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Pillars of Light
14-NOV-2012

Pillars of Light

Clarence-Rockland, Ontario

A dazzling display of the northern lights (aurora borealis) erupted on November 13th/14th. Even though it was considered a moderate geomagnetic storm (KP 6), it was one of the best light shows I have seen in years. I did have a tense moment, however, as anywhere from 5 to 8 coyotes closed in on me to about twenty five yards or so. They decided to take off, yelping all the way through the field back into the forest. Clarence-Rockland, Ontario.


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patrice avossa17-Nov-2012 04:13
amazing photo with great composition and superb natural phenomena
larose forest photos17-Nov-2012 02:47
This is amazing, really phenomenal. I wish I had seen them! Don't worry about the coyotes, they are curious animals and probably wondered what you were. They are more afraid of you... VV
pkocinski15-Nov-2012 12:58
Awesome capture Bill. Darn - wish I was up at that hour to see if they were visible here :-(
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal15-Nov-2012 06:58
This is wonderful, great work Bill!! V
Ann Pettigrew15-Nov-2012 03:31
Neat story! Were you really concerned the coyotes would attack you? I would love to see the aurora like this!
wade clare15-Nov-2012 03:06
Amazing image.Bill
vatorman15-Nov-2012 02:47
Awesome Bill!
I; however, am to far north to see them, in Thule.
Hank Vander Velde15-Nov-2012 01:22
WOW! Bill, that is some night-time experience. Next time bring some precaution. Great and beautiful image.I have never seen this first hand. 2:00AM, is that when you were up and encountered the Coyotes?
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