Friday

Northern Skies: The Aurora Borealis


Sorry I've been MIA lately, but I've been beyond the reach of internet, in a tiny village called Tasiujaq, which is even further up north than I was last week (if you can imagine that!). The tiny Inuit village was GORGEOUS and I have so many beautiful photos to share with you..... but for now here are a few pictures I took of the incredible Northern Lights.


(these two Inuit teenage girls desperately wanted to pose for the picture, so they stood as still as statues for my 30-second exposure)


The aurora borealis was absolutely magnificent! Dreamy and hauntingly beautiful. I watched them dance across the icy night sky for hours. 
Have you ever seen them?

25 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG...they are stunning and so magical:) Perfect post for me before a bedtime...I am going to dream some lovely dreams now:)
Kisses,sweetie
Have a wonderful weekend

Sweet Shoppe Kitty and Co. said...

I love the Northern Lights. God bless this universe for giving us such beautiful wonders.

Trish said...

Oh my goodness, these photos are absolutely EXQUISITE! What a blessing to have been able to witness such a gorgeous sight! I've not seen them yet, but they are totally on my list of things to do! Have the best weekend ever xoxo

christine, just bella said...

We get northern lights in Alberta sometimes but nothing quite like this... AMAZING!!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Wow, I've seen it but not like this. Amazing.

Crazy Sweet Life (Brianna) said...

So beautiful Van!

Joe's blog said...

wow...I've never seen it...wonderful...absolutely amazing...thank you for posting!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for those amazing photos!!! Have never been lucky enough to see those beautiful lights, but feel as if I have now!

shopgirl said...

Wow! These are gorgeous photos! This should be on one my 99 memorable experience list. This is something I want to do before I'm no longer body, but just spirit.

Nancy said...

Wow!! Your photos are incredible! I have never seen such a beautiful sky. I would love to see the northern lights in person someday. Enjoy the rest of your time up North!

kelly said...

I've never seen them -- wow. I'm amazed! Really remarkable shots you've taken here.

Regan said...

No I have never seen them, but they look so gorgeous!

and flowers pick themselves said...

your adventures sound incredible. have a wonderful day!

xo Alison

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

That's so awesome! I always wanted to see the aurora borealis. When I first moved here, I thought I might be able to see the australis. We are SO far south. They call it the end of the world here. But, alas, we're not far enough south. You lucky girl, gettin' fabulous pictures from your adventures!

the southern hostess said...

I've always wanted to see the northern lights. Your photos are so magical.

House of Milk said...

Fantastic photos! I'm so smitten with your blog :)

iheartkiwi said...

absolutely breathtaking! your photos are truly phenomenal.

i have always wanted to see them... it's definitely on my bucket list.

Fit With Flash said...

Awesome photo! Glad you're enjoying the bits of your adventure that you'll never see anywhere else! : ) p.s. We're all moved in!

Großstadtheidi said...

Great Shots!!!

BALLET NEWS said...

this is something I'd love to see... loved your photos and your post though.. Almost like being there...

Mary said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful. I took pictures of the northern lights in Alaska a few years ago, but they didn't come out as vibrant as yours! What's your trick?

Seeing them was one of the most magical moments of my life... and I think it's when I knew I had fallen in love with someone.

Großstadtheidi said...

Hey,
thanks for commenting my artblog;-)
Greetings,
Julia

Lady Grey said...

Mary,
I'm not sure if you used a tripod when you took your photos, but I think it's necessary. I used a 30 second exposure & a wide open aperture.

Oh and how lovely to fall in love under the aurora.... so romantic!
oxo

Anonymous said...

Wow, these pictures are insane. I can't believe how big/bright they are. What a perk to being in the middle of nowhere :)

Roshan said...

Wow, if that isn't amazing, I do not know what else is!!!

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