January 19, 2016

Dancing on Ice

Photograph by Gheorghe Popa, National Geographic Your Shot

Seeking out the aurora borealis can lead to some sleepless nights, as Your Shot member Gheorghe Popa can attest. Popa traveled to Iceland in October 2015—prime viewing time for the northern lights—and waited until he got the opportunity to make this image. “I really wanted to see the aurora borealis … After two nights without sleep, eventually I was lucky to take a photograph of Jökulsárlón lagoon and the aurora borealis,” Popa writes. “It was perfect. What could be nicer than pieces of ice seen in the northern lights?”

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23 comments
R. C.
R. C.

I LOVE THIS 

maftei adrian
maftei adrian

Felicitari si astept urmatoarea ta fotografie premiata !

M. Borat
M. Borat

Incredible. Definitely worth the sleepless nights.

Kevin Hryclik
Kevin Hryclik

Great shot.  You even managed to capture some star light in the ice!

Mobeen Ali
Mobeen Ali

That is an amazing shot, well worth the wait.

Calin Oprea
Calin Oprea

Felicitari, Gheorghe ! Foarte faina fotografia.

Adnan Sarı
Adnan Sarı

süper..i was waiting for one night there near the lagoon..but i couldnt catch polar lights...you are lucky anyway...))congrutilation..))


Elizabeth Robert
Elizabeth Robert

Truly remarkable...not only the aurora, but the billions of stars being reflected in the ice and water.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw

Stunning shot. Doesn't matter how many photos I see of it, the aurora always takes my breath away. Magic.

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