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2016 Pre-Race Vet Check

This morning was the pre-race veterinarian check of the dogs.  The check was held at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla.  The veterinarians check over the dogs to make sure that…

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Adios Unalakleet

We left Unalakleet this morning and are making our way towards the Burled Arch.  This morning was a beautiful morning with the Northern Lights putting on a purple show around…

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An Evening in Kaltag March 9, 2013

  Saturday March 9, 2013  evening in Kaltag—  I spent just a few hours in Shageluk shooting before moving on to Kaltag.  Wonderful people there as always.   It was a…

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And they’re off!!

  Today was the Ceremonial Start of the 2016 Iditarod Trail Race.  All the mushers and their dogs started in downtown Anchorage this morning to make their annual trek through…

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And they're off!

Today was the Ceremonial Start of the 2015 Iditarod.  Mushers new and old gathered downtown on 4th Avenue to start The Last Great Race in front of thousands of elated…

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Beauty of Elim, March 12, 2013

Paul Gebhart on the Bering Sea at sunrise after leaving the Elim checkpoint on Tuesday March 12, 2013.Iditarod Sled Dog Race 2013Photo by Jeff Schultz copyright 2013 DO NOT REPRODUCE…

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Eating Pie in Takotna

    We are in Takotna for the night.  Jeff just came back from an aerial shoot with Iditarod Air Force Pilot, Jerry Wortley.  The hospitality in Takotna is great.…

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February 13, 2013 Food Drop

Today was the first of two days of intense work by a small army of volunteers in what is called the “Food Drop”. A week or more earlier, musher’s put…

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February 27, 2014

It’s crunch time. Yesterday began with a 6:30am departure from the office to set up for the Musher’s Meeting at the Millenium Hotel. Finding mushers and getting them to sit…

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February 7, 2013 Straw Drop

Today was the beginning of the herculean effort done by thousands of volunteers each year prior to the dogs hitting the trail on Saturday March 2nd. 33 volunteers, some of…

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Food Drop 2015

We’re 17 days away from the Iditarod Anchorage ceremonial start day. More and more preparations are going on. Last night I photographed a pilot planning meeting. Today a group of…

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Friday February 15, 2013 People Food

Yet another day of volunteers and sponsors working tirelessly to make the 2013 Iditarod happen at Airland transport in Anchorage. Airland was taken over by 60+ volunteers, led by Pat…

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Friday March 8th early afternoon

It was a beautiful night last night here, clear, warm.  Good for us humans, a bit too warm for the dogs.  I enjoyed shooting the evening shots without gloves.  Had…

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Good night from Huslia

It was another beautiful day in Huslia, Alaska.  The sun was warming and the sky was blue.  The mushers endured another cold night to make their way into the checkpoint. …

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Goodnight Takotna…March 6, 2013

Pilot Greg Fischer, in orange vest, welcomes a sledload of dropped dogs at the airstrip in on Wednesday March 6, 2013.Iditarod Sled Dog Race 2013Photo by Jeff Schultz copyright 2013…

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Icons of the Iditarod :: Update

For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently working on a new Iditarod book.  It’s called “Icons of the Iditarod”  Iconic mushers, volunteers, dogs, places, events and even gear…

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Iditarod Dogs Get Their Vet Check

It’s pretty busy here at Jeff Schultz Photography! We are less than three days from the 2014 Ceremonial Iditarod start in Anchorage. I spent the morning photographing the ‘Vet Check’…

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Iditarod Recap

The 2015 Iditarod was an interesting race and photo shoot opportunity for me. The good trail conditions combined with the amount of teams entered (78) made for a shooting frenzy…

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