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P | 612-382-6927
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265 S Oak St
Waconia, MN
United States

612-382-6927

Travis Frank and Trophy Encounters Guide Service specializes in fully-guided fishing trips for Muskie, Walleye, Bass, Northern Pike and Panfish on Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Lake Mille Lacs and other Metro Minnesota Waters.​

Photo Blog

Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights

Travis Frank

I was recently on a trip to Alaska.  First off, what an incredible opportunity.  I am truly blessed for the opportunity to work in such an amazing place.  As I do on every work trip, I toated my camera at my side.  To my surprise, I was rewarded with one of the most incredible pieces of scenery I have ever seen.  To some it's called the Aurora Borealis.  To others, it's the Northern Lights.  Whatever you call it, it's an incredible sight to see.  Each of the 8 nights we spent in our secluded river valley cabin, you could see them dancing in the sky.  To make it better, they covered the entire sky, not just the north facing side.  I may never see these again, so I took the time to capture them.  The secret that I learned after 3 nights of poor quality shots was this.  Focus your camera on the moon, then set up the tripod for the shot.  This brings everything into focus.  This shot was a 30 second exposure.  I hope you enjoy!