Northern lights over Wrangell Mountains Alaska

November 21st, 2017 by Carl D
The Northern lights brighten the night sky over Wrangell Mountains. Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.
The Northern lights brighten the night sky over Wrangell Mountains. Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Click the image to see a larger version of the photo.

Hey Folks,

Here’s a nice surprise. I just finished a week of bald eagle photography, and picked up a new lens from B&H photo and a night sky of aurora borealis. So what better way to finish a 600 mile drive back to interior Alaska than to enjoy my new Zeiss 25mm f1.4 lens shooting the northern lights over the Wrangell Mountains in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve?

The mountain peaks are, from left to right on your screen, Mt. Sanford, Mt. Drum, Mt Snyder, Mt Zanetti, Mt. Wrangell and Mt Blackburn. Blackburn, far in the distance on the right hand side of the range, is actually the tallest of these mountains. Mt Sanford is the 2nd highest. You can also see the fog rising off Copper River in the foreground.

The aurora was pretty crazy tonight. At times I was shooting at 1/5th of a second, ISO 1000 @f1.4. That’s pretty intense aurora. Speaking of aurora, wanna join me on the Spring Aurora Borealis Photo Tours this coming year? Love to have you come along.

Oh, and the Zeiss lens is pretty sweet. More testing to come.

Now it’s bedtime for me.

Cheers
Carl

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