave near Juneau.
Second place: Matt Skinner of Anchorage, Alaska
Aurora borealis ‘waterfall” corona over Hatcher Pass.
Third place: Michael Wilson of Prescott, Arizona
A spawning salmon along the Russian River on the Kenai Peninsula.
Readers’s Choice: Richard Kelly of Morgan, Texas
Winter alpenglow on Denali.
First place: Kevin McCarthy of East Falmouth, Massachusetts
Two female polar bears brawl on the beach outside of the village of Kaktovik.
Second place: Diane Briggs of Gardnerville, Nevada
Sow and twin brown bear cubs with milk mustaches on the Kenai Peninsula.
Third place: Bill Dam, Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska
An Arctic tern pauses to scratch an itch at Potter Marsh.
Reader’s Choice: Larry Wajsman of Roswell, Georgia
An eagle swoops down to catch a quick lunch in Ketchikan.