Though photographer/filmmaker Alexis Coram is based in San Francisco, she's started to make a habit of traveling up to Alaska to take photos and videos of the Aurora Borealis (lights that appear in the northern sky, typically the result of geomagnetic storms). And, boy, we're glad she did, because in a week of a lot of frustration, sadness, and fear, the below video is a beautiful break.
Coram writes, "I've realized how many people don't have the luxury of seeing these kinds of sights for themselves and just how lucky I am to be able to see it, and also to share it. This has inspired me to get out more, see more, share more, and [hopefully] make more people feel like they were transcended to another place, if only for a moment or two." What a fantastic reason to create!
Coram says she "spent 4 nights outside of Fairbanks in February - two of those nights were entirely overcast and not a light could be seen. The other two nights were electrifying. I stood outside for hours - shooting and gazing in awe at the orchestral dance above and around me. I felt more awake than ever during those moments. I hope my interpretation in images portrays that feeling."