Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Aurora Borealis over Regina, Saskatchewan: Fall Display

Recently, I caught the green and pink glow of the Aurora Borealis flickering over Regina, Saskatchewan.

Face of the Aurora Borealis.  © SB

With winter coming, I monitor the web for alerts for the Aurora Borealis for the Regina area, but most times the Northern Lights appear, our local skies are cloudy. When this vibrant show hit a few weeks back, however, I lucked out. I stepped outside just after sunset and saw green lights wavering across the darkness above me. We immediately got out our cameras and headed out of town. It was a mild evening, and we stayed out for several hours. (Mild = very cold in ski jackets by the time we came home, but not totally frozen...)

Here are some other thumbnails from that amazing display. The first image at left shows the green and pink Northern Lights over the Big Dipper. Click to open them on my Flickr photostream:

Northern Lights across the Big DipperSky full of Northern LightsWaving line of Northern Lights

Northern Lights - Dancing dollExplosion of Northern Lights
Northern Lights with full moon

What are these? Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.
Location: Slightly beyond the city lights of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: September 30, 2012.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Great Blue Heron in flight near Last Mountain Lake.© SB  

A Great Blue Heron rose from the water beside me and took flight. But I suspect I was more startled than it was. These magnificent birds are huge. (And I was fairly close when it lifted...)

What is this? Great Blue Heron 

Location: Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: October 1, 2012. 


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