13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Canoeing under the Stars

I enjoyed some light-painting fun with my flashlight as I waited for the Aurora to intensify. ~ Day 209 of Inspired by Wilderness: A Four Season Solo Canoe Journey. Among my goals for photography is to educate and inspire others to learn about wilderness ecosystems and develop a passion to protect all wild places. In 2014, I completed a 221-day solo canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park. I documented all facets of this journey to share with others.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Ely, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Gary Fiedler