The MILEPOST is excited to announce the winners and finalists of our 2021 photo contest. We received outstanding entries! These adventures, scenic vistas, wildlife encounters, and moments of life on the road are what The MILEPOST strives to make possible. It was a joy viewing all the entries and a challenge selecting the winners below.
To everyone who entered, thank you for sharing your beautiful images of Alaska and western Canada.
The Milepost 2022 Photo Contest sponsored by Alaska Airlines is now accepting entries. Grand Prize Winner
Grand prize photo by Tara Sweeney, “Shot in Lake Clark NP. This second season male cub never wandered far from mom and was forever entertaining to photograph.” Life on the Road
1st place – Life on the Road – Photo by Jacob Cohen.
2nd place – Life on the Road – Photo by Kathy M Ax, “Taken on Broad Pass during an active aurora storm that lasted quite some time, I was able to visit several places and get a variety of scenic backgrounds. I was on my way home and stopped at one of the waysides along the highway and heard the train. I hopped over the snow bank and captured this shot.”
3rd place – Life on the Road – Photo by David Neel, “Rush hour traffic along the Glenn Highway during sunset in winter.”
Honorable Mention – Life on the Road – Photo by Joe Torregrossa, “An ore ship is being loaded during a snow storm in Skagway with the photographer’s motorcycle in the foreground.” Wildlife
1st place – Wildlife – Photo by Lee Ann Lentner, “Grizzly fishing the lip during the salmon run at Brooks Falls.”
2nd place – Wildlife – Photo by Shari Sommerfeld, “
3rd place – Wildlife – Photo by Michelle McLean, “Whale tails and volcanoes in Kachemak Bay!”
Honorable Mention – Wildlife – Photo by Tom Bessette, “Resurrection Bay, Kenai Peninsula, August 2021.” Adventure
1st place – Adventure – Photo by Debra J. Kelly, “Ice climber was scaling the frozen waterfalls along the Seward Highway.”
2nd place – Adventure – Photo by Jeffrey Sunderland, “The view after a rewarding hike on the Harding Icefield Trail of Exit Glacier and the valley below.”
3rd place – Adventure – Photo by David Neel, “Glacier flightseeing tour out of Homer, Alaska, over Grewingk Glacier.”
Honorable Mention – Adventure – Photo by Logan Maddox, “Perfect sunrise for a perfect day in the bay.” Scenic
1st place – Scenic – Photo by Tara Sweeney, “Shot September 2020 at Reflection Pond. Due to COVID, only 1 lodge was open and I often found myself alone basking in the glory of Denali.”
2nd place – Scenic – Photo by Kyle Erbeck.
3rd place – Scenic – Photo by Gaurang Telang, “Matanuska Glacier. I am at a loss of words and adjectives when I describe Alaska to my friends and family. This picture is one such example of why. Glaciers surrounded by brilliant fall colors, rainbows over snow-clad, lichen-red mountains, moody skies, and people so tiny, that you probably didn’t notice them in the picture? Zoom in to see visitors on a guided tour to the Matanuska glacier. Alaska, you are blessed beyond words, and hope you stay so for years and years to come for I want my children and theirs to experience the bliss we did.”
Honorable Mention – Scenic – Photo by Jacob Cohen, “Taken at Mirror Lake.” Readers’ Choice
Readers’ Choice – Photo by Dana Foley, “A typical fall Alaskan scene.”