“Spirits in the Sky” – One Last Look at the Amazing Aurora Display of June 1st 2013

All aurora nights start with the same intention. “Oh I’ll just get out for an hour and be in bed by midnight…” Somehow I keep getting caught up taking in the celestial displays and end up staying out for much later than that. Some shows warrant not going back to bed at all. The night…

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November Lights – A Look Back on this Week’s Aurora Displays

It’s been an exciting (and sleep-deprived) week in the mountains of Banff National Park. Daytime for me was spent working on outdoor shoots for local clients as well as doing some landscape photography instruction. Both clients and participants were great to work with and made the last few days extremely rewarding. I am thankful to…

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Nature’s Fireworks: 15 Images of Auroras Over Banff National Park (July 15, 2012)

In an effort to view the much anticipated northern lights event of July 15th in complete wilderness, two friends and I decided to make the trip into the remote Scott Duncan Hut on the Waputik Icefield. As a keen nighttime photographer I knew that, if the skies cleared, the hut would provide a perfect viewpoint…

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A Taste of Winter in Banff National Park

With all the recent time spent in exotic locations, I have been guilty of neglecting my own neck of the woods, which happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, particularly in the winter. Here are a few images that celebrate the incredible beauty of the place I am lucky to…

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2011 Leftovers – A Good Year!

It has been another great year at Paul Zizka Photography and I want to thank you all for your support again this year. I was fortunate to be able to spend a considerable amount of time documenting some of the world’s most spectacular corners over the last 12 months, from Nepal to Nunavut to our…

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Daily Photo – The Chieftain

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. The Chieftain Despite reaching higher into the sky, Hungabee Mountain exists in the shadow of neighbouring Mts Lefroy and Victoria, perhaps because it is not as prominent from the roads. Still, it remains a formidable sight, its black, crumbling rock rising sheerly at the…

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Daily Photo – Autumn on Motion

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Autumn in Motion Standing in this field near Vermilion Lakes, I felt like I witnessed the arrival of fall that evening. The clouds were racing across the sky, there was a chill in the air, and the colours were exploding all around the wetlands.…

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Daily Photo- Golden Rockies

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Golden Rockies An ant’s view of fall at Hillsdale Meadows. As if the Rockies were not beautiful enough the rest of the year, they are especially so in September when they see summer off with one last pulse of gold, shown here against the…

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