Photos of Northern Lights

See stunning photos of nothern lights in Alaska taken by photographer David Shaw.

Kirsten

Our friend and frequent writer for Birds & Blooms, David Shaw, lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, and has captured some of the most amazing photos of the northern lights (scientifically known as auroras) I’ve ever seen! He shared a few of his favorite photos with us.

Alaska Northern Lights

Looking up at the sky full of the amazing colors of nothern lights in Alaska.

Alaska Northern Lights Show

Northern lights in Alaska.

Northern Lights in Alaska

A gorgeous view of northern lights in Alaska.

For those that are unfamiliar, you CAN see northern lights from anywhere. However, it’s much easier to see from higher latitudes, like Canada, Alaska and Antarctica. Yes, they’re cool and yes, they’re colorful. But what causes this? The colorful dancing lights of the aurora are created because of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere.

See more photos and updates from David by liking his Facebook page, Wild Imagination Photography. Not only does he post amazing photos of his adventures, he also hosts wilderness and photography trips. For a schedule and to learn more about David Shaw, check out his website.

Have you ever seen the northern lights like this?

  1. frances baucom says

    breath taking, so beautiful, will put this on my bucket list, when I retire this I would like to see the northern lights up close and personally Thank you for sharing

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