Photo description: At the end of Turnagain Arm near Portage Junction, Alaska, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is mirrored by the glassy surface of the Placer River on September 28, 2016 at 2 am while high-speed auroras splash the sky with color. The camera exposure time was quite short, only 1-1/2 seconds, which means these lights were really bright!
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.