Images of the Aurora over the Elbow River

Albertan Aurora over the Elbow River - © Christopher Martin-5945-2

When the Northern Lights brightly lit up the sky on May 8th, I went out to a favourite spot along the Elbow River on the edge of Redwood Meadows.  The river there is dotted with sets of rocks near the shore which provide interesting elements and break up the reflection in an attractive way.  The landscape is beautiful and supported the main show in the sky above well.  The Aurora streamed across the sky from the northern horizon to well past the zenith.  The image below was taken with the camera pointing almost straight up.

Albertan Aurora - © Christopher Martin-5930


Albertan Aurora - © Christopher Martin-5979

Albertan Aurora - © Christopher Martin-6030

Albertan Aurora - © Christopher Martin-5938

24 responses

  1. Vos photos sont magnifiques! Merci de me faire voyager sous vos latitudes…

    September 4, 2016 at 2:33 pm

  2. Rebecca Radd


    June 20, 2016 at 2:01 am

  3. I am 100% jealous of your capturing these!! I hope I can see the lights one day ❤

    May 27, 2016 at 11:51 am

  4. A really great photo!
    Liebe Gruesse Monika

    May 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

    May 18, 2016 at 11:58 am

  6. Sally

    Just amazing. Thank you for that. Sally

    May 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  7. I was in Canmore that night and was able to see and photograph them. They were amazing. I haven’t seen the aurora since I was a kid growing up in Minnesota.

    May 17, 2016 at 8:52 am

  8. beautiful.

    May 17, 2016 at 8:23 am

  9. Beautiful

    May 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm

  10. Wow, awesome!!!

    May 16, 2016 at 10:47 am

  11. Beautiful! Let’s hope that isn’t magic from a destruction god lol

    May 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

  12. Wow. They are incredible.

    May 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

  13. I miss seeing those spectacular skies over Northwestern Ontario! Thanks for posting.

    May 16, 2016 at 6:06 am

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  15. bujabs

    Beautiful, simply gorgeous.

    May 16, 2016 at 2:28 am

  16. Sono foto strepitose

    May 16, 2016 at 2:09 am

  17. These colors are absolutely spectacular, truly stunning Christopher.

    May 16, 2016 at 2:06 am

  18. Simply magical!

    May 15, 2016 at 11:14 pm

  19. Stunning!

    May 15, 2016 at 11:14 pm

  20. showbizhighlights

    its beautiful

    May 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  21. These are spectacular! Even I managed to shoot them from my balcony in Edmonton, they were so bright, though hanging over the balcony to shoot straight up was a challenge.Your shots show how brilliant and huge they were . Really like the setting.

    May 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    • Thank you Jane. I’m very happy you were able to enjoy them as well. It was a great show that night.

      May 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm

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