Natasha Wheatley is a photographer on a mission. The U.K.-born photographer, now based in Vancouver calls herself The Aurora Hunter, and specializes in images of the night sky.

No surprise then, that she was camera ready Tuesday night, when the Aurora Borealis came into view over Vancouver.

"I check the Aurora forecast every day and follow Aurora notification sites," Wheatley told The Huffington Post B.C. by email. "Around 10 p.m. the social media streams began to light up with images from northern U.S. states, always a good indicator that we will get them. Seeing them in my backyard however, was not what I was expecting!"

Her incredible images of the Northern Lights doing their insanely beautiful thing were taken between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. around Vancouver and Burnaby. Wheatley traveled between Point Grey, the base of Burnaby Mountain and Barnet Marine Park for the long exposure shots — ranging from 10-30 seconds— taken with a Nikon D800.

Check out the stunning images Wheatley captured:

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  • The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Over Vancouver

    These shots of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) were taken on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 in Vancouver and Burnaby, B.C. by Natasha Wheatley, aka <a href="http://www.theaurorahunter.com/" target="_blank">The Aurora Hunter</a>.

  • The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Over Vancouver

  • The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Over Vancouver

  • The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Over Vancouver

  • The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Over Vancouver

  • The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Over Vancouver

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  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Northern lights spotted over downtown Edmonton.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Aurora Borealis outside of Fort Saskatchewan

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Northern lights over Edmonton.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Even with bright moon light and city lights one could still observe the Aurora Borealis over Calgary 10:30pm Sept 30.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Even with bright moon light and city lights one could still observe the Aurora Borealis over Calgary 10:30pm Sept 30.

  • Northern Ligts In Other Parts Of Alberta

    Even with bright moon light and city lights one could still observe the Aurora Borealis over Calgary 10:30pm Sept 30.

  • From Space

    This one, from Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield.

  • NEXT: Beautiful aurora borealis around the world.

  • <em>Next: Northern Lights Over Pitt Meadows, B.C.</em>

  • This gallery shows images of the northern lights captured by photographer Paulo Cabazal between Oct. 8 and 9, 2013.


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