Streams of green and pink light flicker across the Alberta sky in Edmonton-based photographer Zoltan Kenwell's latest work, Prelude to Solar Maximum.

Created from footage Kenwell collected over five months last year, the time-lapse video is a taste of what's to come during this year's solar maximum — an 11-year peak in solar activity.

For Kenwell, it means a busy year ahead. Kenwell plans to capture the vibrant aurora borealis displays with more time-lapse videos - even if that means regularly going without sleep.

"I really enjoy being in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere and just taking this all in," Kenwell says.

Read more about Zoltan Kenwell and learn how to take great northern lights photos in Canadian Geographic's “How to shoot the northern lights” feature.