Yukon Winter Dawn
The Dempster Highway, also referred to as Yukon Highway 5 and Northwest Territories Highway 8, is a highway in Canada that connects the Klondike Highway in Yukon to Inuvik, Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. This remote, about 800 km long gravel road offers spectacular views onto some of the most beautiful landscapes in Yukon’s Arctic. While living in the Territory for 22 years I have travelled this highway during all seasons. Not far north of the Arctic Circle I took this image of the Richardson Mountains during the “blue hour” on a cloudy day just before sunrise. You can feel the cold in this image! At the same time you get a sense of the vast open space still prevalent in the northern Yukon today.
Yukon, formerly Yukon Territory, territory of northwestern Canada, an area of rugged mountains and high plateaus. It is bounded by the Northwest Territories to the east, by British Columbia to the south, and by the U.S. state of Alaska to the west, and it extends northward above the Arctic Circle to the Beaufort Sea. The capital is Whitehorse.
The mineral wealth of Yukon has been known since the famous Klondike gold rush of the later 1890s, but the combination of an Arctic climate and remoteness from markets has limited the economic exploitation of such resources and the development of modern settlement. Instead, the territory remains among the few frontiers on the North American continent, a sparsely populated and largely unspoiled wilderness.
The Yukon Winter Dawn fine art print has a limited edition of only 25. Most other fine art photographers have a much higher limited edition number. The lower the number the higher is the value of the print. Please also browse through my other limited editions Limited Fine Art Prints (edition of 100) and Exclusive Art Collector Prints (edition of ONLY 5)