Welcome to AuroraHunter.com
We welcome your visit to learn more about the northern lights and to experience the aurora borealis through the camera lens of Alaska's Aurora Hunter, Todd Salat.
The 2016 Spring Aurora Hunting Season was exceptionally fun and rewarding to be in the right place at the right time to catch some very energetic light shows. As a result I have two new aurora shots, both taken in March this year, that I'll soon be releasing.
Although we are on the backside of the Solar Cycle the sun still has a lot of aurora-generating power to dish out! So for those planning their own aurora hunts it pays to stay in tune with the Space Weather.
Have a Grrreat Summer!
Auroras bloom above a
6-foot tall Sunflower in our
Anchorage backyard garden.
September 19, 2015 at 11:45 pm
~ Spruce tree points to the North Star ~
Cook Inlet's Turnagain Arm
SE of Anchorage, AK
January 6, 2015 at 11:55 pm
~ I had the sensation of looking through a
window into another whirled! ~
Wings of an aurora fan out straight
overhead & through the Big Dipper.
Harding Lake ~ Salcha ~ Interior AK.
April 18, 2015 at 12:30 am.
~ The Nightingale bird sings its song at night,
creative & spontaneous....like the aurora ~
Three shots taken for fun while the auroras slept for the summer. Contact Us for print availability.
• Porcupette Hugs ~ Affectionate mama & baby porcupine, Denali, July 2015.
• Double Bow ~ Double rainbow from Hatcher Pass.
• Denali Antlers ~ From the grass-covered rooftop of Denali's Eielson Visitor Center this past summer.
Each of these DVDs is a great way to experience the awe-inspiring auroras in motion through Todd's extensive time-lapse footage. Together, they provide an in-depth experience into real life aurora hunting and were many years in the making. Both visual journeys are enhanced with science and music that ranges from space-age acoustic sensations to aurora rock! 2-DVD Bundle
Solar Cycle Graph
Below is a graph illustrating when in the solar cycle I've taken some of my favorite shots. More sunspots leads to more solar flares which, in turn, means more aurora activity! And we are in the peak phase right now.
This is my 3rd year of having my aurora & scenic shots printed on aluminum and the results have been With Out Words–WOW! The inks are dye-infused onto a specially-coated aluminum sheet and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both water and scratch resistant. We have commonly heard people say, "It's like looking through a window"...."Are these backlit?"...."They look so 3D." And the archival quality is out of this world (think century plus). This is a technological breakthrough and the results are in HIGH DEF!
More information can be found on our Metal Print Page.