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.
This fantastic northern lights video footage is one of the best we have seen in a long time. Getting excited for northern lights visible in Churchill even in August. If you really want to see the surreal show however, come to Churchill for prime northern lights season in January – March. Enjoy!
Northern lights above snowbound Churchill this past winter. Andre Brandt photo.
Another impressive aurora borealis image by Andre Brandt from last northern lights season in Churchill. Enjoy!
Alex De Vries – Magnifico filmed this truly northern scene about a week ago at Dave Daley’s Wapusk Adventures’ dog yard just outside Churchill proper. In an area known as Joe Buck’s Ridge, in the boreal forest, any light from the town fades away in the distance and aurora borealis viewing is epic on clear nights. What a night and overall a great week to begin an awesome 2017 northern lights season. Enjoy!
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.
These beautiful northern lights shots by Drew are just the start to what will hopefully eclipse the incredible season we had last year. Enjoy!
Tee pee and northern lights at Wapusk Adventures. Drew Hamilton photo.
Northern lights over the boreal forest at Wapusk Adventures in Churchill. Drew Hamilton photo.
Aurora borealis shining brightly over the Wapusk Adventures dog yard. Drew Hamilton photo.
Waves of northern lights paint the sky above Wapusk and the snowy boreal forest in Churchill. Drew Hamilton photo.
Profile of tee pee with the aurora shining brightly above the boreal forest. Drew Hamilton photo.