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

Happy Peak Phase,

The peak of the Solar Cycle is upon us. This year's aurora displays have made the record books due to the explosive nature of the Sun, the generative power behind the northern & southern lights, and I am truly happy to know many people around the world witnessed the power of the “Lights!” Currently, it’s too bright to see them in much of Alaska ~ Land of the Midnight Sun ~ but for those who have darkness in your summer sky and are on the hunt for more aurora experiences we have the following weblinks to help assist: Northern Lights Forecast ~ Links & Webcams ~ Northern Lights Tonight.

New Releases ~ I have two-in-one for this summer in the name of “Skybow.” I’ve had fun preparing this panoramic image in both Skybow (color) and Skybow (black and white). We’ve added a pentych option to our newbie Denali Spectacle, an amazingly sharp, red aurora display over the Alaska Range. Star Globe is going galactic over Hatcher Pass, and for a whale of a good time, check out Catch Of The Day.

It’s Showtime! Shay & I will have our Gallerwheelia booth set up at the Anchorage Market in downtown every weekend this summer from May 25 until September 1st. If you are traveling around the great state of Alaska, please check out our awesome gallery outlets. You’re also cordially invited to follow us on Facebook/AuroraHunter

Keep One Eye on The Sky!

Todd Salat

KP: 2
Max: 2
Avg: 0

Bz = 1.2
142 sun spots

Fire Dancer

Auroras dance over my head in Anchorage, Alaska on September 2, 2023 at 12:37 am. I saw these despite the city lights on a bright moonlit night. If it’s clear & dark nothing can stop a big aurora show, especially when they’re right on top of you.

Aurora Hunter Nighttime Photos

  • AK Caboose
  • Anchorage Lights
  • Anchorage Supermoon
  • Denali Spectacle
  • Denali Stars
  • Dreamscape
  • Eagle Eye
  • Epic Flight
  • Eureka!
  • Fireball
  • Heaven and Earth
  • Icelandic Flow
  • Kennecott Treasures
  • Memorial Lights
  • Moon and Mars
  • Mysterious Moment
  • Pilot's Dream
  • Pioneer Mint
  • Polar Vortex
  • Seward Candelabra
  • Skybow (color)
  • Skybow (black and white)
  • Star Globe
  • Supernova
  • Treasure Trove
  • Valley of Light
  • Whirled View
  • White Satin

Aurora Hunter Daytime Photos

  • Alaska Gold
  • Catch of the Day
  • Denali Fireweed
  • Denali Wonder
  • Morning Glory
  • Patriot Bear
  • Sky Blue Pink
  • The Legend

Gallery View

New Releases

Skybow (color)

Skybow (color)

A rainbow-shaped aurora band
stretches above the Alaska Range near
2 am on April 8, 2024 as brilliant rays
dance over Denali Mountain.

~ A star-studded cast of characters
lit up this stage bigtime! ~

Catch Aurora »
Skybow (black and white)

Skybow (black and white)

A rainbow-shaped aurora band
stretches above the Alaska Range near
2 am on April 8, 2024 as brilliant rays
dance over Denali Mountain.

~ A star-studded cast of characters
lit up this stage bigtime! ~

Catch Aurora »
Denali Spectacle

Denali Spectacle

Alaska’s snow-capped Denali glows
under a sharp aurora display on
September 25, 2023 at 3:40 am.

~ The illuminated river channels & pinpoint
star field complete this awe-mazing spectacle ~

Catch Aurora »
Star Globe

Star Globe

Stars of the Milky Way Galaxy stretch
high above Willow Creek in
Hatcher Pass on November 13, 2023.

~ It’s awe that I feel when staring deep into the
nighttime sky and I find this awe inspiring! ~

Catch Aurora »
Treasure Trove

Treasure Trove

Seward, Alaska is surrounded
by a scenic trove of natural beauty
during this full-sky aurora display on
February 21, 2023 at 1:20 am.

~ Welcome to Resurrection Bay and the
world-class Kenai Fjords ~

Catch Aurora »
Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Humpback whales bubble-net feed
in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Chiswell Islands backdrop.
Seward, Alaska ~ July 25, 2023

~ Such a spectacle to see & hear the whales
burst to the surface with jaws agape. ~

Catch of the Day »


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

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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