Northern Magic: Aurora Borealis & Apostle Islands Ice Caves

The 40th day of year 2 demonstrates the magical beauty of the Northland. Shortly after 4 am, 40 miles north of Duluth, Minnesota I watched the Northern Lights dance across the early morning sky. While I was watching the Aurora, an owl kept me company hooting from about one hundred yards away!

If the day had just ended at this point, I would have been happy. However, along with a few friends we drove over to northwestern Wisconsin and visited the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves. We hit the jackpot … a gorgeous blue ski day with mild winds and temperatures which soared into the mid 20’s. Winter is truly special!

Northern Lights Over Little Stone Lake (Minnesota)
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Apostle Islands Ice Caves
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Most folks walk over the frozen Lake Superior ice … some come by plane! Regardless, it is a treat to see the ice caves … an experience which only occurs every few years when a cold winter and winds over Lake Superior combine to make the ice safe to walk out to the caves.
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One thought on “Northern Magic: Aurora Borealis & Apostle Islands Ice Caves

  1. I really appreciate your photographs of the Northern Lights. I know the perils of night photography but your images were worth all the efforts. I have been to Iceland just to capture a glimpse of this natural phenomena. I took the trip July 2013 I would be glad to share it will you and your visitors. 🙂

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