A new photo exhibit at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre was unveiled this weekend, a celebration of all that the unique nature of the Northwest Territories has to offer.
What you might not know is it took seven and a half years’ worth of work to put together.
The new exhibit titled Love, the Land by Hay River-based nature photographer Adam Hill compiles 28 of the best photos Hill has taken across the territory over more than seven years traveling.
“I’m quite fortunate that I’ve been mostly everywhere so far in the territories,” Hill told Moose FM.
The photos range from wildlife and landscape shots to plants, and of course you can’t forget the Northern Lights.
Hill grew up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, but says he fell in love with the territories and the beauty here.
“I grew up with lakes, rivers and mountains all around me,” he said.
“I really fell in love with nature and what it can offer, and when I came to the territories it was literally a whole new world, a world that I never really dreamed of exploring.”
And explore Hill did.
He’s traveled to 25 of the territory’s 33 communities over the years, snapping shots along the way that now hang on display at the heritage centre.
Hill says there’s a little bit for everyone looking to grasp the beauty the North has to offer.
“If you’re interested in anything nature related across the territories from Ulukhaktok to Fort Smith, you can see what the territory can offer,” he explained.
“It’s just a very small selection of what I’ve seen throughout the territories [and] a great way to show what I’ve experienced in the territories. I’ve been really, really fortunate to see all that I have and I really know it. To actually get where I’ve gone, it’s a rare thing.”
Love, the Land opened this weekend, and is set to run until November.