Rainbow Trees

Colorful rays of the northern lights shine through an Alaskan forest near Trapper Creek, Alaska on March 19, 2021 on the eve of the spring equinox.

The “Rainbow Trees” Experience

Tall, colorful rays of the northern lights shine through an Alaskan forest near Trapper Creek, Alaska on March 19, 2021 at 10:53 pm on the eve of the spring equinox.

Just a handful of minutes earlier I had been driving north up the Parks Highway when I glanced to the right and was stunned to see a huge bank of auroras coming in hot from the east. I quickly pulled into a roadside parking lot then, moving as fast as humanly possible, I grabbed my camera & tripod and scooted down a snow machine trail. I came upon this wood-framed window of opportunity, took a deep breath, and composed the shot. It was quite a rush to see those rainbow aurora colors glowing through the trees.

Todd Salat

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Trapper Creek, Alaska
Nikon D850 with 14mm
5s, ƒ/2.0, ISO 2500



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