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I was lucky to witness this incredible display of the northern lights from the Granite Tors Trail, about 40 miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. It was a miserable two days pulling camera and camping gear by sled on snowshoes up the hill. Wind crust snow was on top of 3 feet of powder and unconsolidated hoarfrost. Every other step I would punch through to my waist and have to crawl out of it. But, I had two incredible nights of aurora viewing, so it was totally worth it. In the photo above, you can see a bit of the city lights from Fairbanks and North Pole on the distant left. Check out the story below!

CameraNikon NIKON D7100
LensTokina AT-X 116 PRO DX (AF 11-16mm f/2.8)
Focal Length11.0 mm (16.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperturef/2.8
Exposure Time3s (3)
ISO2500

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