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aurora australis

Aurora at Freycinet National Park

On the evening of March 27 I headed up to Freycinet, lured by clear skies and a small possibility of an aurora – which has been quite elusive for me lately, it has been ages since I shot a good aurora! The skies stayed clear – mostly – although there was an unfortunately positioned line...Read More

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...Read More

Aurora and the Milky Way

A lovely little aurora graced the southern skies over Tasmania last night. As luck would have it, I had a booking in place for a 1 on 1 session this evening so a family from the USA have left Tasmania with an unforgettable experience! These shots were taken from South Arm between 9:30 and 10:00....Read More

Wineglass Bay Aurora!

The aurora put on a killer show on December 20 which I am sad to say – I slept through… Having missed a big one I watched the numbers like a hawk on December 21 and decided there was still enough in it to warrant a trip up the east coast to attempt a Wineglass...Read More

Bay of Fires Aurora!

The aurora australis, or Southern Lights, seem to be making a fairly regular appearance during my Tasmanian photography workshops. In the past I have experienced one rather stunning display at Coles Bay as well as a few at Cradle Mountain and now I can add this Bay of Fires aurora to the list too! The...Read More

Night Sky Timelapse in Tasmania

I put together this night sky timelapse of some shots I took last night in pursuit of the aurora – I missed out on the highlight of the show sadly, but was ever hopeful despite some major clouds. I started shooting with the thought in mind that maybe the clouds would part and a booming...Read More

April 30 2014 Aurora Australis Tasmania – Timelapse

As you have no doubt heard by now there was a rather impressive display of the southern lights on Wednesday night (April 30).  The aurora was present right on dark, which conveniently at this time of year is around 6:30pm, so it was seen and photographed by many people all over Tasmania. A funny thing...Read More

Aurora Australis – The One That Got Away…

The last two nights will be remembered as the one that got away – in terms of photographing the Aurora in Tasmania that is… For the past two days aurora alerts have been coming thick and fast, but mostly during daylight hours, and when night came thick cloud prevented viewing the lights across most of...Read More

The Southern Lights, Tasmania

Despite something of a lull since July, the Southern Lights have been quite active in Tasmania over the past 18 months. Predicting the southern lights, or Aurora Australis, is very difficult at the best of times but an actively flaring sun is the key. Resurgence in solar activity In the past few weeks the sun...Read More