Welcome to AuroraHunter.com
We welcome your visit to learn more about the Northern Lights and to feel the experience behind the lens of one of Alaska's premier scenic & aurora photographers, Todd Salat. So sit back, relax and take in some Aurora Borealis photos.
It's summertime in southcentral Alaska which means the long daylight hours have put the auroras to bed...for the time being. It's our pleasure to pick up where they left off and share the wonder and excitement of the northern lights with photographs & experiences. We're still glowing from the St. Patrick's Day display on March 17, 2013 which resulted in my new release "Epic Flight." We also have a hot-off-the-press 2014 Wild Things Calendar.
We hope to see you at one of our Showtimes.
Cheers to a grrreat summer!
Todd & Shay
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 ~
October 13, 2012 at 12:15 am
Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage
Cessna 195 ~ a classic built in 1949
Illuminated w/headlamp during 6-second exposure
Waves of auroras reflect on calm water
~ No city lights were going to stop this show! ~
September 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm
Lake Louise area west of Glennallen
Milky Way galaxy & red auroras
Lily pads illuminated with a flashlight
~ 20-second exposure reveals more night light
than the human eye can see ~
Tangle Lakes west of Paxson
Denali Highway, Alaska Range
Spruce trees, stars and purple auroras
reflecting at the break of dawn
Mid-September near 5 am
~ To think I almost went to bed at 4 am ~
Mt. Susitna, aka the Sleeping Lady,
viewed from Captain Cook Monument in downtown Anchorage
August 22 at 9:30 pm
~ Legend has it she's a sleeping giant
waiting for her lover to return from battle ~
March 12, 2012 at 3:45 am
Turnagain Arm along Seward Hwy
Moonrise over the Kenai Mountains
Portage Junction in the distance
~ A week-long solar storm caused the
best auroras of the year! ~
March 7, 2012 at 5:20 am
From Matanuska Glacier, Glenn Hwy
Setting moon and see the Big Dipper?
Peak phase of the Solar Cycle
~ "Blast Off!" made the cover of Alaska Magazine (Nov '12 issue) ~
Todd Salat's photo titled "Blast Off!" was chosen for the Alaska Magazine cover of the November 2012 issue. The photo was taken on March 7, 2012 at 5:20 near the Matanuska Glacier.
In the same issue, Todd also wrote the cover story AURORA HUNTING TIPS for those interested in planning their own aurora hunt.
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! We are in the PEAK PHASE of the Solar Cycle now so
Keep One Eye on the Sky!
We are now expanding our photo line to include Giclée canvas prints. Our first, and most popular piece is Sky Blue Pink. We also just framed up a canvas of Floating in AK. You'd have to see to feel it because you can almost reach out and touch the float plane.