Nathan Wallace

Driving South to the Northern Lights

Nathan Wallace
Driving South to the Northern Lights

I have waited my entire life to see the Northern Lights. One of my original ideas for a long trip north was solely based on staring up at the scintillating blue greens and reds of a magnetic sky. 

During our time in Alaska it almost never got dark. While we were above the Arctic Circle the sun never even really set. So our chances of seeing the aurora were all but dashed. 

With the thought of Northern Lights out of our minds, we headed south on the long road toward Jasper. Driving through a remote stretch of northern British Columbia, later than we had planned, I looked out of the car window and saw them. Neon green bands streaking across the northern sky...we were only a few minutes from camp and I was able to dash out and set up my tripod to make a few images before the fatigue of driving took hold. Needless to say, it was an experience I will never forget, and one that I am definitely planning on repeating!