Photo description: Denali, the tallest peak in North America, is backlit by dancing northern lights while the Milky Way Galaxy angles across the northern sky on February 8, 2018 at 2 am. This was one of those stellar nights when you feel extra happy to be alive and out under the stars. The crisp Alaskan air was crystal clear, perfect for nighttime photography, and in this 15-second exposure the depth-of-field revealed is truly out of this world!
Local photographer Todd Salat is known across Alaska for his photos of the aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, as well as breath-taking Alaska landscapes. His preferred medium, metal, allows for high definition and an almost 3-D effect. The inks are dye-infused onto a specially coated aluminum in a 400 degree heat press and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both waterproof and scratch resistant. Additionally, all metal prints come ready to hang.