September 22, 2012

Aurora Borealis, Svalbard

Photograph by Max Edin, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

I was visiting Longyearbyen, Svalbard, way up over the Arctic Circle, when I decided one clear night to go out and photograph the stars. After I made it to the location I'd chosen and had set up my exposure, the most beautiful aurora borealis show I've ever witnessed happened right overhead. The full moon at the time helped brighten up the foreground, creating this image.

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