A beautiful collection of colourful images from the brilliant and inspiring night sky of the Northern Hemisphere.
Few natural phenomena compare to the drama, surprise, and beauty of the northern lights. Witnessing their dance across the sky is a magical and unforgettable experience. Capturing the aurora borealis with a camera, though, takes careful planning and persistence, an understanding of the science, attention to the data and conditions, and a dose of luck.
For over a decade, landscape photographer Paul Zizka has been on a chase to capture the northern lights – one that has taken him right off his doorstep in Banff, Canada, throughout the Canadian Rockies, and to the far-flung corners of the Northern Hemisphere: the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavik, Labrador, Iceland, and Greenland.
This spectacular collection compiles Zizka’s finest northern lights photographs and showcases the varied nature of this celestial display in an array of settings. From electric green to royal purple, streaking the sky over mountains or reflecting off iceberg-laden seas, Spirits in the Sky displays the aurora borealis like you’ve never seen it before.
About the author
Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer. His award-winning images have been featured in a wide variety of publications, including Maclean’s, National Geographic Traveller, National Geographic Adventure, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Canadian Geographic. His client list includes leading national and global brands such as Apple, Dell, Arc’Teryx, lululemon athletica, Panasonic, MEC, and Canon. Paul has published numerous books with RMB, including: Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies; The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered; Grandeur of the Canadian Rockies; Splendour of the Canadian Rockies; Beauty of the Canadian Rockies; Souvenir of the Canadian Rockies; and Aloft: Canadian Rockies Aerial Photography. Passionate about teaching, Paul is the co-founder of OFFBEAT, a creative community for photographers which offers workshops in far-flung destinations around the globe. Originally from Quebec, Paul now lives in Banff, Alberta.
Other titles by Paul Zizka
Canadian Rockies Aerial Photography
Prince Edward Island
Images of the Night Sky
The Arctic and Subarctic Photography of Dave Brosha
The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered
Souvenir of the Canadian Rockies
Splendour of the Canadian Rockies
Beauty of the Canadian Rockies
Grandeur of the Canadian Rockies
Summits and Starlight
The Canadian Rockies