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See How Dog Sledding Helped This Photographer Get Her Spark Back

Photojournalist Katie Orlinsky travels the world to document the everyday lives of people in extreme situations. In this thoughtful short film by Erin Sanger, Orlinsky travels to the Alaskan wilderness to document female musher Kristin Knight Pace prepare for her first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Armed with determination and her lens, Orlinsky takes on the elements while exploring her own professional and personal limits.

See more of National Geographic photographer Katie Orlinsky's work in Climate Change Is Rerouting World-Famous Sled Dog Race, Capturing the Yukon Quest in -50°, Sourtoe Cocktail in Hand, and Photographing a Story That Changes Before Your Eyes.

Produced as part of the ActuallySheCan film series.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.