Here’s another image from a recent sojourn to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to see and photograph the northern lights, or Aurora borealis. It was a treat to have a moonlit night to shoot by, providing plenty of ambient light to capture the fall colors as well as the northern lights.
This trip was a wild ride. A mad run from Anchorage to the Glennallen area to shoot the Wrangell Mountains at sunset, a short break to eat, then shooting the northern lights, before setting around after midnight to drive around to the east side of the mountains, hoping to shoot more northern lights (clouds were rolling in rapidly from the south west) and hopefully catch sunrise. On the drive east, the northern lights would suddenly pop out, and I’d have to decide whether to stop and shoot where I was, or try to find a ‘better’ location somewhere nearby to shoot from, and hope I didn’t miss the lights. Most times I missed them.
This is supposed to be a great winter coming for the northern lights, and I’m excited about the potential photo opportunities. I hope to run a small tour in the spring, with details to come soon. If you’re interested in maybe coming up to shoot/see the aurora borealis, please let me know. It’s an amazing treat.