Dave Parkhurst is recognized by his peers as one of the World’s leading natural phenomenon photographers, wholly dedicated to the pursuit of filming the aurora borealis since 1980.
Dave has spent countless thousands of hours in sub-zero temperatures to capture his rare images, which have appeared in numerous publications worldwide.
For 101 days during the summer, visitors to Anchorage can view Dave’s Aurora presentation, entitled “AurorA: Alaska's Great Northern Lights”, in the Sydney Laurence Theater at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in the middle of downtown Anchorage.
Born in New Orleans, Dave grew up on the Islands of Sumatra and Java in Indonesia, and the Republic of Singapore before moving to Hawaii. There, he went to school with several Alaskans who had invited him up north for a visit in the spring of 1979. He has made Alaska his home ever since.
PHOTO COURESTY OF TED RAYNOR (C)