Northern lights over Juneau
Seattle Times reader Laveda Loose’s photo of the aurora borealis painting the Alaskan sky.
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Photographer: Laveda Loose, Juneau, Alaska
Photo taken: Jan. 4, outside Juneau
Photographer's description: “Nikon D810 was used for this image of the northern lights over the twin peaks above Mendenhall Glacier, with Mendenhall River in the foreground.”
Expert says: “The northern lights is one of those wonders that blows my mind and is definitely on my bucket list to photograph. In this frame, the photographer very nicely captures this wonder and the beauty of Alaska. The slow shutter (13 seconds) captures the movement within this photograph: from the slow river in the foreground to the glow of the dwelling nestled in the trees and then the snow blowing off the gorgeous peaks (and of course the northern lights). Lovely photo.”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times photo staff
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