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HGD - Photography

Spirits in the Sky
Northern Lights Photography
1st edition
By (photographer): Paul Zizka

By (photographer) :

Paul Zizka


RMB | Rocky Mountain Books - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Flaps


General Trade
May 10, 2022
$25.00 CAD


8in x 8 in

Page Count:

192 pages


colour photographs
RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
PHOTOGRAPHY / Astrophotography
Photojournalism and documentary photography
North America
A beautiful collection of colourful images from the brilliant and inspiring night sky of the Northern Hemisphere.

Few natural phenomena compare to the drama, surprise, and beauty of the northern lights. Witnessing their dance across the sky is a magical and unforgettable experience. Capturing the aurora borealis with a camera, though, takes careful planning and persistence, an understanding of the science, attention to the data and conditions, and a dose of luck.

For over a decade, landscape photographer Paul Zizka has been on a chase to capture the northern lights – one that has taken him right off his doorstep in Banff, Canada, throughout the Canadian Rockies, and to the far-flung corners of the Northern Hemisphere: the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavik, Labrador, Iceland, and Greenland.

This spectacular collection compiles Zizka’s finest northern lights photographs and showcases the varied nature of this celestial display in an array of settings. From electric green to royal purple, streaking the sky over mountains or reflecting off iceberg-laden seas, Spirits in the Sky displays the aurora borealis like you’ve never seen it before.

Key Selling Points

  • Paul Zizka is an internationally renowned outdoor photographer, with massive online followings: Facebook = 364K; Instagram = 415K

  • Many international newspapers, online journals, and social media platforms feature "Northern lights photographer of the year"

  • The northern lights may be the most awe-inspiring spectacle that any of us will ever see

  • There are roughly 1.8 million posts on Instagram featuring the #northernlights hashtag

  • The northern lights season runs from September to April in the northern hemisphere

  • This book is designed for the gift and tourist markets, as opposed to being a "how to"

  • Features 100 of Zizka's best aurora images from across the Northern Hemisphere


    Paul Zizka is a professional mountain landscape and adventure photographer. His award-winning images have been featured in a wide variety of publications, including Maclean’s, National Geographic Traveller, National Geographic Adventure, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Canadian Geographic. His client list includes leading national and global brands such as Apple, Dell, Arc’Teryx, lululemon athletica, Panasonic, MEC, and Canon. Paul has published numerous books with RMB, including: Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies; The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered; Grandeur of the Canadian Rockies; Splendour of the Canadian Rockies; Beauty of the Canadian Rockies; Souvenir of the Canadian Rockies, and Aloft: Canadian Rockies Aerial Photography. Passionate about teaching, Paul is the co-founder of OFFBEAT, a creative community for photographers which offers workshops in far-flung destinations around the globe. Originally from Quebec, Paul now lives in Banff, Alberta.

    Marketing + Promotion:

  • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews
  • Social media campaigns, blogger outreach, digital collateral for online use
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
  • Festival appearances
  • Excerpts available
  • Electronic ARCs
  • Electronic blads
  • Media + Publicity Pitches:

  • 51 Degrees North
  • above&beyond
  • Alberta Views
  • BC BookLook
  • BC BookWorld
  • CAA Magazine
  • Calgary Herald
  • Canadian Geographic
  • Capture Magazine
  • CBC Calgary
  • CBC Edmonton
  • CBC North
  • Coast Mountain Culture
  • Crag and Canyon
  • Crowfoot Media
  • CTV Morning Live Calgary
  • Geist
  • Global Morning News Calgary
  • Kootenay Mountain Culture
  • Metro News (UK)
  • Mountain FM (Banff/Canmore)
  • Mountain Life
  • Outdoor Photography Magazine
  • PhotoEd Magazine
  • PhotoLife Magazine
  • Read Local BC
  • Red Bull
  • Rock & Ice Magazine
  • Rocky Mountain Outlook
  • The Sun (UK)
  • Times Colonist (Annie Scoones)
  • Toronto Star
  • Wanderlust Magazine (UK)
  • BISAC Codes:

  • PHO026000 PHOTOGRAPHY / Astrophotography
  • PHO023040 PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes
  • TRV019000 TRAVEL / Pictorials
  • BISAC Regional Themes

  • North America
  • Canada
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Yukon Territory
  • Canadian Rockies
  • BISAC Merchandising Themes

  • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
  • EV110 EVENT / Winter
  • HL030 HOLIDAY / Earth Day
  • THEMA Subject Codes

  • AJ Photography and photographs
  • AJTF Photography: subject-specific techniques and principles
  • AGN Nature in art
  • AGNL Landscapes / seascapes
  • THEMA Place Qualifiers

  • 1KB North America (USA and Canada)
  • 1KBC Canada
  • 1KBC-CA-A Alberta
  • 1KBC-CA-AN Northern Alberta
  • 1KBC-CA-ANB Northern Alberta: Wood Buffalo and Waterton Lakes National Parks
  • 1KBC-CA-ANG Northern Alberta: Alberta's Rockies and Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • 1KBC-CA-AND Northern Alberta: Peace River Country (AB)
  • 1KBC-CA-H Northwest Territories
  • 1KBC-CA-K Nunavut
  • 1KBC-CA-U Yukon Territory

  • For more information contact
    [email protected]
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    Aloft Paul Zizka 9781771603973 $45.00 CAD May 25, 2021
    The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered Paul Zizka 9781771602310 $50.00 CAD Nov 07, 2017

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