Hanging Out with His Highness: An Aerial Tour of Mount Robson

2014 has been an exciting year here at Paul Zizka Photography. I was fortunate to spend a considerable amount of time in some of the most beautiful parts of the Canadian Rockies. One of the highlights of my year as a photographer occurred while shooting for Mount Robson Provincial Park in October, and I thought I would share the experience by putting a blog post together.

The entire Robson experience was a highlight – photographing caves under glaciers, obscure summits and icebergs – but as a photographer it is hard to beat flying over a landscape. I got to do just that for a few hours, along with ranger Jesse Milner and Yellowhead Helicopters. In glorious weather and light, we buzzed around the King of the Rockies for quite some time, getting dropped off on the summit of Rearguard Mountain along the way for a few land-based photographs. It was a rather bumpy ride, especially when we ventured right along the summit ridge, with both doors off, feet dangling. But thanks to pilot Dale it was quite a memorable experience and I am back to write about it!

Here are a few highlights from a thrilling trip up high with the King!

Click on any thumbnail to enlarge and start the slideshow.

Travel Alberta’s #AlbertaDarkSkies Photo Contest

Some sweet prizes are up for grabs in the Alberta Dark Skies Photo Contest, hosted by Travel Alberta! I’ve teamed up with them to offer an evening of one-on-one photo instruction and the winner will also receive two nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs plus a $500 Fairmont gift certificate and $300 in gas cards.

Northern Lights over Castle Mountain, Banff National Park. Photo by Paul Zizka.

Northern Lights over Castle Mountain, Banff National Park. Photo by Paul Zizka.

To enter, post your most intriguing shot of Alberta Dark Skies to Instagram or Twitter using #albertadarkskies and tag @travelalberta. The contest runs from November 20, 2014 – January 18, 2015. Winner will be chosen January 26, 2015.

Check out the full contest details at travelalberta.com/albertadarkskies!

Water: 6 Photographs from Around the World

This past year, I have been lucky to travel through the South Pacific with my family, to the Northwest Territories for a workshop with Dave Brosha, and to Saint Lucia for some personal time away. No matter where I go, I am always attracted to water, to the unique character of the shoreline, features in the sea that surprise me, and the interplay of light and reflection. So, as we approach the end of 2014, and my international travels are done for the year, I wanted to share a selection of six photographs of water from around the world.

Enjoy!

These images are available as limited edition prints

Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park

Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park

Tikehau Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia.

Tikehau Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia.

Limu Pools, Niue

Limu Pools, Niue

Yellowknife River, Northwest Territories

Yellowknife River, Northwest Territories

Taranaki coast, New Zealand

Taranaki coast, New Zealand

La Toc Beach, St Lucia

La Toc Beach, St Lucia

Check out these articles, too:

Untouched, Underdocumented: Photos from the Island of Niue

Mountain Immersions – An Underwater Look at Banff National Park

Aurora Watching Web Resources

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