Photo description: I entered Denali National Park & Preserve, professional photography permit in hand, and drove down the gravel road in the drizzling rain. The next day I awoke to clearing skies and couldn’t believe how quickly my luck had changed. By late afternoon Denali’s North Peak was fully unveiled so I grabbed by tripod, camera & bear spray and had an exhilarating hike to a vantage point that blew me away. On June 14, 2017 at 12:22 am–just minutes after official sunset–I preserved this “Land of the Midnight Sun” moment and took in the wonder of it all.
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.