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.
Happy Holidays, Everyone
'Tis the season to debut our 2013 New Releases. We're very excited about our growing collection of Metal Prints and we'll be showcasing them at our 15th annual Dimond Center Holiday Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska. My wife, Shay, and I will also be doing a couple of weekend shows at the downtown Dena'ina Center. See SHOWTIMES for details.
It's been an active year for auroras and the main trick has been to find clear skies. We're still in the peak phase of the Solar Cycle so wherever you are, when it's dark and clear, stay tuned into the Aurora forecast and keep an eye on the sky!
Happy Aurora Hunting,
Todd & Shay
2013 New Releases
April 20, 2013 at 2:50 am
Springtime auroras above the
moonlit Alaska Range
Denali (Mt. McKinley) on the right
~ This was the last aurora hunt of the season
before the bright lights of summer hit ~
August 17, 2013 at 10 pm
Mt. Susitna~the Sleeping Lady
Sunset from Bootleggers Cove in
downtown Anchorage, Alaska
~ Legend has it that Susitna is a sleeping giant
waiting for her lover to return from battle~
January 9, 2010 at 1:23 am
View of the Milky Way Galaxy
twinkling through the auroras
from our Hatcher Pass cabin
~ Carved out 28 spruce trees for firewood to
open up this view of Denali ~
March 17, 2013 at 12:40 am
Hatcher Pass, southcentral Alaska
Wings of an aurora bird taking flight on
a trip to the stars (note Big Dipper!)
~ A lucky St. Patrick's Day, indeed ~
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 year we introduced a new medium....METAL! We are now printing my aurora & scenic shots on aluminum and the results are 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.