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Aurora over Ungava

Photo © 2016 Mariela Urra Schiaffino
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This fantastic photo of northern lights reflecting off the waters of a calm tundra lake near Ungava Bay, Nunavik Canada was taken in late August 2016 by trip leader / photographer Mariela Urra Schiaffino during a Musk-ox, Autumn Colors & Aurora wildlife expedition to Canada's Far North. Most of Nunavik is situated beneath the ‘auroral oval’ and is listed as one of the best places in the world to observe this phenomenon. We start to see aurora displays in the Ungava Bay region in mid-August that increase in intensity into September. Mariela writes:

"...While during the day we were out exploring the tundra, the nights were the time to share a warm meal and to tell stories and impressions. Many nights we were able to see the spectacle of the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. The local Inuit guides were so important to understand how people have depended on this land to live for thousand of years, and they were so kind to share their knowledge and culture with us. I enjoyed every minute of this learning experience. I was able to witness the positive evolution that our guests experienced in all of our expeditions. Being outside of their comfort zones, exposed to this sublime landscapes, rigorous weather conditions and encounters with animals in the wild, I think It is a genuine and profound invitation to re-think personal choices and priorities in everyone’s life. I am sure that all of them came back home with something much more than great pictures, something new and unexpected to share with friends and family. Being one of the guides I felt like a true travel partner in the deep exploration of this territory..." 

Click here to check out Mariela's full photo essay and trip review about her work with us in the Canadian Far North


We offer quality northern lights viewing on the following expeditions:

- Musk-ox, Autumn Colors & Aurora

- Polar Bears, Musk-ox, Icebergs & Seals



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