Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

Basking in the glow of the setting sun.

She quietly paddled off after the sun went down.

The other sunset, which will be forever vivid in my mind happened earlier this summer. We were driving along the Dempster Highway heading to the remote village of Inuvik in Canada’s far north. After midnight the sunset began and lasted for a very long time. We pulled over and watched the spectacle with our mouths open. This was the first “midnight sunset” I have ever seen.

The horizon was set on fire.

the colours lingered in the sky for a very long time after the sun set because we were north of the Arctic Circle.

37 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

  1. Really like the duck silhouette 🙂

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  6. Lovely cloudscapes 🙂

  7. One of the best interpretations in my list. Great job, Ms. Maggie. I like that duck (or swan) at the center of the second photo. It’s so cool to have her there.

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  11. Ronnie/Hurtled to 60

    What a marvellous subject this week, your sunsets are wonderful

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  13. One of the best sets of photos for this week’s challenge!

  14. wonderful images. i read a comment somewhere some time ago that your photos are always a treat however i was unable to find your blog at the time. so am very happy to see some of your work. the comment was not overrated! thanks for sharing.

  15. Beautiful and calming photos. I would love to see the sky over the Arctic, must be breath taking. I don’t remember much about living in Canada, (where I was born) but my mother has told me about the looonnng winter nights, and the feeling when spring finally came.

  16. Wow, I love this collection! Could the water in the second photo be any smoother?! Goodness. 🙂


  17. northernnarratives

    Nice collection of photos 🙂

  18. Love those top two ~ it’s wonderful to see nature appreciating nature. 😀

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  21. The last picture does look like the sky is on fire. Breathtakingly beautiful. The duck on the water is a serene vision. Love the photos and the flow of words. Thanks for one wonderful sunset.

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  24. wow,i have never seen a midnight sun only read about it . Beautiful pics,I would love to see it myself someday.

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  28. I like the movement outwards from the close up of the basking bird to the panoramic landscape. Unfortunately I did not manage to see a midnight sunset during my time in Canada. Maybe one day.

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