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While camping recently in Wells Gray Provincial Park, in Clearwater/Falls Creek campground (BC, Canada), I happened to glance up at the sky one of of my treks out of my tent. I have never seen the Northern Lights before, and it was a very surreal experience. I was in my pyjamas, and surrounded by trees, but able to see them nonetheless whilst battling the mosquitos and other bugs that decided to make a meal out of me.

Used: Canon 5D MK II
17-40 f/4L
Tripod

Thank you for looking :)


EDIT: According to space.com, these particular Northern Lights were a result of an X-Class solar flare that "[triggered] a huge eruption of solar plasma, known as a coronal mass ejection or CME, which is expected to reach Earth at 1 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT) on Saturday (July 14).Young said that an early analysis suggests the coronal mass ejection sent a wave of plasma toward Earth at a speed of 3.1 million mph (5 million kph or about 1,400 km per second).
Because the solar flare erupted toward Earth, it sent a wave of charged particles toward our planet that could slightly amp up northern lights displays. It caused a strong radio blackout for some high-frequency communications systems, according to SWPC officials." -- Article source: [link]
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jpframer1986 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Beautiful shot. Thanks for braving the "feeders" to capture this!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for looking! :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
:jawdrop:
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:tighthug:
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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Photographer
Featured! [link] :aww:
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow, thank you!! :hug:
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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Photographer
My pleasure :huggle:
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Feufoll3t Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
:iconpandaballoonplz: In the case you haven't noticed it: your submission to the theme sky at :iconwater-and-nature-art:.
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jaelise Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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Feufoll3t Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
:huggle:
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cziiki Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
It would be nice to see a bigger version of this
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jaelise Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
;)
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Meema Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent. :)
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :heart:
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:iconwenxie:
Wenxie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely colours, and I adore how you can see the stars too.
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Cyrille-D Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love :)
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jaelise Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Photographer
so increcible!! It has always been my dream to see aurora borealis... you certainly have captured it beautifully, with stunning detail and color and a strong composition. :)
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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kalicobay Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Awesome shot!!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow they look stunning, such wonderful colours. Must have been so amazing to see them. I hope that the mosquitos etc didn't bite you too badly.
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks, yeah it was really cool to see them. As for the mosquitos, I was distractedly swatting them away (in vain, but that's alright) :)
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome.
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isotophoto Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How cool! Definitely something I want to see in my lifetime :)
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
For sure!!
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:iconwintella:
Wintella Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I think you really didn't care the mosquitoes at the moment when you saw this gorgeous view!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Haha, it's true!
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Wintella Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:P
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amcforeverman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Awesome capture! What a great display for your first view of the lights :-)
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, and I felt very lucky! :)
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing! Good thing you stepped out!

The best I've seen were in the NWT and I saw a fully neon green sky once on the way to Squamish! Magical! :D
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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roses21 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Photographer
looks so beautful and great i love it!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it! :)
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dart47 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   General Artist
Looks like you took advantage of that "x-class" solar flare that happend earlier this week, causing Auroras to happen in places that usually would not have it. Great shot!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
I didn't even know about it - thank goodness I took a late night stroll! And thank you!
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imonline Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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imonline Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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itshilaryous34 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Artist
This is breathtaking!! Great shot!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconabluelotus:
abluelotus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Amazing! I've never seen something so stunningly breathtaking.
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! And neither have I - this pales in comparison to actually being there and watching the light flash and pulse. :)
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abluelotus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
My pleasure! And wow, it must have been amazing, I can only imagine! I'm glad you got to see it, and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! :huggle:
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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Alex-Ghost Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! The way the lights were moving through the sky was so intense, and hard to describe...they reminded me of a symphony, somehow :)
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Jul 15, 2012, 12:10:37 AM
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