August 23, 2012 | By Doreen Lopez
To stand beneath the Northern Lights as they dance across the night sky is a dream most nature travelers yearn to realize. The allure of capturing that phenomenon in images holds special appeal for photographers. We have crafted a photography-focused version of our Northern Lights & Arctic Cultures adventure that’s designed to help photographers get outstanding pictures of this truly amazing and beautiful natural event. Churchill has one of the most active auroral displays in the world, making it an ideal destination for Northern Lights photography.
Location of Adventure
Group Size Limit: Approximately 10 Travelers
Small group sizes are the best way to experience nature, and this is especially true for our photographic adventures. With no more than 10 travelers, you’re assured plenty of space and personalized attention when you need it. As a small group, we maintain the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions in a way that maximizes photo opportunities. Our expert naturalist and accomplished photographer is always available to answer your questions, provide tips and techniques, and to help you better understand and photograph the amazing natural phenomenon of the aurora borealis, as well as the Arctic landscape.
Roundtrip transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill, accommodations, all meals, services of NHA Expedition Leaders and assistants, most gratuities, airport transfers, permits and entrance fees, all taxes.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, etc.), optional travel insurance.
Easy / Flexible
The Northern Lights Photography Tour does not require a high degree of physical fitness. However, we will sometimes be exposed to cold weather for moderate periods of time and may walk in deep snow. Some nights we will stay up late hoping to see the lights. It is necessary to climb 10 steps up a stable ladder in order to access the aurora-viewing domes. All of our activities are optional.
After the hubbub of the fall polar bear season (although there is still a small chance to see bears in the winter), we journey back to Churchill during the prime season to experience one of the world’s most remarkable sights — the Northern Lights. We explore the nature and culture of the North and participate in photography workshops by day, then when night falls we’ll scan the skies for the amazing colors of the aurora borealis. A note on the moon: we run trips when there is a full moon, a new moon and at all times in between. During a full moon the foreground is brighter, making for unique photographic images. During a new moon, the sky is darker so the lights may appear slightly brighter. However, since we are in a place where the lights are so bright anyway, this makes very little difference in the quality of viewing. Any time one sees the Northern Lights in Churchill, it is an experience to behold! Travelers should be aware that while aurora sightings are highly likely, as with all aspects of nature that are inherently unpredictable and outside our control, sightings are not guaranteed.
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