Swiss citizen Yannic Bartolozzi photographs a rocket launching into the aurora from Poker Flat Research Range on the night of February 21, 2017. Bartolozzi spent the last of his money to fly to Fairbanks for this launch, he intends to photograph it with a medium format camera and sell the images to fund more travels.

A University of Alaska firefighter runs away from a bonfire he just lit at Starvation Gulch 2017. Starvation Gulch is a yearly UAF tradition where student build huge structures just to burn them down.

Alaskan Kristy Berington races down the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, during the restart of the 2017 Iditarod. The restart was moved to Fairbanks after race officials determined that there wasn’t enough snow in the mountains.

UAF students Rachael Teter and Jasmine Jemewouk play chess outside while the temperature hovers near -20F.

A student pauses for a moment during Outdoor Adventures’ annual ice climbing competition at the Winter Carnival.

The Alaska Nanooks Women’s Basketball team poses for a team portrait in lat August 2017.

Junior Katherine Stark races to the end of the pool during the 100-yard freestyle. The Drury University swimmer who won the event, Wen Xu, is the second fastest 50-yard freestyler in the nation. Stark placed second.

Performers dance on the stage of the UAF Davis Concert Hall as a part of the Festival of Native Arts on March 3, 2017.

A crowd waits outside of a merchant’s booth in Jerusalem, Israel, as he carefully measures out spice.

A University of Alaska student walks home from class on the second day of the semester. It was the first in a long chain of days around -40 degrees.

The Chugach Mountains reflect in Eklutna River during an early December afternoon.

Natilly Hovda sits on her phone during the intermission of ‘5 Women with the Same Dress’, a play that she stars in.

The Nanook Rifle team competed in their first home match of the year against Ohio State University on Oct. 14, 2017.

Americans lay in the grass and watch 4th of July Fireworks in Houston, Texas.

A propellor plane flies over the Alaska Range during an unusually warm fall in interior Alaska.

A Nanook Rifle athlete poses for a portrait during team photos.

A recent grad stops for a photo following UAF commencement 2017.

The northern lights dance over the University of Alaska during midwinter.

Nanook swimmer Katherine Stark pulls herself out of the Patty pool during an after practice photo shoot on Saturday, April 1st. Stark is a Journalism student with a minor in Psychology.

Chartwells employee Carlos P. cuts beef prior to the Chancellor’s holiday gathering in the Wood Center.

Junior Seiji Takagi sprints up a hill near the middle of the Nanooks’ 8.5km race on Saturday. The Nanooks’ won the two-day Nordic cup over UAA and APU by a margin of 4 minutes and 8 seconds.

A UAF journalism student covers her face with a buff while skiing at -20F at Skiland, the farthest north ski resort in North America.

The Nanooks compete in game 2 of the Governor’s Cup against the University of Alaska Anchorage at the Carlson Center on December 10, 2016.

A high school student puts on a virtual reality headset at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. As a part of their student outreach program, several dozen high school and college age students toured the facility on this day.

Two UAF skiers compete in the first cross country race of the year, an event that was open to all athletes and members of the UAF community.