I became a photographer because the beauty all around us influences my art. My subsequent fascination with aurora spurred the founding of several online communities to connect with, learn from and share with others who are as enamored with the lights as I am. Together we're learning to interpret data from solar activity which triggers displays in Earth's upper atmosphere, boosting our rate of successful viewing experiences. We also share knowledge to perfect our aurora photography skills. Enjoy browsing through some of the images I have captured along my journey as an Alaskan, Artist, and Aurora Lover.