Chasing nature’s fantastic light shows
Started by Natalya Krapkina, a young Russian data analyst from St. Petersburg, the community of Aurora Hunters now counts over a thousand members. Tour agents, designers and shooting instructors by day, by night, these enthusiasts turn into fearless hunters, ready to drive and walk for miles laden with photo equipment to catch a glimpse of Aurora Borealis in the northern skies. The blanket of colourful, shimmering lights is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. And although St. Petersburg and the European part of Russia are pretty far from where the Northern Light’s epicentre, Aurora Hunters rely on preparation and luck, revelling in each new sighting.