Aurora Over The Boreal Forest

We had several nights of Aurora Borealis a.k.a Northern Lights, on this year’s Bloodvein River canoe expedition.

On the best night, the light show started to become visible even before it was fully dark.

We’d had a full day of paddling and portaging. The get out was a little tricky, requiring us to carry each piece of equipment individually up onto the bluff. So, it was dusk by the time the fire was properly going, water boiling and dinner being prepared.

But we were in for a treat more than just our tasty food.

As it became fully dark, we were witness to the most amazing northern lights display, lasting about 90 minutes in total a small fraction of which was captured in the time lapse shown above. Enjoy!

Aurora over boreal forest tree silhouettes
Amazing light show! Photo: Paul Kirtley

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Paul Kirtley is Founder and Chief Instructor of Frontier Bushcraft. He has had a lifelong passion for the great outdoors and gains great satisfaction from helping others enjoy it too. Paul writes the UK's leading bushcraft blog. He is the author of Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft, as well as having contributed to several other books. Paul has been involved in teaching bushcraft since 2003. He is also a Canoe Leader, British Canoeing Level 3 Canoe Coach and UK Summer Mountain Leader.

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