Travelers have long logged “catching the aurora borealis” at the top of their to-do lists. While there are no guarantees of witnessing the Northern Lights show, Fairbanks – which sits on the aurora belt in Alaska’s Interior – is one of the few places in the world where you might bet your money on getting a glimpse. German photographer and “adopted” local Frank Stelges wants to show you the magnetosphere masterpiece through a different lens. Completely taken by the magic and mystery of Alaska, specifically during a 43,000-kilometer motorcycle trip, Stelges uprooted his life and moved to the Last Frontier for good. In 2016, he and his wife Miriam founded Aurora Bear, offering aurora and night photography tours and classes. Grab your camera (or rent one!) and let Stelges guide you on capturing the beauty of Alaska’s scenery, wildlife and, if you’re lucky, the phenomenon of the aurora borealis. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.