Aurora Hunter by Todd Salat - Your source for the northern lights

Howdy Folks!

It’s Showtime in Alaska! After a dreamy aurora season I have four new photographs that Shay & I will be showcasing at the Anchorage Market every weekend this summer.

About my newbies: 2022 kicked off with Dreamscape ~ a dazzling January aurora display over my Hatcher Pass cabin. In March, I caught Anchorage Delight ~ bright auroras doing a wiggle dance over the Alaskan city we call home. I then pursued a decade-long dream and spent the first half of April driving around the Ring Road in Iceland while living in a campervan and photographing the country’s world-class waterfalls. This resulted in my first international aurora photos, Guiding Light and Icelandic Flow.

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Have a wonderful season!

Todd Salat

Carry The Torch

Using a candle, I try luring in the wily Alaskan aurora at my Hatcher Pass cabin in deep winter January. During summertime, it's too bright to see the northern lights in our neck of the woods. For those in lower latitudes who still have dark nights and a chance to see the lights, we have created a Northern Lights Tonight page along with some Forecast Tools. Prints of this photo named "Carry the Torch” available here.


Aurora Hunter Photos

  • 13 Seconds
  • AK Caboose
  • Alaska Gold
  • Anchorage Delight
  • Anchorage Lights
  • Anchorage Supermoon
  • Denali Fireweed
  • Denali Stars
  • Denali Wonder
  • Dreamscape
  • Eagle Eye
  • Epic Flight
  • Eureka!
  • Fireball
  • Guiding Light
  • Heaven and Earth
  • Icelandic Flow
  • Kennecott Treasures
  • Moon and Mars
  • Morning Glory
  • Patriot Bear
  • Pilot's Dream
  • Pioneer Mint
  • Polar Vortex
  • Rainbow Trees
  • Rise Above
  • Sky Blue Pink
  • Spirit in the Sky
  • The Legend
  • Valley of Light
  • Whirled View
  • White Satin

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New Releases

Dreamscape

Dreamscape

Auroral light dazzles the senses above my
candlelit cabin in Hatcher Pass, Alaska
on January 29, 2022 at 3 am.

~ Cheers to finding space where
dreams are free to roam ~

Catch Aurora »
Anchorage Delight

Anchorage Delight

Bright auroras above Anchorage, AK reflect
in the Cook Inlet from Point Woronzof on
March 31, 2022 at 1:12 am

~ If this were a big scoop of ice cream,
I’d call the flavor Anchorage Delight ~

Catch Aurora »
Guiding Light

Guiding Light

Auroras split the moonlit clouds over
Godafoss Falls in northern Iceland
on April 14, 2022 at 11:47 pm

~ A near-full moon was competing for light space,
but these auroras would not be denied! ~

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Icelandic Flow

Icelandic Flow

Meandering auroras flow around the moon & clouds
before dipping into Iceland’s Godafoss Falls
on April 15, 2022 at 2 am

~ The roar of the falls coupled with the brilliant display of light
was a full audio/visual sensation! ~

Catch Aurora »
AK Caboose

AK Caboose

Alaska Railroad Caboose #1093 is lit
up by moonlight & aurora light at
Portage Depot along Turnagain Arm.
February 2, 2021 at 1:25 am

~ If this little working caboose could talk.... ~

Catch Aurora »
Rise Above

Rise Above

Breathtaking auroras rise above the
clouds and spread their wings in the
Alaska Range near Cantwell.
November 4, 2021 at 2:45 am.

~ What do you see? An Angel... Phoenix...
or perhaps Pegasus the winged horse?! ~

Catch Aurora »
Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye

An eagle-shaped aurora swooped
down on me in the Alaska Range
during a sensational aerial display.
November 4, 2021 at 2:50 am.

~ This shape is for real and when I saw it,
it made me want to soar! ~

Catch Aurora »
Rainbow Trees

Rainbow Trees

Trapper Creek, Alaska
Multi-colored auroras shine through
the trees along a snowmachine trail
March 19, 2021 at 10:50 pm

~ This is a wood-framed stained glass
window of light ~

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Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

Denali State Park ~ Alaska Range
Wild auroras swirl above a cabin and
the moon on the spring equinox
March 20, 2021 at 2 am

~ These intense auroras just pulled me
into their fold ~

Catch Aurora »

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3 Movie Bundle

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

trio

Solar Cycle

Here's 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. More on the Solar 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.

Metal Frame

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