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10 amazing aurora photos from Can Geo's Instagram community

A roundup of the best photos of the northern lights submitted to our hashtag this week

  • Published Nov 09, 2017
  • Updated Apr 06, 2023
  • 564 words
  • 3 minutes
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For years, Canadian Geographic has been highlighting the remarkable photographs our readers and followers share with us through a variety of media. Our Photo Club is one of Canada’s largest online photography communities, and social media users regularly share their views of Canada — and the world — by tagging #ShareCanGeo and #CanGeoTravel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Last year, we decided to celebrate our incredible community and Canada’s sesquicentennial by producing a special book, 150 Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos. In early 2018, we’ll be publishing another collectors’ edition featuring more photographs from #ShareCanGeo contributors.

Each week on Thursday, we’ll share 10 amazing photos grouped around a certain theme as a digital version of the ‘In a snap’ page in our regular issues. This week’s theme is the northern lights.

Want to see more? We’ll be sharing a #CanGeoTravel edition each Tuesday, and more #ShareCanGeo photos will be shared online every Thursday. Until then, click through to @CanGeo and @CanGeoTravel on Instagram, where Northwest Territories-based photojournalist Pat Kane (@patkanephoto) has taken over our feed to showcase life in Canada’s north.

1. Elk Island National Park, Alta.


A post shared by Madison Dahl (@madisondahl) on  

 2. Willow Island, Man. 


A post shared by Karyn (@_soley_) on

 3. Fort Nelson, B.C.

4. Baie-Comeau, Que.


A post shared by Etienne lampron (@el__photos) on  

 5. Whitehorse, Y.T.


A post shared by Northern Capture (@liz_c) on

6. Churchill, Man.


A post shared by Corbin Hawkins (@i_to_eyephoto) on

7. Edmonton

8. Rural Manitoba


A post shared by Kyle Schappert (@kyleschappert) on

9. Watson Lake, Y.T.


A post shared by Jan Hall (@janhallcreative) on  

10. Riding Mountain National Park, Man.


A post shared by Jenna (@jdleigh) on

Related: 10 amazing photos of autumn in Canada from Can Geo’s Photo Club


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