Alex Keen has been actively chasing and photographing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland since the age of 16, so now has over 7 years experience in the field. He very much enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge for the Northern Lights and Arctic nature with people from all over the world. Moreover, he absolutely thrives in the environment, an environment which he describes as his “spiritual home”.
Alan liked his first Great Aurora Hunt so much he joined the Aurorahunters team. Alan and his family had travelled to Scandinavia (Lapland) with Aurorahunters for the first Great Aurora Hunt. “We had a fantastic time and were just amazed by the Northern Lights – and the adventure itself with Andy. Travelling as far as the Norwegian and Russian borders we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and took some memorable photographs”.
Now in his sixth season of aurora chasing with the team, Alan has driven in the north of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland in pursuit of the Northern Lights, often in temperatures as low as -40°C. “It’s worth every kilometre to hear our clients’ reaction on seeing the Aurora” says Alan. “As a photographer for many years I enjoy helping clients with all levels of experience to photograph the Aurora and Arctic landscape, with compact cameras through to DSLRs”.