Photographer Captures Firebird Looking Aurora At Alaska

Aug 10, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Photographer Captures Firebird Looking Aurora At Alaska

Aug 10, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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When we feature Hawaiian photographer CJ Kale it is usually when he is under (or) over a wave at sunny Hawaii. Even when shooting hot lava he is wearing a swimsuit and in the water. In a 180 degrees change of scenery, CJ traveled to Alaska to document the Aurora Peak which accrued in 2013. The next peak is going to be at around 2022, a good 8 years from now.

Going out of his comfort zone, CJ captured the most wonderful northern aurora photos including one that amazingly resembles a Phoenix rising from Ashes.

The change from sunny Hawaii did not go smoothly for CJ, and was quite a shock to his body. CJ tells Yahoo:

We drove straight up to Fairbanks all the way up the Dalton Highway or ‘Ice Road’ as made popular on the show ‘Ice road truckers’ to Dead Horse.
This is as far as you can drive without being a member of the Prudhoe Bay work force – we were just 10 miles from the top of the world.
Coming from Hawaii the trip was a total shock to my system – I’m so not used to the cold that I had to purchase the best of the best cold weather gear.
We would shoot through the night in various locations with the temperature dropping below below -30F.
I was suited up to summit Everest just to stand less than 100 meters from the car. At times stepping in water to return to the car with my shoes frozen in blocks of ice. I would just think of my hot lava ocean swims to keep me warm in the coldest of nights.

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[Aurora | CJ Kale via Yahoo]

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4 responses to “Photographer Captures Firebird Looking Aurora At Alaska”

  1. Lisa Avatar
    Lisa

    What is a Firebirf?

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      firebird’s sister ;)

  2. Andrew Sible Avatar
    Andrew Sible

    firebirf! sounds like a new type of fart. :D

  3. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    Awesome photos!

    I added photographing the aurora as a bucket list item. Like CJ, I would have to get cold weather gear; South Carolina has more extreme temperature swings than sea level Hawaii.