Wrong Way Sled Dog by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

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A zealous, excited Iditarod sled dog seems to want to strike out in a different direction as its dog team leaves a race checkpoint.

I don’t know why it is that I find this yellow dog’s image so amusing but it makes me laugh every time I look at this canine athlete.

Every one of these hard-working dogs is a mutt, with anything from husky to malamute to springer to pointer contained in their DNA. It all adds up to creating the hardest working athlete on the planet, the sled dog.

Click onto the link for more information on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Finger Lake Checkpoint of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, Alaska, USA

Canon 10D, Tamron 28-75mm lens, shutter 1/200, f/13.0, ISO 200.

March 6, 2006.

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  • akaurora
    akauroraabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful capture Gina … they are such amazing athletes with such a strong determination to RUN!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • Thank you, Rick & Deb! I’m getting geared up to follow the Yukon Quest in a couple weeks. Our dog also plans on following the race.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture…look at those eyes :)

  • Thank you, Mark! That one dog does have quite a zany look in its eyes.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    makes me chuckle too, hon … there’s a wild-eyed craziness pouring out of this lil’ guy that just can’t be ignored!!!!! Tooooo fun!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Lois. This fella is nuts about running.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • cdudak
    cdudakabout 5 years ago

    Yes, it does seem to want to go in another direction then the rest of the dogs. Great capture here…..Kay

  • Thank you, Kay. Moments later this dog was back in sync but in this particular moment, it just seemed a bit like Wrong Way Corrigan.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    hehe i agree Gina he makes me smile too may be hes saying pick me pick me lol

  • Thanks, Bev!!!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    Has a bit of a manic look, that dog – grat capture

  • The look on this dog’s face reminds me of my dog when he decides to succumb to the zanies. You know you’re in for a tornado of action!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Peter Rowley
    Peter Rowleyabout 5 years ago

    Special for me…..I have a Husky (Nikita),and a Malamut, (Zero),and a Maltese-Shi Tzu. you cant get away from them….eh?

  • Peter, thank you. Wow! You have one heck of a sled dog team in the making. :-))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • HellooxKathia
    HellooxKathiaabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you, Kathia! I’m honored.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • vigor
    vigorabout 5 years ago

    Cool capture! Beautiful dogs ;>

  • Thank you, Vivian. I’m glad you enjoyed this wild and wacky dog.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 5 years ago

    great capture, he has a mind of his own!

  • Thank you, tori. Yes, it would seem that way but moments later this fella got its act together and pulled with the team.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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