Overland Track Aurora – November 2015
These Overland Track aurora photos were taken back in November 2015, on the first night of my walk down the track with the Cradle Mountain Huts guided walk. The aurora appeared right on dusk, and indeed it was hard to distinguish the aurora from the twilight glow in my first test shots earlier in the night. As the darkness deepened however, the unmistakable shimmer and movement of the aurora became more and more obvious.
As usual with the aurora, the colours were not visible to the naked eye, but the colours captured in camera were really quite unique. The white beams, for example, I had not seen before. The purple on the top edge above the pink too, is not something I have captured too many times. Part of the excitement with the aurora really is this sense of never knowing just what the camera will reveal.