This was a 2 hour and 16 minute exposure, taken looking towards the Mount Wrangell St Elias range in Alaska.
This was my very best experience of the Northern lights, they danced and pranced like you couldn’t even imagine before fading away to the nothing they had come from.

This picture was featured as NASAs picture of the day


nasa, aurora borealis, alaska, wrangell, long exposure, night photography, paul alsop


  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroover 3 years ago

    That’s SO cool. I’d love to see the auroras one day

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Well done! Beautiful against the Wrangell-St. Elias range and glowing snow. My opinion of NASA just improved ;)

  • johngs
    johngsover 3 years ago

    Wow! Jealous!

  • Barb White
    Barb Whiteover 3 years ago

    incredible image, Paul!

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasover 3 years ago

    Wow! Paul, this is fantastic! I’ve seen this briefly once from the suburbs of Montreal, and I’ll be watching for it this week. Who knows? I might get lucky with a photo shot!

  • Ludwig Wagner
    Ludwig Wagner3 months ago

    please consider entering this great image in the ALPHABET SOUP N is for Northern Lights Challenge

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait