Meet an Alaska-based aurora hunter who chases the Northern Lights for a living

Todd Salat is a former geologist who made his way to Alaska for a job with an oil company. But he quickly became enamored with the Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, Salat was moonlighting as an aurora photographer before finally becoming a full-time aurora hunter.

These days Salat has a 9 to 5 job, as in 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Photographing the Northern Lights as his job is more satisfying than he could have ever imagined.

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Salat definitely gets to live his dream, and is continually mesmerized by what nature has to offer him each and every day.

Aurora hunter Todd Salat at work.

Aurora hunter Todd Salat at work.

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