Aurora Denali Style by pixelchix

Aurora Denali Style

The Northern Lights as seen from camp Teklanika, Denali National Park, Alaska.

Out of the nine photographers on our adventure, Jenn and I were the only ones left to see the reds appear as dawn approached. It was somewhere around 4:30 am, and in the low 20's. My feet were frozen, but I just couldn't stop watching and photographing. To any nature lovers out there, go to Alaska! Seriously the trip of a lifetime for me.

Note: the the tones of the aurora are not as bright as this to the naked eye...the camera sensor picks up so much more than the eye can see. That said, I've only adjusted the contrast and exposure to this, nothing else.

Thanks again for the warm welcome back. All your comments are deeply appreciated!

Happy humpday ya'all!
Wow, excellent! And such a rare sight for most of us! Fave!
October 10th, 2012  
Wow
October 10th, 2012  
Lucky you!!!! Fav'd
October 10th, 2012  
Stunning, would love to see this in the real, fav~
October 10th, 2012  
Beautiful!! I used to see northern lights when i was young at the cottage but now there is too much light pollution! Alaska has always been on my list - one day! Total fav - you never forget them when you see them. :)
October 10th, 2012  
Superb colours. What an amazing sight for you to have seen xx
October 10th, 2012  
Spectacular! Even better than the first one you posted. I'll have to add this trip to my bucket list.
October 10th, 2012  
Instant Fav! What an awesome adventure and I'm glad you stuck it out for the reds to appear! This is on my bucket list!!!!!
October 10th, 2012  
Wow this is magical! Whats the climate like in Autumn in Alaska?
October 11th, 2012  
WOW! Stunning, what a sight!
October 11th, 2012  
WOW!.....Heather it is my dream to see the northern lights, & now seeing your photo.....I want to see them more than ever! Just phenomenal, FAV : )
October 11th, 2012  
Beautiful photo Heather. Alaska and the northern lights are definitely on my wish list.
October 11th, 2012  
next time you go, can you take me in your pocket?!
October 11th, 2012  
Amazing, stunning sky!
October 11th, 2012  
Fantastic. Instant fav. Wish I could see this lights with my one eyes.
October 13th, 2012  
Wow, what a gorgeous sight! I badly want to experience this...
October 14th, 2012  
Simply amazing. I had a cruise to Alaska on the back burner for last month, but money got way tight and something had to give.
It's still on the bucket list.
October 15th, 2012  
It's so very beautiful.
October 26th, 2012  
So awesome!
November 2nd, 2012  
Truly amazing! Wonderful capture. FAV
December 31st, 2014  
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