Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes (Dog-mushing in Finnmark)
For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge we’re heading to Karasjok, Norway in the Arctic Circle.
Way up at 69 degrees north, at Sven Engholm’s husky farm, (he, the 11 time winner of Europe’s longest dog sled race, the 1000 kilometre long, Finnmarkslopet), there’s a lot of snow and 50 beautiful huskies anxious to hit the trail running.
As soon as they’re harnessed to a sled, they start barking, wild with excitement. The sound is both deafening and infectious.
When the dogs start sprinting however, this chaos gives way to absolute silence, and the exhilarating feeling of the arctic wind across your face, as you dodge tree branches and flying snow (and try desperately not to fall off the sled!)