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Celebrated Hay River photographer Adam Hill says goodbye to the North – North

He came to the Northwest Territories as a budding nature photographer and is leaving as an acclaimed aurora and wildlife aficionado.

Hay River’s Adam Hill, after eight years of celebrating Northern nature and wildlife with his breathtaking photos, is heading back home to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The aurora over the Yellowknife sky. (Submitted by Adam Hill)

“The North’s been extremely, extremely good to me,” said Hill. “It’s been a spectacular eight years here.”

Hill said he came to the North looking for work to make a living.

“When I realized I was coming to Hay River, a little bulb went off in my head. I thought, ‘Oh my god, the aurora,'” said Hill.

He’s been chasing the “captivating” sky ever since.

A winter aurora in Hay River, N.W.T. (Submitted by Adam Hill)

Hill has travelled far and wide — as far north as Ulukhaktok, to Fort Liard, and “everywhere in between,” he said. He says one of his favourite experiences was photographing caribou on the tundra.

“It’s hunting for me essentially. I know people love to go out and hunt. I just prefer to shoot with a camera,” said Hill.

Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge is located just north of the tree line in Yellowknife. That’s where Hill took this photo of two caribou in the autumn tundra. (Submitted by Adam Hill)

Hill has had his work featured on covers of Canadian Geographic, online with National Geographic, and even in the women’s fashion-oriented Elle Magazine. What Hill calls the “pinnacle of [his] career” is to have his work exhibited at the Prince of Wales heritage centre in Yellowknife.   

Then, there’s the coin.

Adam Hill’s photo is featured on a $10 coin to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. (Royal Canadian Mint)

“Well of course the coin is usually the most talked about one,” said Hill, whose aurora photo is featured on an exclusive $10 coin for Canada 150 celebrations.

“A coin. Would you ever think to have your photo a…

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