Alaska Walkabouts

The adventures of an Alaska Wildlife and Nature Photographer.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Aurora Chasing 2016 Round 2

The second time the coronal hole came around was at Thanksgiving. This time Dave and I went north to the Talkeetna region. We spent the first night at the Chulitna River overlook. We saw some aurora that night but nothing special but the sunrise on the Alaska Range was awesome. We spent the day cruising around the small town of Talkeetna then waited for darkness on the banks of the rapidly-freezing Big Susitna River. The aurora was spectacular at times but the best of it did not strike until around 4 in the morning Thanksgiving Day. Unfortunately that was the last time I did any serious photography this winter. Here are some of the best shots from the trip:

Mts. Denali on the right and Hunter

Probably the best shot I got this year. The Alaska Range from Talkeetna. From the right are Mts. Denali, Hunter, and Foraker.

Mr. Storm with Mt. Denali behind.

The aurora over Main Street in Talkeetna

The Chulitna River and the Alaska Range

The Big Susitna River and the aurora highlighting Mts. Denali, Hunter, and Foraker