Grand Prize Winner: Brandon Cole, Anchorage, AK
A man takes a dip into Judd Lake on a hot summer day, surrounded by salmon, and under the watchful eye of his dog.
This contest is now closed. See the winning images in the November 2017 issue of Alaska magazine or CLICK HERE.
Alaska Magazine’s 2017 Annual Photo Contest ran from April 4, 2017 and ends August 18, 2017. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older or have parental/guardian permission.
Title: 20170806 1446 Edit
Description: I watched, mesmerized, as several large bears caught spawning salmon at Brooks Falls. As much as I admired the fishing skill of the bears I began to feel pangs of regret for the salmon: they traveled for so many miles against so many adversities only to be caught by these apex predators so close to their spawning grounds!