So a few weeks back, when we went to the 10th annual Denver Dragon Boat festival, I made a point of lingering along the path the dragon would take during the opening festivities. Very colorful, not something you see every day — I thought it’d present some interesting photographic opportunities.
So after firing away, taking pictures of the dragon’s passage, I was more than a little surprised myself that I’d captured this shot. One of the dragon’s carriers definitely isn’t too enthused about the whole affair…
Taken at a sled dog camp in Dyea (near Skagway), Alaska. When we passed through, Sarsha was about a year old, and was on a leash as the official tourist “greeter” for the camp.
Considering theyâ€™re basically mutts, itâ€™s impressive just how intelligent and dignified sled dogs (a.k.a., â€œAlaskan Huskiesâ€) are. I also discovered that try as I might, I could never get any of the sled dogs we met to make eye contact. Just as well, I suppose â€” it makes for good portrait poses! Originally posted to the old blog on June 17, 2008; on Flickr over here.