The night ambassador wolf Maya passed away, the northern lights were brilliant and expansive. Awed by the sight, wildlife photographer Heidi Pinkerton decided to try to capture the fire in the sky for the very first time. As she was setting up her camera, the echo of a lone wolf howling mournfully in the distance washed over her. What Heidi captured that evening turned out to be much more than just a series of incredible images. That singular experience captured her heart and ignited her passion for northern lights photography. Please join us for this unique collection of art and science exploring the aurora borealis at the International Wolf Center.
About the Artist
For more than a decade Heidi Pinkerton has been capturing the heart of nature and wildlife through her camera lens. As an artist from the Ely, Minnesota, area she is uniquely positioned to bring the world astonishing images of wildlife and wild skies.
As a specialist in photographing the auroras, Pinkerton has developed her own unique approach. She reviews daily aurora substorm updates from the forecasting website provided by the Geophysical Institute and is constantly scouting out locations to frame her shots.
She currently lives in Babbitt, Minnesota, with her husband and best friend, Tom. She is the sole proprietor of Root River Photography. Her work has been seen in Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine and the Science Museum of Minnesota’s newsletter. Her work has been sold in nearly every state in the United States and in many other countries. She is a graduate of Waukesha County Technical College with a degree in Culinary Arts.
Pinkerton’s work can be seen and purchased at www.rootriverphotography.com.