It is Fur Rondy time here in Alaska in Late February. Fur Rondy is a tradition that is over 75 years strong. While this may not sound like a long time for some people it is considered a very long time by Anchorage standards. I took this pano on top of the Big Air Expo ramp for a bird's eye view of the festivities.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska's 710,231 residents (as per the 2010 United States Census) live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska is the least densely populated state of the U.S.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska