Travel to the Yukon for some of the best photographic opportunities

There are few phenomena that capture the imagination like the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights, for the most part, appear only at high latitudes on dark nights from September to March. If you are lucky enough to be outside at these latitudes, you can witness anything from an ethereal green glow on the horizon to pulsating magenta steaks or green curling bands above your head.

For me, it is a spectacle unmatched in nature and one I never tire of seeing.

The Yukon in Canada is one such location to photograph this phenomena as it dances in the sky above some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen in all my travels.

But it is just not the aurora that pulls me back to the Yukon year after year. It is also the wildlife. It is said that Moose outnumber humans two to one in the Yukon and the bison are as plentiful as construction zones at home. After traveling there, I can attest, this is true. But it’s just not the Moose and Woodland Bison… there are also Caribou, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Thinhorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Timberland Wolves, Canada Lynx and Coyote that roam the landscapes waiting for you to be there with your camera to capture them in their natural setting.

This natural setting is home to some of Canada’s best photographic landscape opportunities. From Emerald Lake in the south, to Kluane National Park in the west, to Tombstone Territorial Park in the north and everything in between… the Yukon is a wonderful territory to photography at any time of year.

This is why we have chosen to create some custom trips for travelers and photographers that want to see everything the Yukon has to offer in all seasons.

In the winter season we have created a one of a kind excursion into the mountains of the Yukon. You will lead your very own dog team and be treated to stunning landscapes and the phenomena of the aurora. Whether you want to capture the land through your lens, or simply get out and enjoy nature, you will love this trip.

http://northof49photography.com/yukon-winter-photography-tour

In the late winter, early spring we have created a fantastic wildlife trip for Bison, Moose and Caribou… with a supporting cast of wolves, coyotes and Canada Lynx… oh, and don’t forget about the aurora in the darkest skies you will find anywhere and stunning landscapes.

http://northof49photography.com/yukon-wildlife-tour

In the late summer, early fall when the land is painted in orange and red and the aurora dances in the late night skies up in the arctic circle, we offer a tour of the territory that you will love whether you’re a photographer or lover of nature.

http://northof49photography.com/fall-colours-in-the-yukon

Later in the fall, we focus on the aurora and the snow-capped mountains with remnants of the fall colours. This trip is always a special one for me… Kluane National Park, aurora in the mountains while we stay worm by the fire at our own viewing area…

http://northof49photography.com/northern-lights-and-fall-colors-workshop-in-nwt

http://northof49photography.com/yukon-workshop

If you are interested in any of these trips, please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions. The spots sell fast…  

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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.kevinpepperphotography.com