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2010 Photo Contest: the OuttakesThis year's Backpacker Photo Contest was a tight race. Here, see outstandings photos that just missed the cut. See the January 2010 issue for the winners.
East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Canada.This night was one of the scariest in my life. Massive waves of water were smashing against the ice beneath me, making it feel like an ongoing earthquake. I didn't get much sleep that night. (Nick Sweeting)