Hello everyone, and welcome to the Yukon! It seems that a lot of people out camping were taken by surprise by the snow during the long weekend. This grizzly was enjoying the early morning sunshine after a night of light snowfall last Monday in the Yukon Southern Lakes region.
It’s as sure a sign of spring as any, the Trumpeter Swans have returned to their favorite resting area in M’Clintock Bay on Marsh Lake, in the Yukon Southern Lakes Area. Approximately 750 swans were counted last week in the bay by the Swan Haven biologists. Each year about 10% of North America’s Trumpeter Swans stop here during spring migration.
As the temperatures start to rise, our big freeze is coming to an end… the ice and snow are starting to melt in the Southern Yukon.
Northern Lights dazzled last weekend in the Southern Yukon, especially during the night of Good Friday. These pictures of the aurora dancing over Red Ridge mountain in the Annie Lake valley were shot around 1am, just after my long exposure shot of the star trails.
Star Trails and Northern Lights in the Yukon night sky during the Easter weekend.
To create this image I used my Canon EOS 5D Mark II with my fisheye Rokinon 14mm and stacked 76 time lapse frames of 30-second exposures, for a total of 38 minutes of rotation. Taken just around midnight last Thursday in the Yukon Southern Lakes Area.