Yukon Northern Lights and Mountain Landscapes

From Fall to Spring, especially in late March and early April, when darkness comes to Yukon skies, the Northern Lights come out to play and dance for us. First you might see a hint of neon colour in the starry sky, then a jagged burst of green, and soon you're transfixed by an ethereal display of shimmering aurora borealis that can only be described as other worldly. Depending on aurora activity and cloud conditions, we will spend hours watching with fixed attention as the magical show unfolds above your head. Whether you're fascinated by the science or thrilled by the opportunity to photograph the aurora, the sight of dancing lights in the night sky will never disappoint.

But the Yukon is also about the landscapes. With scenic drives into all corners of the Yukon, it’s a driver’s dream and a landscape photographers paradise. This area boasts a network of well-maintained highways that rank among the world's premiere driving adventures. By road, it’s an exhilarating combination of postcard scenery, historic communities, cultural attractions and adventure outings. This is a land of friendly characters, endless Midnight Sun and expanses of pristine wilderness. Come touring on the legendary Alaska, Top of the World, Klondike and Dempster highways.

Amidst this pristine landscape also lie broad uninhabited valleys to wild Yukon rivers to endless mountain ranges, more than 80 percent of the Yukon is wilderness. Discover the legendary allure of our iconic wilderness parks – Kluane, Tombstone, Herschel Island, Chilkoot, Ivvavik, Fishing Branch – and world-famous rivers – Alsek, Tatshenshini, Snake, Wind, Firth, Yukon. Witness calving glaciers, mountain vistas and potentially see abundant northern species like caribou, wolves and grizzly bears. From the land where moose outnumber the human population almost 2 to 1, all year long, this wild place host unforgettable journeys and together we will capture as much of it as we can, thru your lens.

Please click on this link to register your spot on our Yukon adventures in April of 2014. http://northof49photography.com/yukon-workshop There are limited spaces and we guarantee lots of one on one time taking photographs and learning editing skills.

If you do want a European experience with similar landscapes, you can come with me to Iceland as well. See that workshop here http://northof49photography.com/iceland-photography-workshop

Watch this fantastic video to see the northern lights in their full glory...  

http://youtu.be/NlXch2EaPCY

I hope to see you in the Yukon.

Kev

 

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.northof49photography.com Blog: http://northof49photography.com/blog/