The Aurora Borealis was out in full force last night so I headed an hour north of Terrace to the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park to photograph them. This site is believed to be one of Canada's most recent volcanic eruptions. Legend has it that children had shown disrespect to the life-giving salmon by putting stones and burning sticks into their backs and watching them swim. The elders warned the children repeatedly to stop but they did not listen. Soon the ground began to rumble. The volcano and the lava flow then covered the valley bottom, redirected the mighty Nass River and destroyed two villages. This resulted in 2000 Nisga'a people perishing.

Shooting the northern lights at this location was a surreal and spiritual experience and I hope you guys enjoy this photo. Please share and help show the rest of the world this truly amazing place.

Canon 5D mkII + Canon 14mm f/2.8L II USM
8.0sec @ f/2.8, ISO 2000, 14mm
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