The highly anticipated northern lights season in Churchill is underway and off to a roaring start. Last night Natural Habitat Adventures guide Drew Hamilton and his group of travelers spent the evening out at Wapusk Adventures sled -dog yard with owner and musher Dave Daley. The area is set up nicely for an evening of aurora watching and photography.
Dave is an excellent educator on the history and care of the northern husky sled dogs. An evening with him conveying this and his love for his 40 plus dogs melded with the spectacular aurora borealis above is “enlightening”.to say the least.
Two awesome shots by Alex De Vries Magnifico from Churchill. The Hudson Bay Quest photo made the cover of Manitoba Tourism visitor guide. The image of Dave Daley, a race organizer and competitor, captures the essence of the race start. Sled dogs are born to run and these dogs are roaring to go.
The other shot of the Northern Pike coming through the ice hole is a fantastic view of fishing this time of year in the north! You can almost feel the grip of winter relinquishing its grip and acquiescing to the coming thaw of spring. Both depictions are truly northern sub -Arctic in their feel.
Start of the Hudson Bay Quest. Alex De Vries Magnifico photo.
Ice fishing in the north. Alex De Vries Magnifico photo.
This detailed photograph of a Churchill husky appears as a painting. The gray, black and white hairs blend together to form the tight knit coverage for the climate. Sled dogs in Churchill are hearty and strong and can endure frigid cold weather in winter. They are born to run!
Churchill sled dog puppy. Alex de Vries Magnifico photo.