Watch the northern lights captured in real time in 4K

Ronn Murray braved knee-deep snow and bitter Alaska cold to capture this pulsating green-hued aurora in 4K definition. Crank the resolution way up to 4K and enjoy a beautiful wintry nighttime hike with Ronn, Marketa, their dog Angus, and the universe unfolding above, then check out his highlight reel below.

The Sony a7S body Ronn uses for this clip is well known for great low light captures, though I had never seen one used in such low temperatures before. Even with a good gimbal, the snow and terrain made it a tough shoot to stabilize while moving.


Murray offers Northern Lights Photography Workshop Tours for those wanting to learn the craft. Below is a wonderful highlight reel of timelapse work they shot under more controlled conditions last year.