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Firebird aurora

Alaskan firebird aurora. (Caters News/CJ Kale)

Firebird aurora

A Hawaiian photographer braved freezing temperatures for this cold SNAP - of what appears to be a firebird bursting from an aurora. Keen snapper CJ Kale, more used to sun, sea and sand while at work than snow, captured the incredible moment while on a trip to Alaska. It was his first time seeing the spectacular sight and lucked out - capturing some of the rarest colors of aurora on his first night.

CJ traveled to Alaska in 2013 to photograph the aurora at its peak of the 12 year solar cycle and again in 2014 with his family. But for CJ, who regularly shoots on the side of a hot, active volcano, it was a huge shock to his body. (Caters News)

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