A sky full of stars envelopes the silhouette of a mountainous skyline. Deep purple hues are contrasted by an eerie green glow. The reflection of the sublime scene is duplicated on an inky black lake. It’s a supernatural setting. And it’s home.
We will never tire of admiring the infinite beauty of the Milky Way. Stargazing is a reward for those who play in nature. After all, you’ll have to escape the bright city lights to appreciate a star-filled sky. With the appearance of the Perseids, August is an especially ethereal month. These fleeting meteors scream through the night’s sky. Those with the time and patience to stalk the Perseids with a camera are richly rewarded. I’m thankful for the talent of those who capture them; I was never able to spy any myself. Such a shame. For those who love admiring the heavens as much as the staffers in our office, and for those who missed the Perseids, here are nine captures of British Columbia's Northern Lights. Enjoy!
"This photo was taken on the drive home from Nukko Lake. The moon was casting some cool light on the field so I decided to pull over and grab some more photos. Not sure if it was a meteor striking above the moon or the SSS Sattelite flying around."
Prince George in Mudd River
Another Shot at Porteau Cove
" Just like the previous photo this photo was taken from Porteau Cove, 38 km north of Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway, 20 km south of Squamish. It was taken in mid July on a moonless night. I was also able to capture part of Milky Way in the night sky."
Outside Prince George on a Farm in Salmon Valley
Sunshine Coast - Sakinaw Lake
"Another great shot from Sakinaw lake in the Sunshine Coast. This photo was taken just before sunrise on a mid August morning. The minimal amount of light pollution from nearby towns allowed me to capture the the vivid Northern lights and Milky Way."
Northern Lights from Sakinaw Lake
"Another shot from this secluded cabin on Sakinaw Lake, 47 km north of Sechelt. The photos were taken during the early hours of the morning in mid August. The minimal amount of light pollution from nearby towns allowed me to capture the the vivid Northern lights and Milky Way"