|Join professional local photographer for night viewing, instruction, and tips on capturing the magic.|
The Yukon is home to one of the world’s most spectacular wonders, the northern lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, with long nights and few hours of daylight, Yukon winters offer plenty of possibilities to view this natural phenomenon. The “lights” as they are called by locals, can be viewed from mid-August through to mid-April. So depending on when you come, you may not need a parka at all.
Offered when clear skies and northern lights align, sessions typically includes a 1–2-hour camera familiarization session indoors lead by a local Yukon photographer. This is followed by a quick practice out-of-doors (close to the lodge) before heading out to search for viewing and photo opportunities in the amazing nightscapes of Kluane area of the Yukon.
Michael has had a career and life which has allowed him to travel throughout Canada as a scientist, an explorer, and a photographer for over 40 years. Hailing from Denmark he now calls Haines Junction (Dakwäkäda), Yukon home.
As a wild-scape photographer he aims to use his images and workshops to inspire us to treat this country, this planet, and our many cultures with respect – to inspire all Canadians to recognize the value of our unique landscapes and our multi-cultural society and to recognize the importance of reconciliation. He endeavours to capture Canada in vivid images for use in prints, magazines, books, cards, and in multimedia.
Michael has been recognized for his leadership skills, named by Canadian Geographic as one of the “100 Canadians who best embody the spirit of exploration”. He has been recognized by Canada through the awarding of the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canada, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Michael is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).