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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.

Patriot Bear
"Patriot Bear"

American flag flying at half-mast
catches the attention of a Grizzly on
Patriot Day, 9-11.
Wonder Lake Ranger Station, Denali.

~ This was a once-in-several-lifetimes experience ~

Happy 2014, Everyone

It's too bright to see the Aurora right now in our Anchorage neck-of-the-woods so it's time to focus on other wild things. Our 2015 calendar is hot off the press and we have a new daytime release, "Patriot Bear." The more we look at it the more we think that it's a lucky moment that would be pretty hard to repeat, ever.

Cheers to living for the now,
Todd & Shay

New Releases

Alyeska Aglow
"Alyeska Aglow"

Hotel Alyeska ski resort is aglow
with lodge lights, moonlight and a touch of auroras.
November 16, 2013 at 3am.

~ Girdwood and the surrounding Chugach Mtns
are a recreational haven for many ~

 

Spring Rays
"Spring Rays"

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 ~

 

The Legend
The Legend

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~

 

Galaxias
Galaxias

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 ~

 

Epic Flight
Epic Flight

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 ~

 

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Floating in AK
"Floating in AK"

Sky Blue Pink
Sky Blue Pink

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.

Solar Cycle

New! Metal Prints

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.

Todd