Churchill Photo of the Week – Wild Northern Lights

Aurora in NWT

Amazing aurora over Reid Lake in the Northwest Territories. Martin Male photo.

Photographer Martin Male took this surreal northern lights shot last Friday night in the NWT. What an amazing shot. Rarely have we seen aurora borealis that completely fill the sky like these did over Reid Lake.

“Sometimes even three cameras are not enough. We had three going out at Reid Lake last Friday night and we could only cover about half the sky. This was the incredible show we were treated to.”

Churchill Photo of the Week – Aurora

 

Northern lights over Ice Lake in Nunavut

Northern lights over Ice lake in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Manny Noble photo.

Even though polar bear season is just around the corner with the possibility of viewing northern lights on clear nights, we can’t help but look ahead to January when the heart of aurora borealis season begins in Churchill. Once the Hudson Bay is frozen over, northern lights are fairly constant in the night skies of the far north. This recent shot above Ice Lake in Cape Dorset, Nunavut is just a sample of what can be seen in the heart of winter throughout the Arctic and sub – Arctic. What an incredible vista!

Around the Arctic Weekly Photos

These are some really stellar images we’ve gathered from the north country. These local photographers have taken some of the best shots we have seen in a long while. From wondrous northern lights to a family of polar bears roaming the shores of Chesterfield Inlet to a beautiful sunset in Cambridge Bay these iconic photos depict the Arctic landscape in all its majesty. Enjoy!

Hay River NWT northern lights

Hay River, NWT had an amazing aurora display this past week. Aaron Tambour photo.

 

polar bears in Chesterfield inlet

Three juvenile polar bears roaming the shore of Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut. Leila Paugh photo.

 

Yellowknife aurora

Yellowknife from the Latham Island bridge. Collin Goyman photo.

 

Cambridge Bay sunset

Incredible sunset over Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Kyle Sears photo.

 

Yukon’s Carcross Desert epic landscape. Fiona Solon photo.

Northern Lights Churchill Cabin

Can you believe the texture of these fantastic northern lights shots from Churchill photographer Alex De Vries – Magnifico? Just because aurora borealis season doesn’t technically start until January, that doesn’t mean the lights can’t appear in this dramatic fashion over a rustic cabin in Churchill, Manitoba…as they tend to do. Alex has a knack for finding new and creative settings in and around Churchill where he can capture the essence of this amazing phenomena! We are surely all getting excited about polar bear season which is just around the corner but northern lights season has an allure of its own that is indescribable. Lights can happen year – round in Churchill and the polar regions, however, polar bears can only be seen with assurance in October and November. Luckily polar bears have migrated to the ice by the time travelers arrive for northern lights in January! Both seasons are worth the trip north.

Churchill northern lights Alex De Vries Magnifico

Churchill cabin and northern lights

Aurora Borealis in Churchill, Manitoba

Northern lights cabin in Churchill, Manitoba

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