Denesa’s Experience Photographing This Moment

Standing at the water’s edge, enveloped by light amidst the darkness of night, I feel the brisk sting of cold air kissing my cheeks.

Waves play like drums, and my heart pounds with their rhythmic trance.

The sky glows with ribbons of green and purple as the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) dance across the sky. The ocean off the South Island of New Zealand glows blue from the bioluminescence of billions plankton emitting light as their tiny bodies bump into one another, reminding me of the connection we all share and the myriad ways in which we light each other up. The two blue clouds in the sky are the Magellic Spiral Galaxies visible only in the Southern Hemisphere.

Being here, witnessing the majesty of Mother Nature’s awe-inspiring play fills me with joy as I count all the beautiful people in my life that I want to share this with.

Photographed at Wakanui Beach, New Zealand in May, 2017
Total Quantity in Edition: 111
Quantity Available via the website: 100
Size Prints Available
Single Prints:
  • INTIMATE: 8″X12″ | 0.2×0.3m $349
  • PRESENT: 16″X24″ | 0.4×0.6m $499
  • AWAKE: 24″X36″ | 0.6×0.9m $749
  • VIBRANT: 32″X48″ | 0.8×1.2m $1,499
  • MAJESTIC: 48″X72″ | 1.2×1.8m $3,199
Triptych Panels:
  • IMMERSIVE: 6×9′ | 1.8×2.7m (in three panels of 3×6′ | 1.8×0.9m) $9,999
  • GRAND IMMERSIVE: 8×12′ | 2.4×3.6m (in three panels of 8×4′ | 1.2×2.4m) $14,999

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Ecosystem Information

Auroras (Northern and Southern Lights) form when protons and electrons emitted from the sun, collide with our Earth’s magnetic field and dance in spirals along the magnetic field lines and enter our upper atmosphere (60 to 500 miles above the surface). When the charged particles collide with nitrogen or oxygen, they gain energy. Eventually, they relax and release the energy of excitement in the form of light. Oxygen atoms emit green hues, and nitrogen emits purple, red and orange colors. Inuits peoples believe the lights are spirits playing in the sky, while Lapplanders see them as the spirits of those who have passed away. To the Maori, they are fires of the spirit world. Auroras are most clearly seen through a deeply dark sky because light pollution washes them out to our eye.

Environmental Organization Benefiting

International Dark Sky Association

How You’re Helping

Congratulations and thank you so much for your help! By bringing this print into your space, you’re protecting our night skies for present and future generations as well as species who depend on natural night skies for their survival. For most of our Earth’s history, the night sky has been filled only with the light of stars, galaxies, brilliant auroras and our moon, which has led to a depth of awe, wonder and new questions to ponder. You’re helping us retain our connection with this important ancient source of majesty, so our natural nights can continue to thrive and inspire the deepest parts of our being. You’re amazing! Thank you for contributing to the solutions and fostering a sustainable relationship with our natural night skies.



Dye-Infused Recycled Aircraft Aluminum with accompanying certificate of authenticity made of solar-etched reclaimed wood and eco-friendly paper using soy-based inks.

Trees planted per print (from smallest sized print to largest sized print)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Trees planted per edition

111-777, depending on which size prints are collected

is an award-winning carbon-neutral nature photographer from California.

She risks her life traveling to the most exquisite, remote locations on the globe to bring the majesty of nature’s essence into the homes of heart-centered art-lovers all over the world. She donates 50% of proceeds to projects doing tangible, meaningful good for the ecosystems and/or species in each print. Each eco-luxuriously hand-crafted, limited-edition wall-sized photograph is made from recycled materials and protects the ecosystem in the picture, helping it to thrive and continue to inspire the deepest parts of our being.

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