"Southeast Aurora - July 15, 2012"
You know it's an excellent display of the northern lights when the best views are no longer to the north! This particular formation of the Aurora was actually emanating up from the southeast horizon!
"Aurora Borealis over the Border"
Northern Lights on September 26, 2011 - I was standing on the U.S. side of the U.S./Canada border in Northeast Minnesota when I took this picture. If you look closely you can see a couple of small red lights from communication towers on the horizon. Those towers are in Ontario, Canada.
"Aurora Storm - August 6, 2011"
Here is a view that shows just how strong this geomagnetic storm was. This vantage point of the Spirit Tree is actually looking East/Southeast. Most of the time when shooting the northern lights at the tree I have to shoot the other profile of it, which is looking to the North. I've always wanted to get a nice strong aurora so I could photograph them behind the tree from this other angle, which is a more Southeasterly direction. Well, on August 6th, 2011 I got my wish!
This image was made at about 3:00 in the morning in May of 2005. The northern lights were out and the sky was starting to show the first signs of light from the approaching sun. There was also a full moon, which caused the faint light you can see on the trunk of the tree. The orange glow on the horizon is from the city lights of Thunder Bay, Ontario - 40 miles away.