Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs captured this spectacular northern lights display last night in Churchill. Brad is continually exceeding previous expectations of the most incredible lights he and his groups view week after week!
“Wow. One more fantastic show, almost every night the skies fill with green gold. When the aurora starts dancing a still image doesn’t do it justice. Here is real time video, shot with Sony A9. It wasn’t until recently that mirrorless cameras came out that could capture the reality of seeing aurora. Check it out!!!!! I am so excited. Shot while guiding aurora photo expedition for @naturalhabitatadventures at @teamwapusk camp. Churchill is the best place to see aurora!”
“I finished my season guiding aurora borealis expeditions for Natural Habitat Adventures a few weeks ago. The weather was thrillingly brutal, with one of the longest cold snaps in recent history, with wind chills as low as -61 Fahrenheit! I did get good aurora shows on all three of my trips. The following is a time-lapse sequence from one of the best nights of the season.”
“I will admit that this isn’t a great quality time-lapse. I manually took continuous images during a few of the more active periods of the night. I should have kept the camera in the same place the entire night to achieve a smoother, more complete sequence. To create this I simply bulk processed a few series of images in lightroom, and imported the JPEGS into iMovie, saved the file as a 9-minute clip, then started a new project, imported the clip, compressed the time, and saved it as a new video.”
Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs and his group of avid and hearty travelers in Churchill for northern lights had time to learn the art of igloo building in frigid minus 50 C Arctic temperatures. Despite the piercing cold, everyone enjoyed the experience and immersed themselves in an authentic Arctic situation and survivalist technique utilized by hunters and travelers out on the tundra and ice of the far north. This system has saved lives every year in the extreme weather of the Arctic. Hopefully, we will bring you some tantalizing northern lights from this adventure in the next couple of days. Churchill’s aurora borealis season is heating up even during this incredibly cold stretch!