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The aurora hunters who chase the Northern Lights

Some people are prepared to stand for hours in the freezing cold on a winter's night to watch and capture the Northern Lights. Meet the aurora hunters.

Michelle Cumming has been fascinated with the Northern Lights since she saw the phenomenon for the first time in September 2020.

  • Steven McKenzie
  • BBC

“I’ve made last minute dashes in my unicorn PJs,” says the 42-year-old, who lives in Moray on Scotland’s north east coast

“And I’ve had my backpack and flask prepared to go aurora hunting.

“I often take my dog Dexter with me, wrapping him up in a fleece blanket while we stand and watch the aurora. There have been several 1am excursions.”

Michelle, who works in…

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