2015 Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race


The Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race is one of my favorite events up here. This past week I got to get some amazing photos of some very happy dogs – and mushers :).  You can see all of the photos here:  AISDR 2015 Photos (btw – you are a musher and would like a free file for social media – please email me -Hannah@stonehousephoto.com)

I’d love if you’d pin and share this blog or the above link- thanks!  Also – full sized versions of all of these are available here:  My Favorites.

At the start of the race, Al & I headed down to the first corner to get some photos of the mushers and the dogs turning – little did we know what we would be doing shortly…

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The pink booties of the ones going by are so fun…

This was the 1st time Al has not run this race in a few years, so he was with me while I was shooting. Oddly, at the turn we were at, a gentleman got injured and had to be brought back on a snowmobile.  Thankfully we were there to get him help (running that distance back to get help in a snowsuit is a little tiring, by the way. Ha!), and Al was able to drive his team back for him.  Being the combination of firefighter and musher was apparently a good combo for this adventure :).
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Love these dogs having so much fun!

apostle islands sled dog race_0003This is Blair Braverman – she is working on a book about mushing, AND she was the winner of the Sportsmen’s Class.  #teamblair 😉

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Flat tire husky below!  The dogs were enjoying rolling after the race.apostle islands sled dog race_0004 Caroline coming in at the end! apostle islands sled dog race_0005This father son team had a photo finish!  It was very cool to see them finish together 🙂apostle islands sled dog race_0006Jim’s Team coming in!  This is Bayfield’s all rescue team.  Love them!

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Day 2!  I really focused on getting photos of the dogs up close with my 70-200. Their happy personalities, extreme focus, and incredible drive really shine through.
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I hope you enjoyed all of my favorites from the race- please share if you know someone who’d enjoy them!  (and, again, to see larger images, please go here.)

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8 Comments on 2015 Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

  1. David
    February 9, 2015 at 10:13 am (7 years ago)

    Happy, stunning images (as usual). I particularly liked the “Love these dogs having so much fun” and the tan and white coat leaper with the, um … ‘expressive’ ears. I feel like I was there – except my nose and toes aren’t cold. Thanks for these and for offering the images to the teams for social media!

  2. Neal Seeger
    February 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm (7 years ago)

    Hello Hannah . I was bib # 43 in the six dog sportsman class , just wondered if you got any photos of my dog team ? Thank You for being there . I will share your page . Neal Seeger

  3. Hannah
    February 10, 2015 at 7:02 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks David!!
    Neal- I’m not sure – I will take a look 🙂

  4. Alison Durell
    February 11, 2015 at 10:13 am (7 years ago)

    What marvelous captures of all the fun and excitement, as well as the bitter cold weekend! There are so many amazing shots. You did yourself proud, but then you always are amazing with your camera. So enjoyed last year’s shots, so was very much looking forward to the race this year. I’m sure many who were there, especially the teams, will appreciate the opportunity to choose from these stellar photos for their own memories and displays.

  5. Dean
    February 11, 2015 at 10:48 am (7 years ago)

    Wonderful photos that capture the excitement and enjoyment of these great animals. I was surprised that many dogs did not have their feet covered. Also, I was surprised by the many non-Huskies!! Thanks for taking and sharing these memorable photos!!

  6. Cindy
    February 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm (7 years ago)

    Great Photos…Love the intensity of the dogs!!

  7. Holly
    February 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago)

    Really enjoyed these great photos. Love seeing how much the dogs enjoy what they are doing. Great shots. This would be something to see in person

  8. Louise Stewart
    February 16, 2015 at 6:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Great and fabulous pictures!! The dogs are showing such joy! I was at the start of the Yukon Quest a few years ago and the energy level and excitement of the dogs could light a few cities. Many thanks for sharing!!