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


Happy Holidays, everyone! ’Tis the season when Shay & I earn our keep. From Black Friday thru New Year's Eve (Nov 25 - Dec 31) we will have our annual Dimond Center Holiday Photo Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska. Check out our New Releases section below to see what’s new. It's been a stellar year for aurora displays and should only get better as we continue upward on the Solar Cycle. You're invited to check out my Aurora Hunter Facebook Page to catch our latest posts, promos & photo experiences.

Holiday Cheers!

Todd Salat

Rising from the Deep

Early morning auroras reflect on an Alaskan lake at 5:20 am on September 18, 2022 as moonlight illuminates the shoreline fall colors. To help with aurora prediction, we have created a Northern Lights Tonight page along with some Forecast Tools. Prints of this photo titled "Rising from the Deep” 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
  • Memorial Lights
  • 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
  • Supernova
  • The Legend
  • Valley of Light
  • Whirled View
  • White Satin

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New Releases



Massive auroras explode over the
Brooks Range of Northern Alaska
on October 15, 2022 at 1:45 am.

~ This was thee most intense and best
20-minute aurora display of my life! ~

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Memorial Lights

Memorial Lights

Auroras light up the
Alaska Veterans Memorial in
Denali State Park near midnight
on January 30, 2022.

~ To ALL of America’s fallen & living
Heroes & Heroines, we salute you! ~

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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 ~

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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 ~

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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! ~

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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.... ~

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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?! ~

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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! ~

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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 ~

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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


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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