Blanket toss at Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence
Blanket toss at Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence

A traditional blanket toss sends a teen high into the air during the spring whaling festival in Point Hope, Alaska.

Point Hope whaling festival Alaska photojournalist
Point Hope whaling festival Alaska photojournalist

Community carving and distribution of whale fin during the spring whaling festival, Point Hope, Alaska.

Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence
Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence

Community carving and distribution of whale fin during the spring whaling festival, Point Hope, Alaska.

woman eating whale fin Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community rural village subsistence
woman eating whale fin Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community rural village subsistence

A woman eats freshly carved raw whale fin at the spring whaling festival in Point Hope, Alaska.

 Hunters in Savoonga, Alaska launch their aluminum skiff from the beach in search of minke whale.

Hunters in Savoonga, Alaska launch their aluminum skiff from the beach in search of minke whale.

 After butchering juvenile walrus, hunters load the meat into an ATV trailer to hang from drying racks outside their homes. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

After butchering juvenile walrus, hunters load the meat into an ATV trailer to hang from drying racks outside their homes. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

 Ben Pungyawiyi cleans a walrus tusk, preparing it for carving. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

Ben Pungyawiyi cleans a walrus tusk, preparing it for carving. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

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 Common Murr eggs collected from cliff sides on St. Lawrence island. Murr eggs provide subsistence food for families in the villages of Savoonga and Gambell on the island. Groups of friends and relatives work together in pairs - one rope handler managing the top of a rope, and one climber, scrambling around cliffs ranging from 50 to 200 feet high. Harnesses are typically not used.

Common Murr eggs collected from cliff sides on St. Lawrence island. Murr eggs provide subsistence food for families in the villages of Savoonga and Gambell on the island. Groups of friends and relatives work together in pairs - one rope handler managing the top of a rope, and one climber, scrambling around cliffs ranging from 50 to 200 feet high. Harnesses are typically not used.

 ATV tracks cross the tundra on sparsely populated St. Lawrence island, located midway between Alaskan and Russian mainland near (but south of) the Arctic Circle.

ATV tracks cross the tundra on sparsely populated St. Lawrence island, located midway between Alaskan and Russian mainland near (but south of) the Arctic Circle.

 Dip net fishermen ply their luck for sockeye salmon at the mouth of the Kenai River. For The New York Times.

Dip net fishermen ply their luck for sockeye salmon at the mouth of the Kenai River. For The New York Times.

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 The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, viewed from the air just East of Togiak, shows evidence of the winter's ('14/'15) limited snowfall. On Assignment for Newsweek.

The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, viewed from the air just East of Togiak, shows evidence of the winter's ('14/'15) limited snowfall. On Assignment for Newsweek.

 Kobe Pauk drives his  brother, Allen Pauk, through town on an ATV, the preferred method of summer transportation around Togiak, Alaska for young and old alike. Assignment for Newsweek.

Kobe Pauk drives his  brother, Allen Pauk, through town on an ATV, the preferred method of summer transportation around Togiak, Alaska for young and old alike. Assignment for Newsweek.

 Amy Wassilie prepares seal oil from chunks of seal fat with her daughter in Togiak, Alaska. For Newsweek.

Amy Wassilie prepares seal oil from chunks of seal fat with her daughter in Togiak, Alaska. For Newsweek.

 Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak (not pictured) pick up Jim's brother Travis Logusak (l) and Brekin Gosuk (r) from the Togiak Bay shore east of town after an unsuccessful duck hunt. For Newsweek.

Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak (not pictured) pick up Jim's brother Travis Logusak (l) and Brekin Gosuk (r) from the Togiak Bay shore east of town after an unsuccessful duck hunt. For Newsweek.

 Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak return to the Togiak boat launch after a mission to trade ivory and native crafts with a herring processing ship at anchor 8 miles away. Jim's brother Travis Logusak  and Brekin Gosuk also caught a ride on an unsuccessful hunt for birds. For Newsweek.

Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak return to the Togiak boat launch after a mission to trade ivory and native crafts with a herring processing ship at anchor 8 miles away. Jim's brother Travis Logusak  and Brekin Gosuk also caught a ride on an unsuccessful hunt for birds. For Newsweek.

 Remnants of life off of the road system in Togiak, Alaska. On assignment for Newsweek.

Remnants of life off of the road system in Togiak, Alaska. On assignment for Newsweek.

 Forensic veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek performs a necropsy on a beached beluga whale on the Kenai Peninsula

Forensic veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek performs a necropsy on a beached beluga whale on the Kenai Peninsula

Paramotors in Anchorage Alaska Potters Marsh
Paramotors in Anchorage Alaska Potters Marsh

Paramotorists land on the frozen Potter's Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska.

Crow Creek Pipes and Drums perform Anchorage neighborhood photojournalist
Crow Creek Pipes and Drums perform Anchorage neighborhood photojournalist

The Crow Creek Pipes and Drums group performs during a World Refugee Day celebration in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Mountain View is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States.

Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start
Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start

2015 Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska.

Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start
Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start

2015 Iditarod sled dog race ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska.

Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start
Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start

2015 Iditarod sled dog race ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska.

 Cowboy wrestles a steer in Palmer, Alaska

Cowboy wrestles a steer in Palmer, Alaska

 Laurie Speakman, a volunteer of the Alaska Moose Federation, collects a moose roadkill for distribution to a charity. For the New York Times.

Laurie Speakman, a volunteer of the Alaska Moose Federation, collects a moose roadkill for distribution to a charity. For the New York Times.

 Richard Thomas of an LDS Church group butchers a road-killed moose calf for distribution to needy families as part of the Alaska Moose Federation charity food distribution program. For the New York Times

Richard Thomas of an LDS Church group butchers a road-killed moose calf for distribution to needy families as part of the Alaska Moose Federation charity food distribution program. For the New York Times

 Wren Mikols, a seasonal worker fillets a halibut on the boardwalk on Homer Spit, Alaska. For the New York Times.

Wren Mikols, a seasonal worker fillets a halibut on the boardwalk on Homer Spit, Alaska. For the New York Times.

fly in fishing flight small plane salmon Alaska Skwentna
fly in fishing flight small plane salmon Alaska Skwentna

Small plane pilot Vern Roelfs returns from salmon fishing in Skwentna with family and friends.

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 Derek Akeya sits in a hunting blind hunting for walrus or seal outside of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

Derek Akeya sits in a hunting blind hunting for walrus or seal outside of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

Blanket toss at Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence
Point Hope whaling festival Alaska photojournalist
Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence
woman eating whale fin Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community rural village subsistence
 Hunters in Savoonga, Alaska launch their aluminum skiff from the beach in search of minke whale.
 After butchering juvenile walrus, hunters load the meat into an ATV trailer to hang from drying racks outside their homes. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
 Ben Pungyawiyi cleans a walrus tusk, preparing it for carving. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
IMG_6871_web.jpg
 Common Murr eggs collected from cliff sides on St. Lawrence island. Murr eggs provide subsistence food for families in the villages of Savoonga and Gambell on the island. Groups of friends and relatives work together in pairs - one rope handler managing the top of a rope, and one climber, scrambling around cliffs ranging from 50 to 200 feet high. Harnesses are typically not used.
 ATV tracks cross the tundra on sparsely populated St. Lawrence island, located midway between Alaskan and Russian mainland near (but south of) the Arctic Circle.
 Dip net fishermen ply their luck for sockeye salmon at the mouth of the Kenai River. For The New York Times.
IMG_7284_web.jpg
 The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, viewed from the air just East of Togiak, shows evidence of the winter's ('14/'15) limited snowfall. On Assignment for Newsweek.
 Kobe Pauk drives his  brother, Allen Pauk, through town on an ATV, the preferred method of summer transportation around Togiak, Alaska for young and old alike. Assignment for Newsweek.
 Amy Wassilie prepares seal oil from chunks of seal fat with her daughter in Togiak, Alaska. For Newsweek.
 Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak (not pictured) pick up Jim's brother Travis Logusak (l) and Brekin Gosuk (r) from the Togiak Bay shore east of town after an unsuccessful duck hunt. For Newsweek.
 Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak return to the Togiak boat launch after a mission to trade ivory and native crafts with a herring processing ship at anchor 8 miles away. Jim's brother Travis Logusak  and Brekin Gosuk also caught a ride on an unsuccessful hunt for birds. For Newsweek.
 Remnants of life off of the road system in Togiak, Alaska. On assignment for Newsweek.
 Forensic veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek performs a necropsy on a beached beluga whale on the Kenai Peninsula
Paramotors in Anchorage Alaska Potters Marsh
Crow Creek Pipes and Drums perform Anchorage neighborhood photojournalist
Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start
Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start
Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start
 Cowboy wrestles a steer in Palmer, Alaska
 Laurie Speakman, a volunteer of the Alaska Moose Federation, collects a moose roadkill for distribution to a charity. For the New York Times.
 Richard Thomas of an LDS Church group butchers a road-killed moose calf for distribution to needy families as part of the Alaska Moose Federation charity food distribution program. For the New York Times
 Wren Mikols, a seasonal worker fillets a halibut on the boardwalk on Homer Spit, Alaska. For the New York Times.
fly in fishing flight small plane salmon Alaska Skwentna
IMG_4610_web.jpg
 Derek Akeya sits in a hunting blind hunting for walrus or seal outside of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
Blanket toss at Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence

A traditional blanket toss sends a teen high into the air during the spring whaling festival in Point Hope, Alaska.

Point Hope whaling festival Alaska photojournalist

Community carving and distribution of whale fin during the spring whaling festival, Point Hope, Alaska.

Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community whale fin carving rural village subsistence

Community carving and distribution of whale fin during the spring whaling festival, Point Hope, Alaska.

woman eating whale fin Point Hope Alaska whaling festival community rural village subsistence

A woman eats freshly carved raw whale fin at the spring whaling festival in Point Hope, Alaska.

Hunters in Savoonga, Alaska launch their aluminum skiff from the beach in search of minke whale.

After butchering juvenile walrus, hunters load the meat into an ATV trailer to hang from drying racks outside their homes. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

Ben Pungyawiyi cleans a walrus tusk, preparing it for carving. Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

Common Murr eggs collected from cliff sides on St. Lawrence island. Murr eggs provide subsistence food for families in the villages of Savoonga and Gambell on the island. Groups of friends and relatives work together in pairs - one rope handler managing the top of a rope, and one climber, scrambling around cliffs ranging from 50 to 200 feet high. Harnesses are typically not used.

ATV tracks cross the tundra on sparsely populated St. Lawrence island, located midway between Alaskan and Russian mainland near (but south of) the Arctic Circle.

Dip net fishermen ply their luck for sockeye salmon at the mouth of the Kenai River. For The New York Times.

The Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, viewed from the air just East of Togiak, shows evidence of the winter's ('14/'15) limited snowfall. On Assignment for Newsweek.

Kobe Pauk drives his  brother, Allen Pauk, through town on an ATV, the preferred method of summer transportation around Togiak, Alaska for young and old alike. Assignment for Newsweek.

Amy Wassilie prepares seal oil from chunks of seal fat with her daughter in Togiak, Alaska. For Newsweek.

Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak (not pictured) pick up Jim's brother Travis Logusak (l) and Brekin Gosuk (r) from the Togiak Bay shore east of town after an unsuccessful duck hunt. For Newsweek.

Peter Lockuk Jr. and Jim Logusak return to the Togiak boat launch after a mission to trade ivory and native crafts with a herring processing ship at anchor 8 miles away. Jim's brother Travis Logusak  and Brekin Gosuk also caught a ride on an unsuccessful hunt for birds. For Newsweek.

Remnants of life off of the road system in Togiak, Alaska. On assignment for Newsweek.

Forensic veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek performs a necropsy on a beached beluga whale on the Kenai Peninsula

Paramotors in Anchorage Alaska Potters Marsh

Paramotorists land on the frozen Potter's Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska.

Crow Creek Pipes and Drums perform Anchorage neighborhood photojournalist

The Crow Creek Pipes and Drums group performs during a World Refugee Day celebration in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Mountain View is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States.

Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start

2015 Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska.

Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start

2015 Iditarod sled dog race ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska.

Iditarod dog sled race musher Alaska Anchorage dogs ceremonial start

2015 Iditarod sled dog race ceremonial start in Anchorage, Alaska.

Cowboy wrestles a steer in Palmer, Alaska

Laurie Speakman, a volunteer of the Alaska Moose Federation, collects a moose roadkill for distribution to a charity. For the New York Times.

Richard Thomas of an LDS Church group butchers a road-killed moose calf for distribution to needy families as part of the Alaska Moose Federation charity food distribution program. For the New York Times

Wren Mikols, a seasonal worker fillets a halibut on the boardwalk on Homer Spit, Alaska. For the New York Times.

fly in fishing flight small plane salmon Alaska Skwentna

Small plane pilot Vern Roelfs returns from salmon fishing in Skwentna with family and friends.

Derek Akeya sits in a hunting blind hunting for walrus or seal outside of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.

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