Yakutia Airlines’ 2020 Alaska Photo Contest Winners Announced

InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US – Yakutia Airlines’ representative office in North America has announced the prize winners of its 2020 Photo Contest “Alaska Summer Vacation”. The winning photos were selected from 234 images submitted by photographers from Alaska and other states via Anchorage Daily News. The photo contest was aimed at promoting Alaska among Russian and other international tourists as a world-class destination. All entrees may be viewed here.

Regional Director Mark Dudley of InterPacific Aviation and Marketing, Inc./AirRussia.US: “I’d like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s photo contest for sharing their photos and lives with us. It was a challenging task to select just a few images to be awarded prizes from so many high-quality entries. All participants were deeply inspired by Alaska’s natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. The three AirRussia.US judges, including renowned landscape photographer John Arnsdorf, enjoyed the opportunity to review all the works. Every single entry made us want to spend more time exploring Alaska for ourselves. We look forward to sharing the photos with our subscribers.”

Two grand prize winners, photographers Sagar Gondalia, Anchorage and Ben Traylor, Anchorage will each receive one free round trip air ticket from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia on Yakutia Airlines.

Private airplane at seaplane airport of Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: Spread Your Wings by Ben Traylor has won the grand prize. 



Backpacking in Wrangell St-Elias National Park, after crossing the Sanford Glacier. Photo: Honeymoon in Paradise by Sagar Gondalia has won the grand prize.

Three runner-ups, photographers Christian Nafzger (Boise, Idaho), Sarah Conlin (Anchorage), and Sean Johnson (Anchorage) will each receive one discounted round trip air ticket from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia on Yakutia Airlines.

Photo: Cloudy summer day in the community of Halibut Cove, Alaska by Christian Nafzger has won a runner-up prize



Photo: Hiking in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve by Sarah Conlin has won a runner-up prize



Enjoying the sunset from the top of a cinder cone, tucked inside of the Aniakchak Crater. Aniakchak National Monument, Alaska. Photo: Volcanic Sunset by Sean Johnson has won a runner-up prize


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  1. I enjoyed exploring natural beauty of Alaska through these images! Absolutely stunning works. Congratulations to all participants special congratulations 🎉🎈🍾 to all the winners, especially two of my favorite people in this world!

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