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A Collection of the Most Magnificent Beards You'll Ever See

Photographer Dave Mead traveled to Anchorage, Alaska, to capture portraits of men who competed in the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. Yes, that's a thing. 

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. Copyright Dave Mead (davemead.com)

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

Magnificent Specimens by Dave Mead

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Please click images for larger version. Competitors from the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships. _Copyright Dave Mead ("davemead.com":http://www.davemead.com/)_

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