One of my favorite things to do is photograph and study optical phenomena in nature. I watch the sky for interesting colors, halos, coronas, iridescence, aurora, or whatever Mother Nature offers.

I had the pleasure of hosting the 9th International Meeting in Light and Nature - 25-29 June, 2007

As time allows, I am creating pages to describe my studies and photos of natural optical phenomena...

Image of an Aurora



Image of a Corona


Coronas & iridescence


Rainbows (soon)


All images are copyright. Joseph A. Shaw. Use only with permission.

Dr. Joseph Shaw - Montana State University - Bozeman, Montana