Sask. stargazing photographers remember 2015 for the skies

From an aurora-lit coyote den to an abandoned ship in the sky, photographers have shared the best of 2015 in Saskatchewan.

Moments of 2015 marked with photos

Blair Knox took this photo of the aurora lighting a coyote's den. (Submitted by Blair Knox)

The past year will be remembered in many different ways, depending in large part on who you are and where you live.

For stargazing photographers in Saskatchewan, 2015 will go down as the year of the northern lights.

Ragnar Robinson captured these incredible images in La Ronge on Jan. 31. 

Ragnar Robinson took this photo near La Ronge, Sask. on Dec. 31, 2015. (Submitted by Ragnar Robinson)
Ragnar Robinson captured this photo of a sled ride under the northern lights near La Ronge, Sask. (Submitted by Ragnar Robinson)
Photo taken by Ragnar Robinson near La Ronge, Sask. (Submitted by Ragnar Robinson)
The aurora borealis lights the sky over a cabin. (Submitted by Ragnar Robinson)

Ryan Parker took this portrait of the stars during a commute in August 2015.

Ryan Parker took this photo of a starry prairie sky during a road trip in August 2015. (Submitted by Ryan Parker)

"I took this photo when I was driving to Edmonton in August last year. Believe it or not, I shot this without a tripod because I had forgotten it in Saskatoon; I had to place my camera on my car and angle it upwards and hold it in place using rocks and a timed shutter release," Parker wrote. 

"After many exposures, I finally got the right shot. This photo was taken somewhere close to the Alberta border."

During the first week of January 2016, Blair Knox took these photos east of Saskatoon. 

The northern lights danced above this field in a shot captured by Blair Knox. (Submitted by Blair Knox)
Blair Knox took this photo of the aurora lighting a coyote's den. (Submitted by Blair Knox)

"The lights were amazing and I also found a coyote den with the Aurora and moon over top of them," Knox said.

This iridescent image was captured by Blair Knox east of Saskatoon. (Submitted by Blair Knox)
The beauty of the aurora borealis was captured by Blair Knox. (Submitted by Blair Knox)

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Madeline Kotzer


Madeline Kotzer is an award-winning Saskatchewan journalist and Social Media News Editor/Presenter for CBC Saskatchewan and CBC Saskatoon.


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