Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Dancing For Joy

Man picks smiling woman up off her feet as they embrace in an open field.

A couple dances to celebrate a win in the annual logging show held in Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest. The southeast Alaskan competition is the “real thing”—not a tourist show—where loggers, former loggers, and “wannabe” loggers compete, climbing trees and sawing timber.

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