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Welcome to

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 2K17 Folks,

I'm celebrating my 20th season as a full-time Aurora Hunter and I have YOU to thank for that. I sincerely appreciate the two decades of support!

Despite being on the backside of the Solar Cycle, aurora activity continues to be quite impressive. I have four New Releases (see below) along with a state-of-the-art real-time aurora movie. We're honored that Alaska's Mind Blowing Aurora was a Jury Award Winner at the Anchorage International Film Festival which made Shay & I feel like rock stars.

Shay and Todd

Happy Aurora Hunting!


New Releases

Fish Wheelin'
"Fish Wheelin'"

I spent all night trying to catch
auroras in a Fish Wheel.
Tanana River near Nenana, AK
March 31 near 4 am

~ It was the Catch of the Night,
and it fed me well~


Placid Beauty
"Placid Beauty"

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Reflects in the calm Placer River
Tip of Turnagain Arm
September 28, 2016 at 2 am

~ This is only a 1-1/2 second camera exposure
which means these lights were bright! ~


Talkeetna Vista
"Talkeetna Vista"

March 6, 2016 at 4 am
Red auroras from the bluff at the
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Denali on the right

~ This is definition vista:
a pleasing view from a high place ~


I Breathe Aurora
"I Breathe Aurora"

March 22, 2016 at 1 am
An aurora-breathing dragon!
After a hot soak in Chena Hot Springs
Interior Alaska

~ Everyone was breathing auroras
on this incredible night ~

Daytime Fun
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.


Floating in AK
"Pilot's Dream"

Sky Blue Pink
Sky Blue Pink

Whirled View
"Whirled View"

3-Movie Bundle: $35

Epic DVDAlaska Aurora HuntingAlaska's Mind Blowing Aurora

Each of these movies are 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! 3-Movie Bundle

Alaska's Mind Blowing Aurora Trailer
Epic Aurora & Natural Phenomena Trailer
Alaska Aurora Hunting movie trailer

Solar Cycle Graph

Below is a graph illustrating when in the solar cycle I've taken some of my favorite shots. The key thing to remember is that auroras occur throughout the cycle from Solar Max to Solar Min. They're just not quite as common during the lows in the cycle.

Solar Cycle

Precious Metals

We are absolutely smitten with Metal Prints. The results of having my aurora & scenic shots printed on aluminum have been WOW-With Out Words! 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.