There are so many places and spaces in this big, beautiful world that many – or even most – of us will probably never see.
For me, one of the coolest things about the internet is that it allows people to share their experiences in the most real way possible.
Would being there in person be better? For sure. But in lieu of that option, a great photograph can still do its best to take your breath away.
Her photographs capture so much of the gorgeous, unique qualities of Alaskan wildlife and nature, and her video that highlights how wild summer nights are at that latitude is something special to behold.
In some of the state’s northernmost spots, the sun shines for most of May, June, and July without ceasing.
“At the equator, the sun rises straight up from the horizon and sets straight down to it.
In Alaska, the sun travels in a slanting 360 degree circle in the sky, so even if it’s below the horizon, it’s barely below it for a long period.
This means that even though the sun isn’t visible, we still receive very bright twilight. that can last for hours or until the sun rises again.”
Let’s take a look!
Sara’s video was recorded around 1 in the morning on a summer night, and you can see the sky glowing a bright orange and yellow.
It would definitely be a tough adjustment to make, but I imagine if you call this part of Alaska home, it’s just one of those quirks that makes you feel like you’re just where you belong.